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Adults Only authors announced

Mercury Books is proud to announce the final author list for Adults Only:


Ken Barris

Efemia Chela

Christine Coates

Anthony Ehlers

Chantelle Gray van Heerden

Bobby Jordan

Aryan Kaganof

Donvé Lee

Carla Lever

Justine Loots

Alexander Matthews

Sean Mayne

Wamuwi Mbao

Dudumalingani Mqombothi

Tiffany Kagure Mugo

Nick Mulgrew

Gillian Rennie

Arja Salafranca

Alex Smith

Jo Stielau

Alan Walters

Eugene Yiga


Adults Only is the second of the SHORT.SHARP.STORIES annual anthologies, produced in conjunction with the National Arts Festival. Following 2013’s successful Bloody Satisfied, an eclectic mix of crime-thriller stories, this year’s anthology covers the fashionable theme of sex and sensuality.

Offering a sense of real characters caught in tangled webs of love and lust, the stories included run the gamut from raw and dangerous to sensitive and reserved. Whether risqué, titillating, questioning, provocative, poignant or even perverse, sex and sensuality are guaranteed throughout the collection. Edited by Joanne Hichens, and with a foreword by Helena S Paige, introduction by Makhosazana Xaba and number of stories by prize-winning authors, Adults Only is sure to please.

The aim of the SHORT.SHARP.STORIES awards is to showcase South African fiction-writing talent. The prize money offered, totalling R35,000, is sponsored by the National Arts Festival and ensures entries of an excellent standard. There were approximately 150 entries this year, and the best 22 stories were selected for this anthology. The main prize worth R20,000, and three secondary prizes of R5,000 each will be awarded at the National Arts Festival.



Recent comments:

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Alex Smith</a>
    Alex Smith
    June 4th, 2014 @13:59 #

    Is Alan Walters by any chance Sarah's dad?

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    June 4th, 2014 @17:09 #

    The very same, Alex. :)


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