Exclusive Books Boeke Prize
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The Exclusive Books Boeke Prize is a book prize which was awarded in South Africa from 1995 to 2012.
The award was loosely modelled on the United Kingdom's Man Booker Prize, and sponsored by Exclusive Books. Although boeke is an Afrikaans word, the plural form of the word for "book", the Boeke Prize has only been awarded to novels written in English.
Launched in 1995, the award has been made mostly to first novels or works: 12 of the first 19 winners were debut works. The books are judged by a panel of book critics (40 in 2008).
Since its inception, ten of the books to receive the award have had a film adaptation released.
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|2010||The Postmistress||Sarah Blake|
|2011||Thirteen Hours||Deon Meyer|
|2012||The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry||Rachel Joyce|
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