Kenneth Bonert

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Kenneth Bonert
BornJohannesburg
Occupationnovelist, short stories
NationalitySouth African/Canadian
Period2000s-present
Notable work(s)The Lion Seeker
 
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Kenneth Bonert
BornJohannesburg
Occupationnovelist, short stories
NationalitySouth African/Canadian
Period2000s-present
Notable work(s)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 Amazon.ca First Novel Award.[4]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NJBA winners list 2013". Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Wallant Award Winners". 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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