2017 Alan Paton Award for Non-Fiction has been won by Greg Marinovich for Murder at Small Koppie: The Real Story of South Africa’s Marikana Massacre. In his speech at the June 24 award presentation, Marinovich stressed the importance of remembering that the Marikana massacre miners are at core of the story he told in the book. The award is in honor of Alan Paton, author of Cry, The Beloved Country.
The Alan Paton Award is a South African literary award for non-fiction, sponsored by the Johannesburg weekly the Sunday Times. The award is given in conjunction with The Sunday Times Fiction Prize. Together the two prizes are jointly called The Sunday Times Literary Awards.