Translation of Nobody Dies wins major book award

November 23rd, 2014 § 0 comments

The recent Afrikaans translation of Zirk’s novel Nobody Dies has won a major award in South Africa. ‘n Ander Mens, translated by Zirk himself and published by Kwela (part of the country’s premier Afrikaans publishing group, Media24) in South Africa, has won the film category of the inaugural kykNET-Rapport book awards in South Africa.

The competition offers a total prize money of 500,000 rand ($57,000) in three categories for books published in Afrikaans the previous year: literary fiction, non-fiction and book with most film potential, with the latter being won by Zirk’s novel.

When Nobody Dies was published by Random House NZ in 2004, the book attracted positive reviews, with The New Zealand Herald naming it one of the top five thrillers of the year, while the New Zealand Listener headlined their review “Is Zirk van den Berg the best thriller writer in New Zealand?”

Zirk now owns the rights to Nobody Dies and the original English version has been published as an ebook through Say Books. It can be purchased either from our website  or from online bookstores.


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