The winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards were announced on Saturday night.
Pumla Dineo Gqola scooped the Alan Paton Award (non-fiction) for her book Rape, a South African Nightmare, while Nkosinathi Sithole walked off with the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize for his debut novel Hunger Eats a Man.
Jenny Crwys-Williams spoke to both authors to find out how it feels to win the most prestigious literary awards in South Africa.
The authors each received prize money of R100 000.
RAPE, A SOUTH AFRICAN NIGHTMARE BY PUMLA DINEO GQOLA
Paperback : R226.00
HUNGER EATS A MAN BY NKOSINATHI SITHOLE (Penguin)
Paperback : R220.00
eBook : R106.00
EMPATHY BY DEBBIE YAZBEK
Book published privately
Listen to the full conversation below:
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