This Week in Literature: Top 10 in line for literary award

The Sunday Times Literary Awards (STLA) in association with Porcupine Ridge, has announced its finalist for this year. The winners (who will each receive R100 000) will be announced on June 24.

The five novels short-listed for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize are:

The Printmaker by Bronwyn Law-Viljoen (Umuzi)

Period Pain by Kopano Matlwa (Jacana Media)

Little Suns by Zakes Mda (Umuzi)

The Woman Next Door by Yewanda Omotoso (Chatto&Windus/PRH)

The Safest Place by Mark Winkler (Umuzi).

The five books short-listed for the Alan Paton Award for Non-fiction are:

Under Nelson Mandela Boulevard: Life among the stowaways by Sean Christie (Jonathn Ball Publishers)

Darwin’s Hunch: Science, Race and the search for human Origins by Christa Kuljian (Jacana Media)

Murder at Small Koppie: The Real Story of the Marikana Massacre by Greg Marinovich (Penguin Books)

My Own Liberator by Dikgang Moseneke (Picador Africa)

Letters of Stone: From Nazi Germany to South Africa by Steven Robins (penguin Books)