Big news!

This past weekend I was thrilled to find out that I’d been longlisted for the CNA Sunday Times fiction prize alongside a stellar list of writers. I mean, look at these covers.

Image from Sunday Times Books Live

I am really honoured to be long listed, and thought you should go out and get a copy of each and every one of these books. Links to order each of them below. Or, hit up your local bookstore or CNA because CNA is sponsoring this prize!

  • Will, the Passenger Delaying Flight … by Barbara Adair (Modjaji Books) Order here.
  • Those Who Live in Cages by Terry-Ann Adams (Jacana Media). Order here.
  • Mermaid Fillet by Mia Arderne (Kwela). Order here.
  • Afterland by Lauren Beukes (Umuzi). Order here.
  • Not To Mention by Vivian de Klerk (Picador Africa). Order here.
  • Okay, Okay, Okay by Finuala Dowling (Kwela). Order here.
  • Yellowbone by Ekow Duker (Kwela). Order here.
  • The Book of Malachi by TC Farren (Kwela). Order here.
  • Breaking Milk by Dawn Garisch (Karavan Press). Order here.
  • The Eyes of the Naked by Litha Hermanus (Penguin Fiction). Order here.
  • A Poor Season for Whales by Michiel Heyns (Jonathan Ball Publishers). Order here.
  • The Book of Gifts by Craig Higginson (Picador Africa). Order here.
  • The Gospel According to Wanda B. Lazarus by Lynn Joffe (Modjaji Books). Order here.
  • The Longest March by Fred Khumalo (Umuzi). Order here.
  • Critical But, Stable by Angela Makholwa (Pan Macmillan). Order here.
  • Scatterlings by Rešoketšwe Manenzhe (Jacana Media). Order here.
  • The Zulus of New York by Zakes Mda (Umuzi). Order here.
  • Paradise in Gaza by Niq Mhlongo (Kwela). Order here.
  • Illumination by Nthikeng Mohlele (Picador Africa). Order here.
  • The History of Man by Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu (Penguin Fiction). Order here.
  • Triangulum by Masande Ntshanga (Umuzi). Order here.
  • A Family Affair by Sue Nyathi (Pan Macmillan). Order here.
  • Born Freeloaders by Phumlani Pikoli (Picador Africa). Order here.
  • A Sin of Omission by Marguerite Poland (Penguin Fiction). Order here.
  • Lucky Packet by Trevor Sacks (Kwela). Order here.
  • The Inn at Helsvlakte by Patricia Schonstein (Penguin Fiction). Order here.
  • Leaving Word by Steven Boykey Sidley (Melinda Ferguson Books). Order here.
  • Lacuna by Fiona Snyckers (Picador Africa). Order here.
  • The Fall by Jen Thorpe (Kwela). Order here. Or here.
  • The Distance by Ivan Vladislavić  (Umuzi). Order here.
  • Still Life by Zoë Wicomb (Umuzi). Order here.
  • Due South of Copenhagen by Mark Winkler (Umuzi). Order here.
  • The Troubled Times of Magrieta Prinsloo by Ingrid Winterbach (translated by Michiel Heyns) (Human & Rousseau). Order here.

The non-fiction list is also fantastic! Do check out the original post from the Sunday Times about the long listed books.

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