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2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist

by Tyler Vitt - Thursday, May 04, 2017 at 10:50am

The finalists for the 31st Arthur C. Clarke Award, which honours the best science fiction novel published in the United Kingdom during the previous year, have been announced.

The shortlist includes:

The winner will be announced on July 27th, 2017.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

2017 Stephen Leacock Award for Humour shortlist

by Tyler Vitt - Wednesday, May 03, 2017 at 5:19pm

The finalists for the 2017 Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour have been announced.

The award, named after famous Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock, honours the greatest Canadian literature of the past year, and comes with a $15,000 prize.

Down from a longlist of eleven nominees, the finalists for this year's Leacock Medal are:

The winner will be announced and celebrated at an awards gala on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Humour

29th annual Manitoba Book Awards winners

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 11:49am

At an awards gala held in Winnipeg's historic Fort Garry Hotel this past Saturday, the winners of the 29th annual Manitoba Book Awards were announced and celebrated.

The Awards, presented by the Manitoba Writers' Guild and made possible by sponsorships from government funding and many local businesses, honour books published in 2016 that were written by a Manitoba author, made by a Manitoba press, or with a focus on Manitoba content.

Congratulations to all of the winners! See a complete list of them after the jump...

Categories: Awards, Winnipeg, Prairie Writing, Canadian Lit


The Man Booker International Prize 2017 shortlist

by Tyler Vitt - Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 1:06pm

The shortlist for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize has been unveiled.

The prize honours the finest translated fiction from across the globe. Each author and translator on the shortlist receives £1,000 (about $1,280), while the winning author and translator share a £50,000 (about $64,070) prize.

The winner will be announced on June 14th, 2017, in London. See the shortlist after the jump...

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg


Best Translated Book Award 2017 shortlists

by Tyler Vitt - Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 5:09pm

The finalists for this year's Best Translated Book Award have been announced.

The award is divided into two categories, Fiction and Poetry, and honours the quality of the original book and the translation. The winners will be announced on Thursday, May 4th at a live event in New York City, and each winning author and translator will receive a $5,000 (US) prize.

See the 2017 shortlists after the jump...

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg


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