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Madibaland World Literary Festival: Vernon R.L Head

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Vernon R.L Head is a South African poet, a bestselling novelist, an architect, and a birdwatcher. His first book – a non-fiction narrative – titled The Search for the Rarest Bird in the World, was long-listed for the 2015 Sunday Times Alan Paton Literature Prize. His first novel, titled A Tree for the Birds, was long-listed for the Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Prize and short-listed for the National Institute of Humanities & Social Sciences 2020 Fiction Prize. And his poetry has been long-listed for the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Prize in 2014, 2017, and again in 2019.

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