Ken Barris Wins the 2018 Media24 Books Herman Charles Bosman Prize
26 Jun 2018
Congratulations to PEN SA member Ken Barris, whose collection of stories, The Life of Worm and Other Misconceptions, has won the 2018 Media24 Books Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English Fiction, awarded by Media24 to the best book of fiction in English published by a Media24 imprint.
The judges called it an extraordinary collection that combines the mundane with the surreal in illuminating but often deeply unsettling ways. It is a collection that keeps the reader “constantly intrigued, amused, repelled and acutely aware of South African realities”.
Also shortlisted for this award was PEN SA members Qarnita Loxton and Michiel Heyns.
The full list of winners may be found here, via BooksLive.