Category : Literary Journalism Award
Author : Don Makatile
Publications : Body of work
Don Makatile is a journalist whose main interest is books and writers. He started working as a journalist in 1995. The publications he worked for include Drum, Sowetan, Sunday World and now Sunday Independent. Throughout all the two decades he worked as a journalist, Makatile has consistently been focusing on writing about writers and their work, thereby promoting African and South African literature through popular media.
He is also the publishing editor of a website, www.makatilemedia.com. According to him, the purpose of the website is “to review and recommend books. These are mostly books I have enjoyed and have strong opinions on, and then recommend. But the signature feature of the site is the Author Interview where writers share insight about their reading and writing habits”.