This category celebrates fiction and biography authors who demonstrate solid creativity, imagination and originality. It acknowledges writers who are committed to their craft and strive to promote the genre.
Devarakshanam Betty Govinden
Devarakshanam Betty Govinden is an academic, researcher and writer, with varied interests.
Her recent publications include: A Time of Memory – Reflections on Recent South African
Writing (Solo Collective, Durban, 2008); Sister Outsiders; and Words on Water – Reflections
on Writings (Lap Publishing, Germany). An analysis of the literary contributions
of South African Indian women captured in the book: Sister Outsiders: The Representation
of Identity and Difference in Selected Writings by South African Indian Women, won
her the prestigious Hiddingh-
Mmatshilo Motsei is an award winning co-
Kopano Matlwa is one of South Africa’s most vibrant young writers, and winner of
an EU Literary award. A medical graduate, Kopano is the author two award-