Kenneth Bonert

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Kenneth Bonert
Born Johannesburg
Occupation novelist, short stories
Nationality South African/Canadian
Period 2000s-present
Notable works The Lion Seeker

Kenneth Bonert is a South African-Canadian writer. His debut novel The Lion Seeker won both the 2013 National Jewish Book Award for Outstanding Debut Fiction[1] and the 2013 Edward Lewis Wallant Award.[2] The Lion Seeker was also a shortlisted nominee for the 2013 Governor General's Award for English-language Fiction,[3] and the 2013 First Novel Award.[4] Bonert's second novel, The Mandela Plot, was released in 2018.

Originally from Johannesburg, Bonert moved to Toronto, Ontario in 1989.[3]

Bonert has previously published short stories, including the Journey Prize nominee "Packers and Movers", as well as a novella, Peacekeepers, 1995, which appeared in McSweeney's.[5]


  1. ^ "NJBA winners list 2013". Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Wallant Award Winners". Archived from the original on March 8, 2014. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Kenneth Bonert's Jewish South African novel up for Governor General's prize". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, October 2, 2013.
  4. ^ "Amazon First Novel Award list". Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "On Writing, with Kenneth Bonert". Open Book Toronto, February 26, 2013.

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