PRESS RELEASE: 28th September 2018

PRESS RELEASE: 28th September 2018

The 2018 South African Literary Awards Announces Nominees, Launches 2 Additional Categories, Names New Poet Laureate Celebrating 13th anniversary of their existence, the South African Literary Awards (SALA) have shortlisted twenty three (23) authors from a total of just under two hundred (200) submissions received for 2018. The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on the 6th November at UNISA. Following the passing on of the 2nd National Poet Laureate,

PRESS RELEASE: 6 August 2018

PRESS RELEASE Release Date: 6 August 2018 (Immediate Release) Released by the wRite associates and partners. The 7th annual Africa Century International African Writers Conference (ACIAWC) Call for Papers is now open.  Papers and panel proposals, interpreting the theme “Unifying Africa: Writing and reading in African languages” are invited.  Delivered by the wRite associates in partnership with the national Department of Arts and Culture, UNISA and Archie Mafeje Research Institute

Press Release: 8th November 2017

Press Release For immediate release: 8th November 2017 Issued by the wRite associates And the 2017 SALA winners are… “Being recognised by your own is truly special. I have received many awards in my life, but this makes me very emotional. I am deeply grateful,” Dikgang Moseneke, author and former Deputy Chief Justice of the South African Constitutional Court, when accepting the 2017 South African Literary Awards’ Creative Non-fiction Award

Press Release – 13 October 2017

Press Release For immediate release: 13 October 2017 Issued by the wRite associates Twenty eight (28) South Africa’s authors are shortlisted for the 2017 South African Literary Awards (SALA). 2017 marks the highest milestone of South African Literary Awards (SALA), as the shortlist includes, for the first time, the !Xam and !Kun languages. Listed under the Posthumous Literary Awards, five (5) legendary contributors are drawn from Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy

PRESS RELEASE – ANTI-APARTHEID ACTIVIST AUTHOR, MIRIAM TLALI, DEPARTS YONDER AT 83

PRESS RELEASE 28 February 2017 ANTI-APARTHEID ACTIVIST AUTHOR, MIRIAM TLALI, DEPARTS YONDER AT 83 South Africa and the literary world mourn the passing on of Miriam Tlali, a world-renowned award-winning anti-apartheid crusading author and South Africa’s first African woman to publish a novel. She was 83. Miriam Masoli Tlali-Lehutso was born in Doornfontein in Johannesburg, in the then Transvaal (now Gauteng) and grew up in Sophiatown. She’d wanted to study

2016 SALA WINNERS ANNOUNCED

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 SALA WINNERS!   CATEGORY   AUTHOR   TITLE Posthumous Literary Award TT Cloete For his body of work Chris van Wyk For his body of work Poetry Award   Gilbert Gibson Vry Arja Salafranca Beyond Touch Nadine Gordimer Short Story Award Sandra Hill Unsettled and Other Stories Literary Translators Award Leon de Kock & Karin Schimke Flame in the Snow: The Love Letters of Andre Brink

The 2016 South African Literary Awards Nominees

PRESS RELEASE 7th October 2016 The 2016 South African Literary Awards Nominees Are Announced. Celebrating 11th anniversary of their existence, the South African Literary Awards (SALA) have shortlisted eighteen (18) authors from a total of one hundred and thirty-two (132) submissions received for 2016. The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on the 7th November at UNISA. The awards ceremony will be preceded by the 5thAfrica Century

Press Release: SALA honoured fourteen South Africa’s authors

Press Release SALA honoured fourteen South Africa’s authors at the 10th South African Literary Awards on the 7th November 2015, Tshwane Events centre, Pretoria. Receiving the awards were: CATEGORY LANGUAGE NAME & SURNAME BOOK TITLE/ OEUVRE 1. First-time Published Author Award English Carol Campbell   My Children Have Faces 2. k Sello Duiker Memorial Literary Award English Zukiswa Wanner London, Cape Town, Joburg     3.  Creative Non-Fiction Award English

Media release – SALA Celebrates a Decade of Excellence

 Press Release SALA CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF ADVANCING OUR LITERARY HERITAGE Celebrating 10 years of growth and exhilarating success, the South African Literary Awards (SALA) will honour over ten South African authors at a celebratory awards ceremony to be held at Tshwane Events Centre, Tshwane, Gauteng Province on November 7, 2015. The prestigious South African Literary Awards were founded in 2005 by the wRite associates, in partnership with the national