The longlist for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize was announced this past week, comprising 12 Canadian writers all vying to win the $100,000 award. The list was selected by a panel of five judges, who will pare their selections down to a six-book shortlist to be announced on Monday Setpember 26th.
The 2016 Giller longlist is:
- Mona Awad for 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl (Penguin Canada)
- Gary Barwin for Yiddish for Pirates (Random House Canada)
- Andrew Battershill for Pillow (Coach House Books)
- David Bergen for Stranger (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd)
- Emma Donoghue for The Wonder (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd)
- Catherine Leroux for The Party Wall (Biblioasis, translated by Lazer Lederhendler)
- Kathy Page for The Two of Us (Biblioasis)
- Susan Perly for Death Valley (Wolsak and Wynn Publishers)
- Kerry Lee Powell for Willem De Kooning’s Paintbrush (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd)
- Steven Price for By Gaslight (McClelland & Stewart)
- Madeleine Thien for Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Alfred A. Knopf Canada)
- Zoe Whittall for The Best Kind of People (House of Anansi Press Inc.)
We had the pleasure of launching David Bergen's Stranger in front of a packed house on Tuesday September 6. Catherine Leroux will be reading from The Party Wall at Thin Air 2016: The Winnipeg International Writers Festival. You can also join us here at the store for an evening with Zoe Whittall on Saturday November 26.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Prairie Ink
Prairie Ink Restaurant Saskatoon this Wednesday evening to celebrate her recent win of the for her book A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape.s family and friends filled
Congratulations, Candace, and thank you for sharing your evening with McNally Robinson!
Photo courtesy of Troy Gronsdahl
The Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA) named the nominees for the 2012 Prix Aurora Awards over the weekend. Toronto dark fantasy and horror house, ChiZine Publications showed up in a big way, landing four of the six nominations for Best Novel in English.
- Enter, Night by
- Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism by
- Napier's Bones by
- The Pattern Scars by
- Technicolor Ultra Mall by
- Wonder by
Of the contenders for Best Novel,, and Saskatoon's have all read from their nominated works at McNally Robinson.
Robert J. Sawyer will be back at McNally Robinson's Grant Park location for a reading and signing of his latest book, Triggers Saturday, April 21st. The previous two novels in Sawyer's WWW trilogy, Wake and Watch, each won the Prix Aurora for Best Novel.
The Legend of Gluck". Join Marie at our Grant Park location Thursday, May 17th as she launches Destiny's Fall., nominated last year in the Best Novel category, has a nod again this year for short fiction with her story "
Manitoba contributors include Winnipeg's The Imagination Manifesto Book 2. Anthology Tesseracts 15: A Case of Quite Curious Tales, nominated in the Best Related Work category, includes "Costumes" a story by Brandon's ., and in the Graphic Novel category for
A complete list of nominees in all categories may be found here:Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy
McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park is proud to announce the winners of our Grade 5 and 6 "Heroes" writing contest!Here they are: First Prize - Sargent Park School. Second Prize - Harrow School. Third Prize - Ecole St.Germain. Honourable Mention - Rossburn Elementary. Categories: Reviews, Awards
We know who-dun-it. Another excellent batch of entries for this year's grade 5/6 writing contest has been read and judged. The winners are:
First Prize - , Ecole Laura Secord
Second Prize -, Balmoral Hall
Third Prize -, St.John's Ravenscourt School and
Honourable Mentions -, Shamrock School, and , Laidlaw School!Categories: Awards
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