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Photo: Leonie van Rensburg (left) of Graffiti Books with Sonél Brits (MD ATKV) and Hettie Scholtz (former publisher for Queillerie Publishers)

Owner of Graffiti Books, Leonie van Rensburg, was awarded a Woordveertjie for her outstanding contribution to the South African book trade, especially for her role in promoting and selling Afrikaans books. Leonie started her career at Universitas, after which she joined Exclusive Books, opening the legendary Sunnypark branch in Pretoria before moving to the Hyde Park branch as manager. She was one of the
co-founders of Facts & Fiction, and later opened
The Bookshop in Tygervalley in Cape Town. Leonie served as CEO of Fascination Books in its heyday. Graffiti Books today is known for its unrivalled collection of Afrikaans literature, and serves markets as wide as Australia and Canada.

Literary Woordveertjies were awarded to Die Dao van Daan van der Walt by Lodewyk G. Du Plessis (Best Fiction), Prooi by Deon Meyer (Best Thriller) and
Ingrid Jonker by Petrovna Metelerkamp (Best Non-fiction).
See the full list of winners here.

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