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Masande Ntshanga Wins the PEN International / New Voices Award 2013

Alert! Masande Ntshanga has been awarded the PEN International/New Voices Award 2013 for his short story “Space”. Ntshanga, who was nominated for the prize by South African PEN, trumped the shortlist of three to walk away with the $1000 prize at the 79th PEN International Congress held in Iceland on Wednesday.

The award was presented by jury member Alain Mabanckou, who, along with Hephzibah Anderson, Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Carole Blake, Sjón, and Luisa Valenzuela, had sifted through the entries from all over the world to find the winner.

Congratulations to Ntshanga! Read his winning short story here.

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SA PEN Press Release Re New Voices Award – South African Winner Announced 12092013 by Books LIVE


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