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The 2014 South African Literary Award (SALA) Winners

Alert! The winners of the 2014 South African Literary Awards (SALAs) have been revealed.

The SALAs were founded in 2005 by the wRite associates and the Department of Arts and Culture, to celebrate literary excellence in all the languages of South Africa.

Claire Robertson, who won this year’s Sunday Times Fiction Prize, won the First-time Published Author Award, and Books LIVE community members Makhosazana Xaba and Sihle Khumalo were also rewarded for their literary efforts.

Nuruddin Farah and Njabulo Ndebele received Lifetime Achievement Literary Awards, while Mbulelo Mzamane received a Posthumous Literary Award.

The Spiral House Running Love InterruptedThe Great Agony and Pure Laughter of the GodsThe Turtle Dove Told MeAlmost Sleeping My Way to Timbuktu

The Children of SowetoChildren of ParadiseCrossbonesFrom a Crooked RibThe Cry of Winnie MandelaRediscovery of the Ordinary

 


 

FIRST-TIME PUBLISHED AUTHOR AWARD

Claire Robertson, The Spiral House (English, Umuzi Publishers)

NADINE GORDIMER SHORT STORY AWARD

Makhosazana Xaba, Running and Other Stories (English, Modjaji books)
and
Reneilwe Malatji, Love Interrupted (English, Modjaji Books)

K SELLO DUIKER MEMORIAL LITERARY AWARD

Jamala Safari, The Great Agony and Pure laughter of the Gods (English, Umuzi Publishing)

LITERARY TRANSLATORS AWARD

Nhlanhla Maake, Malefane (Sesotho/English, Ekaam Books)

POETRY AWARD

Thandi Sliepen, The Turtle Dove Told Me (English, Modjaji Books)
and
Themba Patrick Magaisa, Mihloti ya Tingana (Xitsonga, published by TP Magaisa)

CREATIVE NON-FICTION AWARD

Sihle Khumalo, Almost Sleeping My Way to Timbuktu (English, Umuzi Publishers)

POSTHUMOUS LITERARY AWARD

Mbulelo Vizikhungo

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT LITERARY AWARDS

Nuruddin Farah and Njabulo Ndebele
 
 
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Recent comments:

  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    November 8th, 2014 @16:33 #
     
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    OMG, OMG, Modjaji collected three gongs! Jamala has at long laaaaaaaaaaaast got the prize his beautiful book deserves! Claire's exquisite Spiral House got another gong! Hearty congratulations to all the winners. Of course, I now have inevitable grief for the shortlistees who didn't make the cut -- the contests were SO close.

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