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Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

A nod from Woman & Home

Last year, on the sly, I won third place in Woman & Home’s short story competition with Venus in the Bedroom. And now it’s out there for all to see, in a volume of short stories available with the latest issue of W&H. (The white booklet.) And I’m in good company! Other writers in the collection include Deon Meyer, Margie Orford, Penny Vincenzi and Fiona Snyckers. You’ll see some of the magazines have been bagged with the white booklet, and others with a yellow one. The latter contains stories by writers such as Joanne Harris, but also some top local names. Go take a look, before this month’s issue sells out.


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MML Prize for Youth Literature

Carolyn tweeted from the event on Thursday, but for those who haven’t heard, my latest youth offering, Om op eiers te dans, has just won the Maskew Miller Longman prize for youth literature. Cover image to follow soon!

Well-known writer Riana Scheepers, who selected the finalists, said some lovely things about the manuscript. You can read more at

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