Elleke Boehmer wins Olive Schreiner Award for Prose

Posted on 28/08/2019

Elleke Boehmer has won the Olive Schreiner Award for Prose, for her “enthralling” (JM Coetzee) historical novel THE SHOUTING IN THE DARK. She will collect her prize, awarded by the English Academy of Southern Africa, in Johannesburg next week, before flying on to Melbourne to receive her commendation from the Australian Book Review for her short story, ‘Supermarket Love’.