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Thursday, July 07, 2011

The Booksellers' Choice Award 2011 shortlist (South Africa)

The Booksellers' Choice Award is chosen and presented by the South African book trade in recognition of outstanding contribution to the industry. It is awarded to the book that booksellers across South Africa have most enjoyed reading, selling or promoting over the past year. The award is only open to South African authors who are published in South Africa and celebrates the excellence and high standard of South African writing. The shortlist:

* 50 People Who Stuffed Up South Africa by Alexander Parker Illustrations by: Zapiro published by Burnet Media

* Awesome South Africa: The Best, Greatest, Craziest, Biggest and Funniest by Derryn Campbell, published by Awesome SA Publishers

* Evita's Kossie Sikelela by Evita Bezuidenhout published by Random House Struik

* Four Drunk Beauties by Alex Smith published by Random House Struik

* Happiness is a Four-letter Word by Cynthia Jele published by Kwela Books

* Zoo City by Lauren Beukes published by Jacana Media

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