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Manitoba Book Award Shortlist

by D - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 3:33pm

The Manitoba Writers' Guild and the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers are pleased to announce the Manitoba Book Awards shortlists for 2011. The awards will be presented at the Manitoba Book Awards gala, on Sunday April 17th at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain and hosted by Catherine Hunter. Cocktails are at 7:00 p.m., with the ceremony beginning at 8:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The shortlists and recipients are selected by a variety of juries, comprised of writers, publishers and other book industry personnel from across Canada.

And the nominees are

McNally Robinson Book of the Year
A Cycle of the Moon by Uma Parameswaran
Curiosity by Joan Thomas
Out of Grief, Singing: A Memoir of Motherhood and Loss by Charlene Diehl
This Hidden Thing by Dora Dueck
Walking to Mojâcar by Di Brandt

The complete shortlist is available by clicking the more button.


Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction
Andy De Jarlis: The Life and Music of an Old-Time Fiddler by Joe MacIntosh
Out of Grief, Singing: A Memoir of Motherhood and Loss by Charlene Diehl
When the Other Is Me by Emma LaRocque
Winnipeg's Great War: A city Comes of Age by Jim Blanchard

Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry/Prix Lansdowne de poésie
Attenuations of Force by Lori Cayer
Clockfire by Jonathan Ball
Hump by Ariel Gordon

Best Illustrated Book of the Year
The Imagination Manifesto Book Two by G.M.B. Chomichuk, with James Rewucki and John Toone, cover design and illustrations by G.M.B. Chomichuk
The Mosaic Village: An Illustrated History of Winnipeg's North End by Russ Gourluck, cover design by Relish Design Studio
Nanabosho and the Butterflies by Joe McLellan and Matrine McLellan, illustrated by Jackie Traverse, design by Relish Design Studio
Winnipeg Art Gallery: Guide to the Collections edited by Stephen Borys, design by Lisa Friesen, photography by Ernest Mayer

Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award
A Criminal to Remember by Michael Van Rooy
Baldur's Song by David Arnason
The Matter with Morris by David Bergen
Winnipeg Art Gallery: Guide to the Collections edited by Stephen Borys, design by Lisa Friesen, photography by Ernest Mayer
Winnipeg's Great War: A city Comes of Age by Jim Blanchard

Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book
Black Bottle Man by Craig Russell
Broken Circle: The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools by Theodore Fontaine
Gaze by Keith Cadieux
High Speed Crow by Sheila McClarty
Hump by Ariel Gordon

John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer
Michelle Elrick
Ken Kowal
Kerry Ryan

Manuela Dias Book Design of the Year
A Dog's Breakfast: A Chef's Guide to Healthy Home Cooking for Your Favorite Pooch by Jess Young, design by Relish Design Studio
Maple Leaf Rag by Kaie Kellough, cover design by Branden Douglas, design by Relish design Studio
Winnipeg Art Gallery: Guide to the Collections edited by Stephen Borys, design by Lisa Friesen, photography by Ernest Mayer

The Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction
Autumn, One Spring by Patti Grayson
Baldur's Song by David Arnason
Curiosity by Joan Thomas
The Matter with Morris by David Bergen
This Hidden Thing by Dora Dueck

Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher
Autumn, One Spring by Patti Grayson
I Still Don't Even Know You by Michelle Berry
Walking to Mojâcar by Di Brandt
Winnipeg's Great War: A city Comes of Age by Jim Blanchard

McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award Older Category
Black Bottle Man by Craig Russell
Ortega by Maureen Fergus
Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
Winter Shadows by Margaret Buffie

Le Prix littéraire Rue-Deschambault
L?arbre aux c?urs, texte: France Adams, illustrations: Serge Salvador
La belle ordure par Simone Chaput
La forêt du langage par Jean Chicoine
Lointaines: nouvelles par Lise Gaboury-Diallo
Categories: Awards, Winnipeg

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