Nominees

Creative Writing

Rehana Rossouw

Rehana Rossouw has been a successful and well known journalist for three decades and has also taught journalism and creative writing. She has a Master’s in Creative Writing from Wits University.

‘What Will People Say?’ published in 2015, is her first novel. She has been recognised for her astounding love and knowledge of books and as such is very active in the South African and International literary world where she often judges in events such as the 2008 Sunday Times Literary Awards.

More recently Rossouw was a judge in the EU Literary Awards and she has participated in panel discussions at the Cape Town Book Fair.

 

 

 

 

Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes is a novelist, short story writer, journalist and television scriptwriter whose books have been translated into 26 languages.

Her most recent novel is Broken Monsters, published in July 2014. Her novel, Zoo City won the prestigious 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award. She is also the author of The Shining Girls, a novel about a time-traveling serial-killer. Her first novel was Moxyland, described as a cyberpunk novel set in a future Cape Town. Her first book was the non-fiction work, Maverick: Extraordinary Women From South Africa's Past. She has also published short stories. Over the years she has initiated a range of projects to raise money for issues such as rape crisis and refugee kids in Hillbrow.

 

 

 

 

Angela Makholwa

Angela Makholwa’s first novel Red Ink was published in 2007, followed by The 30th Candle and her most recent, Black Widow Society. Of herself, Makholwa says “Writing is the essence of who I am.

I grew up living in my head most of the time. My first love was not a cute boy in nice Ray Ban sunglasses, but various characters I encountered in books from faraway lands that captured my imagination and invoked feelings of kinship with the characters that I read about”.