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Athol Williams has been featured recently in articles at Harvard and Oxford. These provide useful context for his honours and awards.

PUBLIC SERVICE

  1. Mayor's Medal for Extraordinary Bravery, City of Cape Town, South Africa (2023) Read more

  2. Recognition of Successful Leadership, Me-Vision Academy, South Africa (2023)

  3. Recognition of Outstanding Moral Courage, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), South Africa (2023) 

  4. School library named 'Athol Williams Library', West End Primary School, Cape Town (2023) Read more

  5. Chairman’s Award, SA Chamber of Commerce UK, UK (2022) 

  6. Special Recognition Award, Blueprint for Free Speech, Australia (2022) Read more

  7. Local Hero Award, Lead SA, South Africa (2017) 

  8. Named street bollard, City of Cape Town, South Africa (2014)

  9. Inyathelo Award for Philanthropy in Education, South African Institute for Advancement, SA (2012)

ACADEMIC

  1. Prize for Best Thesis in Political Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK (2014)

  2. Lucius N. Littauer Award, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, USA (2013)

  3. Volunteer Award, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (2009)

LITERARY

Winner

  1. Chinua Achebe Poetry Award, Society of Young Nigerian Writers, Nigeria (2020) for 'His Lines' (multiple winners)

  2. Cultural Affairs Award for Contribution to the Literary Arts, Western Cape Provincial Government, SA (2019)

  3. SA Independent Publishers Award, South Africa, (2019) for 'Oaky series'

  4. SA Independent Publishers Award, South Africa, (2017) for 'Invitation'

  5. Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award, South Africa (2016) for 'Streetclass Diseases'

  6. Parallel Universe Poetry Competition, University of Oxford, UK (2016) for 'Chemical Potential' (multiple winners)

  7. Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award, South Africa (2015) for 'Visit at Tea Time'

 

Shortlist / Longlist

  1. Sunday Times Literary Awards, Non-Fiction Prize, South Africa (2022) for 'Deep Collusion'

  2. Oxford-BNU Award in Creative Writing, Oxford University, UK (2021) for 'Silly Nelson'

  3. Afritondo Short Story Prize, UK (2021) for 'Silly Nelson' (Top 16 of 363)

  4. Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award, South Africa (2018) (Top 63 of 500)

  5. Erbacce Prize for Poetry, UK (2018) (Top 200 of 6,000) 

  6. Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival Poetry Competition, UK  (2017)

  7. South African Literary Award (Poetry) Runner-up (2016) for 'Bumper Cars'

  8. Hourglass International Writing Competition, Bosnia (2016)

  9. Wisehouse International Poetry Award, Sweden (2016)

WRITER'S RESIDENCIES

  1. Nirox Sculpture Park, South Africa (2021)

  2. Nirox Sculpture Park, South Africa (2017). Curator of Words Festival. 

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