2017 SALA Shortlist

Category: First-time Published Author Award

Author Book title Language
Amy Jephta Kristalvlakte Afrikaans
Moses Shimo Seletisha Tšhutšhumakgala Sepedi
Mohale Mashigo The Yearning English

Category: k.Sello Duiker Memorial Literary Award

Author Book title Language
Kopano Matlwa Period Pain English
Nthikeng Mohlele Pleasure English

Category: Poetry Award

Author
Book title Language
Helen Moffett Prunings English
Ronelda S Kamfer Hammie Afrikaans
Simphiwe Ali Nolutshungu Iingcango Zentliziyo isiXhosa

Category: Creative Non- Fiction Award

Author Book title Language
Dikgang Moseneke My Own Liberator English
Elsabé Brits Emily Hobhouse – Geliefde Verraaier Afrikaans
Sylvia Vollenhoven The Keeper Of The Kumm: Ancestral Longing And Belonging Of A Boesmankind English

 

Category: Literary Journalism Award

Author Publications Language
Don Makatile His oeuvre
Phakama Mbonambi His oeuvre

 

Category: Literary Translators Award

Author Book title Language
Bridget Theron-Bushell The Thirstland Trek: 1874 – 1881

The Thirstland Trek 1874 – 1881

Afrikaans -English
Jeff Opland, Wandile Kuse and Pamela Maseko William Wellington Gqoba: Isizwe Esinembali

Xhosa Histories And Poetry (1873 – 1888)

isiXhosa –

English

Jeff Opland and Pamela Maseko DLP.Yali-Manisi: Iimbali Zamanyange, Historical Poems isiXhosa – English

Category: Nadine Gordimer Short story Award

Author Book title Language
Nick Mulgrew Stations English
Roela Hattingh Kamee Afrikaans

Category: Posthumous Literary Award

Author Publications Language
|A!kunta Body of work !Xam and !Kun
!Kabbo Body of work !Xam and !Kun
≠Kasin Body of work !Xam and !Kun
Dia!kwain Body of work !Xam and !Kun
|Han≠kass’o Body of work !Xam and !Kun

 

Category: Lifetime Achievement Literary Award

Author Publications Language
Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa Body of work English
Aletta Matshedisð Motimele Body of work Sepedi
Etienne Van Heerden Body of work Afrikaans

 

Category: Chairperson’s Award

The recipient will be announced at the award ceremony