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THE MANITOBA BOOK AWARDS 2010 SHORTLISTS

by Matt MacHutchon - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 9:41am

The Manitoba Writers' Guild and the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers have announced the Manitoba Book Awards shortlists. Winners will be announced at the Manitoba Book Awards Gala on Sunday, April 25, 2010, at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, 340 boulevard Provencher. A pre-awards reception will begin at 7:00 p.m. and the ceremony will run from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. This year's ceremony will be hosted by Neil Besner, Vice President and former Dean of Arts of the University of Winnipeg. Since the event's inception in 1989, during which a single award (the McNally Robinson Book of the Year) was presented, The Manitoba Book Awards has grown to feature 13 categories. Nominees and winners are selected by jurors drawn from across Manitoba and Canada.

A few of the shortlists are as follows:



McNALLY BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • An Unexpected Break in the Weather by Deborah Schnitzer
  • Automatic World by Struan Sinclair
  • Coming of Age: A History of the Jewish People of Manitoba by Allan Levine
  • Mama Dada: Songs of the Baronessès Dog by Jan Horner
  • The Players by Margaret Sweatman


  • MCNALLY ROBINSON BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AWARD (Younger Category)

  • Catch That Catfish! by John Toone
  • Freddie's Problem by Resa Ostrove, illustrated by Jason Doll
  • G is for Golden Boy by Larry Verstraete
  • Tansi by Flora Rideout
  • Timmerman Was Here by Colleen Sydor


  • MCNALLY ROBINSON BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AWARD (Older Category)

  • At the Edge: Daring Acts in Desperate Times by Larry Verstraete
  • The Kulak's Daughter by Gabriele Goldstone
  • Puppet by Eva Wiseman
  • Recipe for Disaster by Maureen Fergus


  • ALEXANDER KENNEDY ISBISTER AWARDS FOR NON-FICTION

  • An American by Degrees: The Extraordinary Lives of Jules Jusserand by Robert J. Young
  • Coming of Age: A History of the Jewish People of Manitoba by Allan Levine
  • Grizzlyville: Adventures in Bear Country by Jake MacDonald
  • Immigrants in Prairie Cities: Ethnic Diversity in Twentieth-Century Canada by Royden Loewen and Gerald Friesen
  • Impact: A History of Disasters in Manitoba by Brock Holowachuk


  • JOHN HIRSCH AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING MANITOBA WRITER

  • Rosie Chard
  • Danishka Esterhazy
  • Ariel Gordon
  • John Toone


  • CAROL SHIELDS WINNIPEG BOOK AWARD

  • Armstrong's Point-A History by Randy R. Rostecki
  • Coming of Age: A History of the Jewish People of Manitoba by Allan Levine
  • Grizzlyville: Adventures in Bear Country by Jake MacDonald
  • My Winnipeg by Guy Maddin
  • Prairie Metropolis: New Essays on Winnipeg Social History by Esyllt W. Jones and Gerald Friesen
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