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Jill Nudelman’s novel Inheriting the Earth wins the 2015 Olive Schreiner Prize for Prose

Inheriting the EarthUKZN Press is thrilled to congratulate Jill Nudelman on being co-winner of the 2015 Olive Schreiner Prize for Prose.

Nudelman’s debut novel, Inheriting the Earth, was published in 2013. This book captured the attention of Rosemary Gray, one of the adjudicators, and UKZN Press subsequently submitted it for consideration.

The novel has been praised for its striking insight into the concrete fissures separating South Africans, pitting different races, classes and genders against each other even as there are attempts to bridge the gaps induced by apartheid.

The book was praised as “a novel of great value in the transformation of thinking about indigenous knowledge systems in South Africa through its vivid depiction of the varied rock art renditions of the San people in the interior of the Drakensberg”.

UKZN Press continues to strive for excellence through the books that we publish and congratulates Jill Nudelman on this award.

The Thunder That Roars by Imran Garda, published by Umuzi, is Nudelman’s co-winner. The award presentation ceremony will be held in June in Johannesburg.

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