2022 SALA Awards: Winners announced

10 November 2022

The winners of the 2022 SALA Awards have been announced.

The over 30 judges of the South African Literary Awards (SALA) Adjudication Panel spent months rigorously reading, scrutinising, and scoring the 200+ books that answered to the Call for Submissions issued earlier in 2022Out of the 266 submissions received, 38 titles made it to the shortlists. The prize seeks to pay tribute to South African writers who have distinguished themselves as groundbreaking producers and creators of literature, while celebrating literary excellence in the depiction and sharing of South Africa’s histories, value systems, philosophies and art as inscribed and preserved in all the official languages of South Africa.


The following titles by NB Publishers won in their respective categories :


Children’s Literature Award winners

  • Keegan & Samier #3: Die strokiesprent-kompetisie by André Trantraal
  • On My Papa’s Shoulders by Niki Daly
  • Qashi Qashi, Injani? by Nandipha Nomsobo

Poetry Award winners

  • Swatland by Ashwin Arendse
  • Umkhumezelo umqulu 1, Umkhumezelo umqulu 2 by Bafana Charles Peter
  • Khali Ya Lufuno by Takalani Lishivha
  • Kgatsele ya Puo by Thatayaone Dire

Novel Award winners

  • Voorouer. Pelgrim. Berg by Ingrid Winterbach
  • Intlungu Yevezandlebe by Yamkela Ntwalana
  • The Promise by Damon Galgut
  • Nhlokonho wa Vele by Patrick Khosa