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Praise for Sunday Times book list

2012-05-14 10:21
 
 
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 Lewin
Little Liberia by Jonny Steinberg
Diepsloot by Anton Harber
Killing Kebble by Mandy Wiener
The Shadow World by Andrew Feinstein
My Father, My Monster by McIntosh Polela

The shortlist for the 12th Sunday Times Fiction Prize is as follows:
The Lazarus Effect by HJ Golakai
Lost Ground by Michiel Heyns
Nineveh by Henrietta Rose-Innes
Bom Boy by Yewande Omotoso
Eddie 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.

For more information visit Books Live.
 

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