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Spine-chilling crime books and the 2016 Sunday Times Literary Awards shortlist

This week book guru and author Jenny Crwys-Williams reflects on a wonderful time spent at the Franschhoek Literary Festival.

She also sets the scene for what bibliophiles can expect at the Kingsmead Book Fair with marketing director Hayley Pienaar and CapeTalk's John Maytham.

In an extended Book Show, Jenny takes listeners through must-read crime books and unpacks the candidates on the Sunday Times Literary Awards shortlist.

The 2016 Sunday Times shortlist

There are two award categories for the Sunday Times Shortlist; the Alan Paton Award which is for non-fiction, and the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize.

Alan Paton Award (Non Fiction):

  • JM Coetzee and the Life of Writing – David Attwell (Jacana Media)
  • Papwa: Golf’s Lost Legend by Maxine Case (Kwela Books)
  • To Quote Myself: A Memoir by Khaya Dlanga (Macmillan)
  • Rape: A South African Nightmare by Pumla Dineo Gqola (MF Books/Jacana Media)
  • Showdown at the Red Lion by Charles van Onselen (Jonathan Ball Publishers)

Barry Ronge Fiction Prize:

  • Boy on the Wire by Alastair Bruce (Umuzi)
  • The Dream House by Craig Higginson (Picador Africa)
  • The Magistrate of Gower by Claire Robertson (Umuzi)
  • Green Lion by Henrietta Rose-Innes (Umuzi)
  • Hunger Eats a Man by Nkosinathi Sithole (Penguin)

Crimes books

COLD CASE CONFESSION - UNRAVELLING THE BETTY KETANI MURDER BY ALEX ELISEEV (Pan Macmillan SA)

Paperback : R306.00

FOOL ME ONCE BY HARLAN COBEN

(Cornerstone)

Paperback : R313.00 eBook : R437.00 Audio CD : R1382.00

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