THE MML LITERATURE AWARDS ANNOUNCES THE GENRE FOR 2016 – TEEN NOVELS
Pearson invites experienced, new and aspiring writers to submit their unpublished and original Teen Novels for learners aged 14 to 16 as part of the 2016 Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards.
Stories can explore the following themes but are not limited to: comedy, romance, fantasy, sport and adventure.
Give South African teenagers the gift of reading in their mother tongue.
Download your entry form here.
- R10 000 will be awarded to each winner and the winning entries will be considered for publication by Pearson.
- R3 500 will be awarded to each finalist.
Closing date for entries is on 30 April 2016.
Applications for the 2016 MML Writing Workshops are now open
- Workshops will be held in Cape Town (CBD) on the 18th February and Sandton on the 25th February 2016
- To add your name to the list simply download and complete the application email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
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THE MML LITERATURE AWARDS ANNOUNCES THE GENRE FOR 2015 - CHILDREN'S FICTION
Pearson South Africa hosted the ninth annual Maskew Miller Longman (MML) Literature Awards on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 in Cape Town to announce the winners of this national literature competition. Award-winning South African children's author, Dianne Case was the guest speaker at this year’s Awards ceremony.
The competition judges had the difficult decision of selecting only 8 finalists, from hundreds of submissions received for children’s stories aged 9 to 12. Winners included a teacher with a passion for theatre, freelance translator, freelance journalist and writers, a church leader with a focus on the youth, and a community project member who helps children discover nature through art. Join us in congratulating the following winners from the various language categories:
- Jelleke Wierenga - Mensekind teen monstervlieg (Afrikaans)
- Bridgett Pitt - The Night of the Go-away birds (English)
- Sipho Richard Kekezwa - Icebo Likamalusi (IsiXhosa)
- Emmanuel Nkosinathi Nazo - Imbewu Yomuthi Obabayo (IsiZulu)
- Mabonchi Goodwill Motimele - La fata ga le boe fela (Sepedi)
- Thatayaone Raymond Dire - Ngwana sejo o a tlhakanelwa (Setswana)
- Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho - Mveledzo na zwighevhenga (Tshivenda)
- Masocha Conny Lubisi - Xixima (Xitsonga)
A prize of R7 500 was awarded to each winner and publication of their children's story by Pearson.
2014 MML LITERATURE AWARD WINNERS AND RUNNERS-UP
The winners of the 2014 Maskew Miller Longman (MML) Literature Awards were announced at a cocktail dinner at Artscape in Cape Town on the 13th November 2014.
As part of the event Pearson invited a prominent South African author, Sindiwe
Magona, to speak on “The Writer's Three R’s: Reading and Writing; Respect; and
In its eighth year, the awards explored the genre of Drama and received a record number of entries (117). Winners were announced in seven language categories.
R10 000 was awarded to each winner and seven winning entries were published by Pearson. Runner-ups received R3 500. Click here to download the press release.
First prize winners:
Afrikaans: Cecilia du Toit for BFF
English: Charmaine Kendal for Doorways
IsiXhosa: Madoda Mlokoti for Inzala YamaRhamba
IsiZulu: Nakanjani Sibiya for Ngikuthanda ukhona lapho
Sepedi: Phillip Mothupi for Ga le batswadi ba selo
Tshivenda: Khalirendwe Nekhavhambe for Ganuko a li vhuisi tshalo
Xitsonga: Conny Masocha Lubisi for Ya Raha!
English: Stephen Finn for The Club
IsiXhosa: Zukiswa Pakama for Lumka Ntombazana Kunzima
IsiZulu: Zamokwakhe Mkhize for Emakhazeni
Tshivenda: Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho for Nwananga Nandi
Thank you for sharing our passion to create quality literature for the youth of South Africa. Keep your eyes and ears open for when we announce the genre for next year's competition!
2013 MML LITERATURE AWARD WINNERS - NOVELS
The winners of the 2013 Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards were announced at the Central Library on the 10th September 2013 as part of the Open Book Festival.
Read the full story.
And the winners are...
- Afrikaans: François Verster for Een teen Adamastor
- English: Maria Phalime for Second chances
- IsiXhosa: Zukiswa Pakama for Idaba likasithembele
- IsiZulu: Mandla Ndlovu for Imfihlo ngujuqu
- Sepedi: Jimmy Moshidi for Tahlego maleka
- Sesotho: Lehlohonolo Mokoena for Mpho ya ka
- Setswana: Richard Moloele for Itlho le le losi
- Xitsonga: Connie M Lubisi for Ndzhwalo
2012 YOUTH DRAMA AWARD WINNERS AND RUNNERS-UP
Your school play may never be the same again. This year the winners and runners-up of the Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards thrilled judges with colourful characters, eloquently written dialogue and interesting topics.
* Published as a standalone drama - click on the cover image to find out more about the drama or anthology.
** Published as part of an anthology
Winner: Athini Watu *
Runner up: Sipho R Kekezwa
Runner up: Sipho R Kekezwa
Winner: Tebogo D Maahlamela
Runner up: Martin K Lebotse
Winner: Karina Szczurek
Runner up: Mark Scheepers
Runner up: Richard Street
Winner: Cecilia du Toit
Runner up: Braam van der Vyver
Runner up: Maretha Maartens
Winner: Petras T Jele *
Runner up: Dumisani Magagula
Winner: Cecilia du Toit
Runner up: Sovumani K Mahlangu
Winner: Mbongeni C Nzimande
Runner up: Dumisani Hlatshwayo
Runner up: Jeffrey V Gumede
Winner: Khoeli E Pholosi
Runner up: Morena S Tsie
Winner: Letia J Gabonnwe
Runner up: Othusitse M Lobelo
Winner: Hednar R Tshianane
Runner up: Rudzani Mafhege
Runner up: Maswole Netshirando
Winner and runner-up: Masocha Lubisi
A big congratulations to all our winners and runners-up! To see photographs of the awards ceremony visit the Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards Facebook page.
2013 NOVEL COMPETITION: THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
2011 MASKEW MILLER LONGMAN LITERATURE AWARDS WINNERS
The winners were of the 2011 Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards for youth novels were announced at the Central Library on 21 September as part of the Cape Town Open Book Festival. The guest speaker, renowned poet, writer, dramatist, storyteller, actress and motivational speaker Sindiwe Magona, stressed the importance of reading, saying, “If you can’t read, you cannot open the door to the academic world.”
The 2011 winning novels and authors are:
Winner: Om op eiers te dans by Maya Fowler
Winner: Stepping Solo by Jayne Bauling
Winner: Ngenxa Yesithembiso by Ezra Mcebisi Nkohla
Winner: Tshweu Ya Ditsebe by Herbert Lentsoane
Runner-up: Ke mojano by Mabonchi Goodwill Motimele
Winner: Ke molatao wa ga mang? by Sello Mokua
Runner-up: Ntlhomole Mmutlwa by O Lobelo
2010 MASKEW MILLER LONGMAN LITERATURE AWARDS WINNERS
Winner: Kat in die pan vir die Fransman - Jelleke Wierenga
Finalist: Die Groenmambas en Shaka se spies - Carina Diedericks-Hugo
Finalist: 'n bosluis red die koningshuis - Jelleke Wierenga
Winner: Bongani's Secret - Gail Smith
Finalist: Three Blind Dates - Pamela Newham
Winner: Unyanelizwe - Sivuyile Mazantsi
Winner: Kgetha Nna - Norman Mahlanya
Winner: Lembe Lerintshwa - Conny Lubisi
Winner: Lizette Duvenage
Finalist: Dale Blakenaar