Sunday Times Literary Awards Shortlist nominees announced

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A total of ten books were shortlisted for the Alan Paton Award and the Sunday Times Fiction Prize at the shortlist announcement of the 2014 Sunday Times Literary Awards in association with Exclusive Books held in Franschhoek on 17 May 2014. The overall winners of both awards will be announced on 28 June in Johannesburg.

Scroll down for photos of the event.

The shortlisted books for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize are:

False River by Dominique Botha (read a review of Valsrivier here and another review here.)

Penumbra by Songeziwe Mahlangu


The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (read a review of the book here)

The Spiral House by Claire Robertson (read a review of the book here)

Wolf Wolf by Eben Venter (read a review of the Afrikaans book here)


The shortlisted books for the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction are:

The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War: A Social History by Elizabeth van Heyningen

 

My Second Initiation: The Memoir of Vusi Pikoli by Vusi Pikoli and Mandy Wiener

 

Portrait of a slave society: The Cape of Good Hope, 1717–1795 by Karel Schoeman

 

Richard Rive: a partial biography by Shaun Viljoen

 

A Rumour of Spring: South Africa after 20 Years of Democracy by Max du Preez

 

Ben Williams, Sunday Times books editor, announced the shortlist for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize.

Sunday Times Fiction Prize finalists

Michele Magwood announced the shortlist for the Alan Paton Award.

Alan Paton Award finalists

Sindiwe Magona was one of the judges of the Sunday Times Fiction Prize.

Isobel Dixon

Erika Oosthuysen

Breyten Breytenbach in conversation with André P Brink

Elizabeth van Heyningen, author of The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War: A Social History, which is shortlisted for the Alan Paton Award.

Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls, which is shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize.

Claire Robertson, author of The Spiral House, which is shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize.

Karina Szczurek

Dominique Botha, author of False River, which is shortlisted for the Sunday Times Literary Award.

Mike van Graan

Jonathan Shapiro

Melt Myburgh and Naomi Meyer

Frederik de Jager

Michiel Heyns

Marga Stoffer

Shaun Viljoen, author of Richard Rive: a partial biography, which is shortlisted for the Alan Paton Award.

Photos © Naomi Bruwer


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