It wasn’t an easy decision going by the entries received this year here but at last we have the lucky 20 authors who made it into the #SSSA2016 Shortlist. Congratulations to all of them…

1. “This Could Get Messy” by Greg Lazarus

2.“Learning A New Language” by Fred Khumalo

3.  “The Seduction Of Ozzie Stone” by Stephen Symons

4.“Angel Heart” by Kobus Moolman

5. “Hey! Dick Rehydrates Jane!” by Charles Kusner

6. “The Derby” by Ofentse Ribane

7. “This Is Not A Joke, Maureen” by Gail Schimmel

8. “The Pushmi-Pullyu Equation” by Barbara Erasmus

9.“Jim Goes To Durban” by Anton Krueger and Pravasan Pillay

10.“Go Big Or Die Trying” by Glen Thompson

11.“Number One With A Bullet” by Christopher McMichael

12. “Don’t Give Up, Will” by Raphael D’Abdon

13.“Homeful” by Lester Walbrugh

14.“The Cracks” by Stephen Buabeng-Baidoo

15.“The Mother (F***ing) City” by Mia Arderne

16.“Keeping Up With Mkhulu And Gogo” by Andile Cele

17.“The Viewing Room” by Diane Awerbuck

18. “The Prank” by Janine Milne

19.“James Bond Is From Pretoria West” by Werner Pretorius

20.“Be Happy, Be Bright, Be You!” by Kristien Potgieter

Find out mopre about the authors’ stories here