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A whole bunch of awards announced

Sunday, July 25th 2010

The winners of the Sunday Times Fiction Award and the Alan Paton Literary Prize were both announced last night, and the choice must have been tough, because both shortlists this year were incredibly strong.

 However, those of you who may have heard Mervyn extolling Imraan Coovadia’s High Low In-Between as one of the best South African novels published in the last few years, will not be surprised to hear that it is the recipient of this year’s Fiction Prize. Our heartfelt congratulations to Imraan!

 The Alan Paton Award for Non-Fiction this year went to Albie Sachs for The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law, which has received equally glowing praise both locally and abroad this year. Again, we extend hearty congratulations to Judge Sachs! 

 And to round out a trifecta of congratulations, Terry Bell was last night awarded the 2010 Nat Nakasa Award for Media Integrity.

JohaN  Sunday, July 25, 2010