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Scotiabank Giller Prize 2016 Longlist

by Events Winnipeg - Wednesday, Sep 07, 2016 at 10:13am

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:

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.

You can see the official announcement here, and don't forget to join us for our Giller Light Bash on November 7!

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Prairie Ink

Candace Savage celebrates her Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction

by Events Saskatoon - Thursday, Nov 29, 2012 at 4:51am

Candace Savage's family and friends filled Prairie Ink Restaurant Saskatoon this Wednesday evening to celebrate her recent win of the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction for her book A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape.

Congratulations, Candace, and thank you for sharing your evening with McNally Robinson!

Photo courtesy of Troy Gronsdahl

 

Categories: Awards

2012 Prix Aurora Nominees Announced

by Chadwick Ginther - Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 4:45pm

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.

The Nominees for Best Novel in English

Of the contenders for Best Novel, Michael Rowe, Robert J. Sawyer and Saskatoon's Derryl Murphy 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.

Marie Bilodeau, nominated last year in the Best Novel category, has a nod again this year for short fiction with her story "The Legend of Gluck". Join Marie at our Grant Park location Thursday, May 17th as she launches Destiny's Fall.

Manitoba contributors include Winnipeg's GMB Chomichuk, John Toone and James Rewucki in the Graphic Novel category for 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 Shen Braun.

A complete list of nominees in all categories may be found here:

Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy

Writing Contest Winners Announced!

by Tracy Howard - Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 at 4:34pm

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 Nassia Balaktsis - Sargent Park School. Second Prize Jacob Harvey - Harrow School. Third Prize Linda Osmani - Ecole St.Germain. Honourable Mention Dawson Reynolds - Rossburn Elementary.

Categories: Reviews, Awards

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Not a Mystery any more. . . !

by Tracy Howard - Saturday, Apr 16, 2011 at 1:41pm

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 - Nathan Dueck, Ecole Laura Secord

Second Prize - Maya Schwartz, Balmoral Hall

Third Prize - Zoe Duncan, St.John's Ravenscourt School and

Honourable Mentions - Maia Kullmann, Shamrock School, and Joshua Hood, Laidlaw School!

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