Manitoba Book Award Winners

by Chadwick Ginther - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 11:49am

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees of the 2012 Manitoba Book Awards. More than 200 people attended the ceremony last night. The 24th annual gala, presented by the Manitoba Writers' Guild with the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers was held at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain.

  • McNally Robinson Book of the Year: Not Being on a Boat by Esmé Claire Keith (Freehand Books/Broadview Press)
  • McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award, younger category: S is for Scientists: A Discovery Alphabet by Larry Verstraete (Sleeping Bear Press)
  • McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award, older category: Tori by Design by Colleen Nelson (Great Plains Teen Fiction)
  • Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry: Poème Pierre Prière, by J.R. Léveillé (Les Éditions du Blé)
  • Best Illustrated Book of the Year: David's Trip to Paraguay: The Land of Amazing Colours, by Miriam Rudolph (CMU Press)
  • Manuela Dias Book Design of the Year: Poème Pierre Prière by J.R. Léveillé, designed by Bernard Léveillé (Les Éditions du Blé)
  • Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book: A Large Harmonium by Sue Sorensen (Coteau Books)
  • Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award: Ravenscraig by Sandi Krawchenko Altner (Heartland Associates)
  • Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction: The Thirteen by Susie Moloney (Random House Canada)
  • Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction: The Girl in the Wall by Alison Preston (Signature Editions)
  • Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction: King: William Lyon MacKenzie King: A Life Guided by the Hand of Destiny by Allan Levine (Douglas and McIntyre)
  • John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer: Jennifer Still
  • Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher: Butterfly Winter by W.P. Kinsella (Enfield and Wizenty/Great Plains Publications)

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