The winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards will be announced on Saturday, 25 June, 2016.
The Alan Paton Award will be bestowed upon a book that presents an “illumination of truthfulness, especially those forms of it that are new, delicate, unfashionable and fly in the face of power”, and that demonstrates “compassion, elegance of writing, and intellectual and moral integrity”.
The 2016 Alan Paton Award shortlist finalists are:
- JM Coetzee and the Life of Writing – David Attwell – Jacana Media
- Papwa: Golf’s Lost Legend by Maxine Case – Kwela Books
- To Quote Myself: A Memoir by Khaya Dlanga – Macmillan
- Rape: A South African Nightmare by Pumla Dineo Gqola – MF Books/Jacana Media
- Showdown at the Red Lion by Charles van Onselen – Jonathan Ball Publishers
Read interviews with all the shortlistees: