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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Alan Paton Award 1989-2013

from wikipedia accessed 7/6/13

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 which are new, delicate, unfashionable and fly in the face of power; and, intellectual and moral integrity. The award is named for Alan Paton, author of Cry, The Beloved Country. The award is given in conjunction with The Sunday Times Fiction Prize. Together the two prizes are jointly called The Sunday Times Literary Awards.

2013 – Redi Tlhabi for Endings and Beginnings
2012 – Hugh Lewin for Stones against the Mirror
2011 – Ronnie Kasrils for The Unlikely Secret Agent
2010 – Albie Sachs for The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law
2009 – Peter Harris for In a Different Time
2008 – Mark Gevisser for Thabo Mbeki - The Dream Deferred
2007 – Ivan Vladislavic for Portrait with Keys
2006 – Jointly awarded to Edwin Cameron for Witness to AIDS & Adam Levin for AidSafari
2005 – Jonny Steinberg for The Number
2004 – Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela for A Human Being Died That Night
2003 – Jonny Steinberg for Midlands
2002 – Jonathan Kaplan for The Dressing Station
2001 – Henk van Woerden for A Mouthful of Glass
2000 – Anthony Sampson for Mandela: The Authorised Biography
1999 – Jointly awarded to Antjie Krog for Country of My Skull & Stephen Clingman for Bram Fischer: Afrikaner Revolutionary
1998 – John Reader for Africa: A Biography of a Continent
1997 – Charles van Onselen for The Seed is Mine
1996 – Margaret McCord for The Calling of Katie Makanya
1995 – Nelson Mandela for Long Walk to Freedom
1994 – Breyten Breytenbach for Return to Paradise
1993 – Tim Couzens for Tramp Royal
1992 – Thomas Pakenham for Scramble for Africa
1991 – Albie Sachs for Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter
1990 – Jeff Peires for The Dead Will Arise
1989 – Marq de Villiers for White Tribe Dreaming

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