Sunday Times Literary Awards

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The Sunday Times Literary Awards are composed of two awards, fiction and non-fiction, given by the South African newspaper the Sunday Times. The awards are the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize (formerly Sunday Times Fiction Prize 2001–14) and the Alan Paton Award for works of non-fiction (1989–present).

The prize was restructured in 2015 with the Sunday Times Fiction Prize renamed the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, which was then merged with the Alan Paton Award to form the Sunday Times Literary Awards; the money for each prize was increased in 2015 from R75 000 to R100 000.[1]

Barry Ronge Fiction PrizeEdit

The Barry Ronge Fiction Prize was renamed in 2015, formerly the Sunday Times Fiction Prize from 2001 to 2014. It is named for Barry Ronge, a South African journalist best known for his "Spit and Polish" column in the Sunday Times.


Alan Paton AwardEdit

The Alan Paton Award is a South African literary award that been conferred annually since 1989 for meritorious works of non-fiction. Sponsored by the Johannesburg weekly the Sunday Times, recipients represent the cream of contemporary South African writers who produce works that are judged to demonstrate: compassion; elegance of writing; illumination of truthfulness, especially those forms of it that are new, delicate, unfashionable and fly in the face of power; and, intellectual and moral integrity.[11] The award is named for Alan Paton, author of Cry, The Beloved Country. The award is given in conjunction with the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize.[1]



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