Sunday Times announces nominees for 2022 Literary Awards


The publication has partnered with Exclusive Books for the prizes, and the winners are expected to be announced next month.

Bongani Bingwa spoke to Sunday Times Deputy Editor Sue De Groot about the 2022 Sunday Times Literary Awards.

South Africa’s best fiction and non-fiction writers will be celebrated and recognized at this year’s Sunday Times Literary Awards 2022.

Speaking to Bongani Bingwa, De Groot said they expected to review and choose the best well-written books at the awards show.

There is a list of wonderful books and good reading on the shelves for book addicts.

Sue De Groot, Editor – Sunday Times

Books competing for non-fiction categories include:

Scatter Africa – a book telling the story of the late musician and director Johnny Glegg.

bloody sunday – this gripping book tells a story by Mignonne Breier and is about a massacre that occurred at the ANC Youth League event where 200 people were killed in the village of Duncan in the east from London.

the poisoner – Imraan Coovadia’s book talks about the accusation of poisoning by soldiers and spies in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Land issues – lawyer Thembeka Ngqcukaitobi writes about land and property in South Africa.

South African history – the book chronicles South Africa’s journey from the Anglo-Boer War to the year 2021.

The winners will each receive a cash prize of R100,000.

De Groot added that five other books were shortlisted for the fiction book category.

The promise – written by Damon Galgut is about the living conditions of a white Afrikaner family living on a farm just outside Pretoria.

Sugar cane children – Joanne Joseph’s book is about a woman in an arranged marriage living in India, and hoping for a better life in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

An island – Author Karen Jennings writes the story of a man living as a lighthouse keeper on an island off the coast of Africa.

Junx – a book written by Tshidiso Moletsane talks about a guy and his friend before going to a party in Dobsonville.

All Gomorrahs are the same – Thenjiwe Mswane writes about Makhosi – who is angry with the world and cannot express his rage with his family.

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