The English language winners are:
Click through for the others.
From the award website:
Since its inception in 1980, the prestigious Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature has consistently rewarded work of outstanding quality and has therefore become a trusted brand among both the general book buying public and the educational sector.
The prize has been awarded to 67 books and the list of winning authors reads like the who’s who of South African youth writers – from Barrie Hough and Dumisani Sibiya to Tsireledzo Mushoma to name but a few.
- From Hark, A Vagrant: IN A WORLD/ WITH A MILLION JILLION PRIDE AND PREJUDICE JOKES AND REVAMPS/ HERE IS ANOTHER ONE. I won't spoil it for you.
- I haven't linked to enough horror movie lists yet? Well, okay, then, HERE'S ANOTHER ONE.
- At Jezebel: Wait Till Helen Comes: Can We Get Some Parental Supervision Over Here? "I was also very affected by this book, except it was nerves rather than fear. Because I was so utterly stressed by, and aghast at, the dynamics of this family. Here is a thing that Molly says about Heather in the first chapter: "How long can we feel sorry for her and be nice to her? I know it must have been horrible to see her mother die in a fire and be too little to help, but she was only three years old. She should've gotten over it by now, Michael." YIKES." BWAHAHAHA. I love this book.
- From mental_floss: 15 Things You Might Not Know About 'Beetlejuice'. Holy cow, I love Anjelica Huston, but I CANNOT imagine anyone but Catherine O'Hara playing Delia.
- From Comic Book Resources: IN YOUR FACE JAM: It's Not a Question of "Captain Marvel" Vs. "Black Widow". "First of all, even if there really was a blank on a whiteboard in Marvel Studios meeting room with "(FEMALE LEAD)" under it, that doesn't mean that attitude is right. Just as there's room for multiple movies with white men right there in the title ("Ant-Man," "Captain America: Civil War," "Doctor Strange," "Thor: Ragnarok"), there should be room for multiple women and people of color in every phase of every cinematic universe. It should never be a question of Cap or Widow. The two represent vastly different types of leads who would carry drastically different movies; with her outer space origins and swagger, "Captain Marvel" will probably have more in common with the first "Iron Man" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" than it would ever have with "Black Widow.""
- At the Guardian: Quiz: can you identify these classic horror books by their covers? 9/10, BOOM!
- From The Toast: A Wrinkle In Time: Dirtbag Mrs. Whatsit:
MRS WHATSIT: don’t ask me stupid questions
I used to be a goddamn star, Meg
like in the SKY
what did you used to be
lets compare those two things okay
MEG: i’m sorry, i didn’t–
MRS WHATSIT: everyone here who used to be an actual fucking star in the sky raise your hand
thats what i thought