2019 SALA WINNERS

Category Author Title of book/publication Profile
Children’s Literature Award Lebohang Masango Mpumi’s Magic Beads View Profile
Youth Literature Award Sally Partridge MINE View Profile
First-time Published Author Award Bongani Ngqulunga The Man Who Founded The ANC: A Biography of Pixley ka Isaka Seme View Profile
Poetry Award Tony Ullyatt AN UNOBTRUSIVE VICE View Profile
Nathan Trantraal ALLES HET NIET KOM WOD View Profile
Ayanda Billie Umhlaba umanzi View Profile
k.Sello Duiker Memorial Literary Award Chase Rhys KINNES View Profiles
Novel Award Sabata-mpho Mokae MOLETLO WA MANONG View Profile
Charl-Pierre Naudé Die Ongelooflike Onskuld van DIRKIE VERWEY View Profile
Nadine Gordimer Short Story Award Niq Mhlongo SOWETO UNDER THE APRICOT TREE View Profile
Creative Non-Fiction Award Jonathan Jansen AS BY FIRE View Profile
Literary Translators Award Michiel Heyns RED DOG View Profile
Literary Journalism Award Wamuwi Mbao Body of work View Profile
Jennifer Malec Body of work View Profile
Posthumous Literary Award Cyril Lincoln Sibusiso Nyembezi Body of work  View Profile
Chairperson’s Literary Award Lindiwe Mabuza Body of work  View Profile
Lifetime Achievement Literary Award Louis Smit Body of work View Profile
Cornelius Tennyson Daniel (CTD) Marivate Body of work  View Profile

 

SOUTH AFRICAN LITERARY AWARDS: 2019 SHORTLIST

  1. Children’s Literature Award 
Author Title of book/publication Language
Lebohang Masango Mpumi’s Magic Beads English
JACO JACOBS RONDOMTALIE Afrikaans

 

  1. Youth Literature Award
Author Title of book/publication Language
Sally PARTRIDGE MINE English
MARION ERSKINE VLERKE VIR ALMAL Afrikaans

 

  1. First-time Published Author Award 
Author   Title of book/publication Language
BONGANI NGQULUNGA

 

The Man Who Founded The ANC: English
Rekgotsofetse Chikane BREAKING A RAINBOW, BUILDING A NATION

: The Politics behind #MustFall Movements

English

 

LODEWYK G. DU PLESSIS DIE DAO VAN DAAN VAN DER WALT Afrikaans

 

  1. Poetry Award
Author Title of book/publication Language
TONY ULLYATT AN UNOBTRUSIVE VICE English
Willie van der Merwe DOODMENSLIK Afrikaans
NATHAN TRANTRAAL ALLES HET NIET KOM WOD Afrikaans

 

AYANDA  BILLIE Umhlaba umanzi IsiXhosa

 

  1. Sello Duiker Memorial Literary Award
Author Title of book/publication Language
CHASE RHYS KINNES Afrikaans

 

  1. Novel Award
Author   Title of book/publication Language
Charl-Pierre Naude

 

Die Ongelooflike Onskuld van DIRKIE VERWEY Afrikaans
SABATA-MPHO MOKAE MOLETLO WA MANONG Setswana
INGRID WINTERBACH DIE TROEBEL TYD Afrikaans

 

  1. Nadine Gordimer Short-Story Award
Author Title of book/publication Language
Ken Barris The Life of Worm & Other Misconceptions English
NIQ MHLONGO SOWETO UNDER THE APRICOT TREE English

 

  1. Creative Non-Fiction Literary Award
Author

 

Title of book/publication Language
SYLVIA NEAME Imprisoned English
JONATHAN JANSEN AS BY FIRE English
JEREMY VEAREY JEREMY VANNIE ELSIES Afrikaans

 

  1. Literary Translator’s Award 
Author Title of Book/publication language
DOMINIQUE BOTHA Original: Kamphoer

 

Translation: THE CAMP WHORE

Afrikaans

 

English

MICHIEL HEYNS Original: BUYS

 

Translation: RED DOG

Afrikaans

 

English

 

  1. Literary Journalism Award
Author Title of book/publication Language
JENNIFER MALEC Body of work English
WAMUWI MBAO

 

Body of work English

 

  1. Lifetime Achievement Award
Author Title of book/publication Language
Louise Smit Body of work Afrikaans
Cornelius Tennyson Daniel (CTD) Marivate Body of work Xitsonga

 

  1. Posthumous Literary Award

To be announced at the awards ceremony

 

  1. Chairperson’s Award

To be announced at the awards ceremony


Counting down towards the 14th South African Literary Awards Episode.

The Gala dinner will be held at Ditsong National Museum of Cultural History, Bosman and Visagie Streets, Pretoria Central, Pretoria, 0002, Gauteng Province, RSA,

The awards will be preceded by the 8th Africa Century International African Writers Conference, a legacy programme of SALA. For more information about the conference go to www.africacenturyconference.co.za