Central News Agency Literary Award
The Central News Agency Literary Award (CNA Literary Award, CNA Prize) was a major annual literary award in South Africa. It was named for the CNA chain of bookstores. Founded by Phillip Stein, it recognised works in prose and poetry, and in both the English language and Afrikaans.
The last award was presented in 1996, although CNA later launched a "Book of the Year" award for popular bestsellers of any genre.
Past winners (incomplete list)
- 1996: Sarah Ruden: Other Places (English) 
- 1995: Margaret McCord: The Calling of Katie Makanye (English)
- 1993: Nelson Mandela: Long Road to Freedom (English)
- 1993: Chris Barnard: Moerland (Afrikaans)
- 1989: Christopher Hope: White Boy Running (English)
- 1984: J. M. Coetzee: Life & Times of Michael K (English)
- 1982: André Brink: A Chain of Voices (English)
- 1981: Nadine Gordimer July's People(English)
- 1980: J. M. Coetzee: Waiting for the Barbarians (English);
- 1979: Nadine Gordimer Burger's Daughter (English)
- 1979: D.J Opperman Komas Uit 'N Bamboesstok (Afrikaans)
- 1978: André Brink: Rumours of Rain (English)
- 1977: J. M. Coetzee: In the Heart of the Country (English)
- 1976: Etienne Leroux Magersfontein, O Magersfontein! (Afrikaans)
- 1975: Guy Butler: Selected Poems (English)
- 1974: Nadine Gordimer, The Conservationist(English)
- 1968: Chris Barnard: Duiwel-in-die-bos (Afrikaans)
- 1965: André Brink: Olé (Afrikaans)
- 1961: Siegfried Stander: The Desert Place (English)
- 1961: Chris Barnard: Bekende onrus (Afrikaans)
1994: Karel Schoeman for Hierdie Lewe (Afrikaans)
- Described as the 'then principal literary award', in 1977, by nobelprize.org.
- RIP the Founder of the CNA Literary Award, Philip Stein | Books LIVE
- There was no restriction by language within South Africa's indigenous languages (Callil and Tóibín, The Modern Library (1999) p.223); authors must be South African by birth or permanent residence.
- Zapiro and Wilbur Smith Make the CNA "Book of the Year" Shortlist | Books LIVE