EDITOR: Edited by Joanne Hichens
GENRE: SA fiction
RELEASE DATE: July 2015
ABOUT THE BOOK
Incredible Journey is the third of the annual SHORT.SHARP.STORIES anthologies. Following the crime-thrillers of Bloody Satisfied (2013) and erotic tales of Adults Only (2014), the focus in 2015 is on a journey, be it political, personal or emotional.
The incredible journeys of this year’s title vary from road trips to mind trips, and are by turns inspirational, intriguing and entertaining. Those that have made this year’s shortlist have two things in common: 1) as in previous collections, they capture uniquely South African voices, and 2) they move the reader.
The judges of this year’s competition are Henrietta Rose-Innes, Ken Barris and Makhosazana Xaba, with a foreword to the collection by Sindiwe Magona.
Two stories from Incredible Journey were shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2016: “Memories We Lost” by Lidudumalingani and “At Your Requiem” by Bongani Kona. In July 2016, Lidudumalingani was announced as the winner.
ABOUT THE EDITOR
Joanne Hichens, curator of the SHORT.SHARP.STORIES awards, is an author, editor and creative-writing teacher. She has edited four short-story anthologies, including Bloody Satisfied and Adults Only. Her first novel Divine Justice was published in 2011; her second, Sweet Paradise, in 2015.