MML Literature Awards for all 11 official South African languages
2014 Playwriting Workshops
Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards invites you to join our playwriting workshops.
We have invited Roy Sargeant, Artscape’s Drama Consultant and the director of the Artscape New Writing Programme, to present playwriting workshops.
There are a limited amount of seats available therefore we require participants to complete an application form to attend a workshop. Download the workshop application form.
Dates of the workshops are as follows:
|Durban||24 February 2014||10:00 – 16:00|
|Auckland Park||26 February 2014||10:00 – 16:00|
|Cape Town||5 March 2014||10:00 – 16:00|
Closing date for applications: 17 February 2014
About the competition
Are you passionate about South African literature and drama? Would you like to encourage young South Africans to engage in the arts and inspire a love of reading?
Pearson invites you to submit your unpublished and original play for children aged 16–18. Entries will be judged by literature experts in each official language. Download the entry form.
- A prize of R10 000 will be awarded to the winner in each language.
- A prize of R3 500 will be awarded to the runner-up in each language.
- The winning entry in each language category will be considered for publication by Pearson.
- Non-winning entries may also qualify for publication.
- Entries are invited only in the category of drama.
- An official entry form MUST accompany all entries.
- The dramas should appeal to South African youth, aged 16 to 18, and should be suitable for performance and prescription at school level.
- The plays submitted can include multiple acts and scenes and should be between 8 000 and 15 000 words.
- Established and new writers may submit original manuscripts in any of the eleven South African official languages.
- The work submitted must be original, unpublished and untranslated from any published material.
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