2018 Activities

2018 SALA WINNERS

Category Author Title of book/publication Profile
Children’s Literature Award Jaco Jacobs DAAR’S NIE ‘N KROKODIL IN HIERDIE BOEK NIE

MOENIE HIERDIE BOEK EET NIE

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Marilyn Honikman THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIVE View Profile
Novel Award Dan Sleigh 1795 View Profile
First-time Published Author Award Malebo Sephodi MISS BEHAVE View Profile
Literary Journalism Award Sam Mathe BODY OF WORK View Profile
Poetry Award Kelwyn Sole WALKING, FALLING View Profile
Nadine Gordimer Short-story Award Nick Mulgrew THE FIRST LAW OF SADNESS View Profile
Nicole Jaekel Strauss AS IN DIE MOND View Profile
Creative Non- Fiction Award Jurgen Schadeburg THE WAY I SEE IT View Profile
Literary Translators Award Peter Tshobisa Mtuze

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Jeff Opland

Umoya Wembongi: Collected Poems 1922 – 1935) by John Solilo

AND

Iziganeko Zesizwe: Occasional Poems(1900-1943) by S.E.K. Mqhayi

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Posthumous Literary Award Leon Roussow BODY OF WORK View Profile
SM Mofokeng BODY OF WORK View Profile
Chairperson’s Award Peter Magubane BODY OF WORK View Profile
Lifetime Achievement Literary Award Ronnie Kasrils Ronnie Kasrils View Profile
Hermann Giliomee BODY OF WORK View Profile
National Poet Laureate Prize Mongane Wally Serote BODY OF WORK View Profile

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2018 SALA Shortlist

Released by the South African Literary Awards
(28th September 2018)

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  • First-time Published Author Award
#NO Author Title of book/publication Language
1 Celesté Fritze Verlorenkop Afrikaans
2 Malebo Sephodi Miss Behave English
  • Creative Non- Fiction Award
#NO Author Title of book/publication Language
1 Deon Maas Melk die heilige koeie: Van baarde en banting tot Zupta and zol Afrikaans
2 Jurgen Schadeberg The Way I See It English
  • Sello Duiker Memorial Literary Award

NO SHORTLIST

  • Poetry Award
#NO Author Title of book/publication Language
1 Johan Myburg Uittogboek Afrikaans
2 Kelwyn Sole Walking, Falling English
  • Literary Translators Award
#NO Author & Age Title of book/publication Language
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Jeff Opland and Peter Mtuze

Jeff Opland and Peter Mtuze

Umoya Wembongi: Collected Poems 1922 – 1935) by John Solilo isiXhosa to English
Iziganeko Zesizwe: Occasional Poems(1900-1943) by S.E.K. Mqhayi
  • Nadine Gordimer Short Story Award
#NO Author Title of book/publication Language
1 Nick Mulgrew The First Law of Sadness English
2 Nicole Jaekel Strauss As in die mond Afrikaans
  • Novel Award
#NO Author Title of book/publication Language
1 Dan Sleigh 1795 Afrikaans
2 Rehana Rossouw New Times English
  • Children’s Literature Award
#NO Author Title of book/publication Language
1 Marilyn J Honikman There should have been five English
2 Jaco Jacobs Daar is nie ʼnkrokodil in hierdie boek nie Afrikaans
3 Jaco Jacobs Moenie hierdeie boek eet nie Afrikaans
4 Marita Van Der Vyver Al wat ek weet Afrikaans
  • Posthumous Literary Award
#NO Author Title of book/publication
To be announced at the award ceremony Body of work
  • Literary Journalism Award
#NO Author Title of book/publication
To be announced at the award ceremony Body of work
  • Lifetime Achievement Literary Award
#NO Author Title of book/publication Language
1 Hermann Giliomee Body of work Afrikaans
2 Ronnie Kasrils Body of work English
  • Chairperson’s
#NO Author Title/Publication
To be announced at the award ceremony Body of work
  • National Poet Laureate
#NO Author Title/Publication
To be announced at the award ceremony Body of work

The seventh annual Africa Century International African Writers Conference (ACIAWC) invites papers and panel proposals, interpreting the theme:

“Unifying Africa: Writing and reading in African languages”

Date

6th – 7th November 2018

Venue

Dr Miriam Makeba Concert Hall, University of South Africa (UNISA), Muckleneuk Campus. Preller Street, Muckleneuk, Pretoria, Gauteng, RSA

Paper Submission Opens: July 2018

Deadline for Paper Submissions: 7th September 2018 at 16H00

Paper acceptance/rejection notification: August to 14th September 2018

This historical gathering of authors, literary scholars and historians from across the world, will, explore the role of the writer in redefining pan-Africanist principles in the development, preservation and restoration of Africa’s identity, dignity and unity.

As the then-OAU’s Conference of African Ministers of Education and Culture (meeting in Coutonou, Benin, in 1991) resolved “…to afford the African people a moment of pause within which to reflect on the contribution of the African writer to the development of the Continent”.

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2018 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submissions opening date : 16 March 2018
Submissions closing date : 31st May 2018

Invitation

The wRite associates, in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) invites South African writers to submit their work for the South African Literary Awards (SALA). In their 13th year of existence, SALA has added two more categories, the Novel Award and Children’s Literature Award.

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Download Nomination Form MEDIA RELEASE