Max du Preez and Claire Robertson were announced as the winners of the 2014 Sunday Times Literary Awards at a gala event this evening in Johannesburg.
Du Preez won the Alan Paton Award for his book A Rumour of Spring: South Africa after 20 Years of Democracy while Robertson won the Fiction Prize for her novel The Spiral House. Both prizes are worth R75 000.
The Fiction Prize judges called called The Spiral House an “astonishingly adept and richly imagined novel, a layered, subtle story that resonates with important ideas about history. We applaud the sensuous quality of the writing and were amazed by its remarkable language.”
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