Praise for Sunday Times book list
Cape Town - The announcement of the Sunday Times Literary Awards shortlist was greeted with congratulations on Twitter at the weekend.
The shortlist for the Sunday Times Alan Paton
Award for non-fiction as well as the shortlist for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize were announced at the Franschhoek Literary Festival at the weekend.
Congratulations for the nominees streamed in on Twitter.
Writer Lauren Beukes tweeted
the following on Sunday: "Huge congrats to all the shortlistees for the Alan Paton
Award http://bookslive.co.za/0iVe and the Sunday Times Fiction Prize http://bookslive.co.za/4PYH"
Talk Radio 702's John Robbie tweeted
: "Congratulations to @MandyWiener, shortlisted for the Alan Paton
award for her #KillingKebble book which has sold 55 000 copies!"
"Yay! @toshpolela. And @MandyWiener. Both on shortlist for Alan Paton
award, my 2 high moments of #FLF2012," South African singer PJ Powers tweeted
One of the nominees for the Alan Paton
prize, McIntosh Polela
, dedicated his nomination to his mother on Twitter, saying "My book, My Father, My Father, My Monster shortlisted for the Alan Paton
Award. This is for my mother."
The shortlist for the 23rd Sunday Times Alan Paton
Award for non-fiction, which usually consists of five book titles, now comprises six book titles.The list is as follows:Stones Against the Mirror
by Hugh LewinLittle Liberia
by Jonny SteinbergDiepsloot
by Anton HarberKilling Kebble
by Mandy WienerThe Shadow World
by Andrew FeinsteinMy Father, My Monster
by McIntosh PolelaThe shortlist for the 12th Sunday Times Fiction Prize is as follows:The Lazarus Effect
by HJ GolakaiLost Ground
by Michiel HeynsNineveh
by Henrietta Rose-InnesBom Boy
by Yewande OmotosoEddie Signwriter
by Adam Schwartzmann
The fiction prize and the Alan Paton
award include R75 000 and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Summer Place in Johannesburg on 21 June.
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