The following books by UCT staff have been recognised as outstanding.

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Year Author Book Award Faculty
2018 Professor David Wardle Suetonius: Life of Augustus UCT Book Award Humanities
2017 Professor David Chidester Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion UCT Book Award Religious Studies
2016 Dr Litheko Modisane South Africa’s Renegade Reels: The Making and Public Lives of Black-Centred Films UCT Book Award Humanities
2016 Professor Jenni Case Researching Student Learning in Higher Education: A social realist approach Meritorious Book Award EBE
2015 Associate Professor Sa'diyya Shaikh Sufi Narratives of Intimacy: Ibn 'Arabi, Gender, and Sexuality (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks) UCT Book Award Humanities
2015 Professor Hanri Mostert Mineral Law: Principles and Policy in Perspective Meritorious Book Award Law
2015 Associate Professor Xolela Mangcu Biko: A Biography Meritorious Book Award Humanities
2014 Professor Nicoli Nattrass The AIDS Conspiracy: Science Fights Back UCT Book Award Economics
2014 Professor Alan Morris Missing & Murdered Meritorious Publication Award Health Sciences
2014 Dr Shane Godfrey Collective Bargaining in South Africa Meritorious Publication Award Law
2013 Sonja Loots Sirkusboere UCT Book Award Humanities
2013 Associate Professor Carrol Clarkson JM Coetzee: Countervoices Meritorious Publication Award Humanities
2013 Professor Fiona C Ross Raw Life, New Hope Meritorious Publication Award Humanities
2011 Associate Professor Imraan Coovadia High Low In-between Meritorious Publication Award Humanities
2011 Professor JC (Kay) de Villiers Healers, Helpers and Hospitals: A history of military medicine in the Anglo-Boer War UCT Book Award Health Sciences
2011 Lauren Beukes Zoo City Arthur C Clarke Award Alumni/Humanities
2011 Dr Jeremy Wanderer Robert Brandom Meritorious Publication Award Humanities
2010 Emeritus Professor Kit Vaughan Imagining the Elephant: a Biography of Allan Macleod Cormack UCT Book Award for 2010 Health Sciences
2010 Associate Professor Imraan Coovadia High Low In-between Sunday Times Literary Award, University of Johannesburg Prize Humanities
2009 Professor Jane Bennett Porcupine Short-listed for the Commonwealth Writer's Prize for Best Book and Best First Book 2009 Humanities
2009 Professor Pippa Skotnes Claim to the Country Outstanding Academic Title status by Choice magazine Humanities
2009 Professor Etienne van Heerden 30 Nagte in Amsterdam (30 Nights in Amsterdam) 2009 M-Net Literary Award Humanities
2008 Dr Peter Bruyns Stapeliads of Southern Africa and Madagascar UCT Book Award Science
2008 Professor Nicoli Nattrass The Moral Economy of AIDS in South Africa Bill Venter/Altron Literary Award Commerce
2008 Dr Cecil Helman Suburban Shaman: Tales from medicine's frontline George Abercrobie Award Health Sciences
2007 eds: Dr Sean Field, Renate Meyer and Felicity Swanson Imagining the City: Memories and Cultures in Cape Town (Recommended book) Various
2007 Dr Cecil Helman Suburban Shaman: Tales from medicine's frontline Medical Journalists Association Book Award Health Sciences
2006 A Chinsamy-Turan The Microstructure of Dinosaur Bones Meritorious Publication Award Science
2006 S Mann One Tongue Singing Meritorious Publication Award Humanities
2006 M Watson Moss Meritorious Publication Award Humanities
2006 Brown, Andrew Coldsleep Lullaby Sunday Times Fiction award Alumni/ Humanities
2006 Jonathan Kaplan Contact Wounds Alan Paton Award Health Sciences
2006 Sean O'Toole The Road to Rephile in The Marquis of Mooikloof HSBC/SA PEN Literary Award Alumni/ Humanities
2005 Vanessa Watson Change and Continuity in Spatial Planning Bill Venter/ Altron Literary Award EBE
2005 Ruth Watson and Leslie Swartz Transformation through Occupation Meritorious Publication Award Health Sciences
2005 David Goldenberg The Curse of Ham Meritorious Publication Award Humanities
2005 Johann Lutjeharms Dictionary of Oceanology/ Oseanologiewoordeboek Meritorious Publication Award Science
2004 J Beall, O Crankshaw, S Parnell Uniting a Divided City Meritorious Publication Award  
2004 F Ross Bearing Witness: Women and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa Meritorious Publication Award Humanities
2004 Gabeba Baderoon The Dream in the Next Body DaimlerChrysler Award for South African Poetry Alumni
2003 Ingrid de Kok Terrestrial Things Herman Charles Bosman Award for English Literature  
2003 Anya Subotzky Visualizing the Invisible: The Role of Images in South African Responses to HIV/AIDS Golden Key International Honour Society Literary Achievement Award Humanities
2003 Elinor Sisulu Walter and Albertina Sisulu: In our Lifetime Noma Prize Humanities
2003 JM Coetzee Disgrace Commonwealth Writers Prize Humanities
2003 JW de Gruchy Christianity; Art and Transformation Theological Aesthetics in the struggle for Justice Meritorious Publication Award Humanities
2003 H Bhorat, M Liebbrandt, M Maziya, S van der Berg, I Woolard Fighting Poverty: Labour Markets and inequality in South Africa Meritorious Publication Award Commerce
2003 JM Coetzee In the Heart of the Country appeared in 1977, Waiting for the Barbarians in 1980, Life and Times of Michael K in 1983, Dusklands in 1985, Foe in 1986, Age of Iron in 1990, The Master of Petersburg in 1994, Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life in 1997, and Disgrace in 1999 Nobel Prize for Literature Humanities
2003 Professor Jeremy Seekings The UDF: A History of the United Democratic Front in South Africa, 1983 - 1991 Bill Venter/Altron Literary Award Humanities
2003 Mr Ashley Muller Measurement of Ordinary Heterotroph Organism Anoxic Yield in Anoxic-Aerobic Activated Sludge Systems South African Association for the Advancement of Science's prestigious S2A3 Bronze Medal Science
2002 Manu Herbstein Ama: A story of the Atlantic Slave trade Commonwealth Writers Prize Alumni/EBE
2002 Higgins, J Raymond Williams, Literature, Marxism and Cultural Materialism Bill Venter Award Humanities
2002 Associate Professor J Seekings The UDF: A history of the United Democratic Front in South Africa 1983-1991 Meritorious Publication Award Humanities
2002 Dr G Williamson Richtersveld: The Enchanted Wilderness Meritorious Publication Award Science
2002 Associate Professor Melissa Steyn Whiteness just isn't what it used to be: White identity in a changing South Africa Outstanding scholarship award in International and Intercultural Communication, National Communication Association Humanities
2002 Professor S Watson The Other City: Selected Poems Meritorious Publication Award Humanities
2002 Jonathan Kaplan The Dressing Station Alan Paton Award Health Sciences
2001 Etienne van Heerden Die Swye van Mario Salviatti MNET Creative Writing Prize Humanities
2001 Milton Shain Anti-Semitism Meritorious Publication Award Humanities
2001 Dr Laurel Baldwin-Ragaven, Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy and Associate Professor Leslie London An Ambulance of the Wrong Colour Meritorious Publication Award Health Sciences
2001 Professor Peter Linder and Dr Hubert Kurzweil Orchids of Southern Africa Meritorious Publication Award Science
2001 Dr Ashley Robins Oscar Wilde's Terminal Illness Meritorious Publication Award Health Sciences
2001 Associate Professor John Hare Shipping Law and Admiralty Jurisdiction in South Africa Meritorious Publication Award Law
2001 Professor Brian Warner, Dr John Rourke Flora Herscheliana   Science
2001 AP Brink Donkermaan Hertzog Prize Humanities
2001 Tom Dreyer Stink Afrikaaners Eugene Marais Prize Humanities
2000 Etienne van Heerden Die Swye van Mario Salviatti WA Hofmeyr Humanities
2000 V Bickford-Smith Ethnic Pride and Racial Prejudice in Victorian Cape Town: Group Identity and Social Practice, 1875 - 1902 Bill Venter Award Humanities
2000 Alfred Schaffer Zijn Opkomst in de Voorstad Jo Peters Poetry Prize Humanities
2000 Joan Humbridge Lykdigte Eugene Marais Prize Humanities
2000 Stephan Watson The Other City Eugene Marais Prize Humanities
1999 Peter Horn My Voice is Under Control Now and Other Stories Alex La Guma/ Bessie Head Short Story Prize Humanities
1997 Etienne van Heerden Kikoejoe ATKV Prize Humanities
1997 Professor Chidester Savage Systems: Colonialism and Comparative Religion in Southern Africa American Academy of Religion Award Humanities
1997 Mahmood Mamdani Citizen and Subject: Contemporary African and the Legacy of Late Colonialism Herskovits Award Humanities
1997 Elinor Sisulu The Day Gogo Went to Vote African Studies Association Honour Book Humanities