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LITERARY AWARD WINNERS (article first published : 2005-04-21)

The winners and runners-up of the inaugural Ronnie Govender Literary Award and the Gcina Mhlophe Short Story Award (sponsored by the Sparkport Group of Pharmacies) were announced in Durban at The Time of the Writer Festival on April 8.

Wendy Greeff from Durban scooped the Ronnie Govender Literary Award first prize of R15,000 for her novel, A Cairn of Stones. The runner-up, also from Durban, was Summaya Lee for Maha the Mad.

Sherin Ahmed from Durban scooped the R10,000 Gcina Mhlophe Short Story Award for her short story, Waiting for Ali. The runner-up was Liz Gunner from Pietermaritzburg for Bettina’s Legs.

The public is invited to submit entries for the 2006 awards. More information from Davinia Avidi at Sparkport on 031 207 7390 or e-mail health@healthtimes.co.za




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