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SHORT STORY WINNER (article first published : 1999-11-20)

In 1993, FNB Vita Awards and Cosmopolitan Magazine launched an annual short story-writing competition to encourage and promote creative writing. Over 450 entries were received this year with stories from all over Africa and as far afield as The Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Swaziland. This year’s winner is a resident of Zimbabwe, Alexander John Lester for his story Stan the Man. Alexander John is a first time entrant and lives in Harare where he is the Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi Zimbabwe.

Alexander Lester receives a cheque for R12 000 and his winning story will be published in the December issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. The FNB Vita judges for 1999 were: Gillian Parker, James Mitchell and Jill van Zyl.




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