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2015 South African Literary Awards (SALAs) Winners Announced

My Children Have FacesLondon – Cape Town – JoburgJusticeSynapseMede-weteStrange Pilgrimages
Al die lieflike dadeMaar wie snoei die rose in die nag?

Alert! The winners of this year’s South African Literary Awards (SALAs) were announced this weekend at the Tshwane Events Centre.

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.

Antjie Krog and Achmat Dangor received Lifetime Achievement Literary Awards, while Literary Posthumous Awards were bestowed on RRR Dhlomo and HIE Dhlomo.

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2015 South African Literary Awards (SALAs) Winners:

First Time Published Author Award: Carol Campbell, My Children Have Faces

K Sello Duiker Memorial Literary Award: Zukiswa Wanner, London – Cape Town – Joburg

Literary Translators Award: Karen Press, Mede-wete and Synapse

Poetry Award (the award shared by all three nominees)

Charl-Pierre Naude (Afrikaans), Al die lifelike dade
Mangaliso Buzani (isiXhosa), Ndisabhala Imibongo
Bishop MT Makobe (Sepedi), Tsa Ngweding wa Letopanta

Creative Non-Fiction Award: Edwin Cameron, Justice: A Personal Account

Nadine Gordimer Short Story Award: Abraham H de Vries (Afrikaans), Maar wie snoei die rose in die nag?

Literary Posthumous Awards: RRR Dhlomo and HIE Dhlomo

Lifetime Achievement Literary Awards: Antjie Krog (Afrikaans) and Achmat Dangor (English)

Literary Journalism Award: Michele Magwood (English)

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Recent comments:

  • Maire
    November 9th, 2015 @12:15 #

    Oh frabjous day, Carol! So many congrats, all around.


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