Ivor W. Hartmann is a Zimbabwean writer, editor, publisher, and visual artist. Awarded The Golden Baobab Prize (2009), finalist for the Yvonne Vera Award (2011), selected for The 20 in Twenty: The Best Short Stories of South Africa’s Democracy (2014), awarded third in the Jalada Prize for Literature (2015), and Nommo Awards nomination (2017). His works have appeared in many publications. He runs the StoryTime micro-press, publisher of the African Roar and AfroSF series of anthologies. He is a founding member of the African Speculative Fiction Society, and on the advisory board of Writers International Network Zimbabwe.

22 February 2010

Radio interview on SAfm Literature about The Baobab Prize

I was recently invited by Deborah Ahenkorah, Director and Co-founder of The Baobab Prize, as a former winner, to talk with Deborah and Karabo Kgoleng on SAfm Literature about The Baobab Prize. I think the show went well (apart from my blanking on the names of Lauren Beukes books, apologies Lauren, I do know they are Moxyland and the forthcoming Zoo City).

I hope it served to really put the prize out there as a much needed encouragement and call for African writers to step up and start writing our own stories in All Genres. As well as a call to African publishers to start publishing All Genres, and perhaps begin to make a dent in the imports that dominate bookshop shelves across Africa, (and maybe we African writers can escape from being lumped all together in those far shelves in the darkest depths of book stores marked African Literature).

You may listen to the podcast of the show here.


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