Manitoba Book Awards 2016 winnersby Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 1:26pm
The winners of this year's Manitoba Book Awards were announced at a gala this Saturday, April 30th.
2015 and 2016 saw plenty of wonderful new Manitoba literature, and competition was fierce for this year's awards. Congratulations to all of the recipients, as well as those who made it onto the shortlist.
Of particular note are the recipients of the 2016 McNally Robinson Book Awards. Writer Julia Schettler and illustrator Sarah Neville won the McNally Robinson Books for Young People Award in the "younger" category for their book Fur Is Only Fur Deep, and in the "older" category the award went to Jodi Carmichael for her novel, Forever Julia. Meanwhile, the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award went to Wab Kinew for his memoir, The Reason You Walk.
The full list of winners can be found below, after the jump.
Lansdowne Prize for Poetry
Niche by Basma Kavanagh, published by Frontenac House Poetry
The Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Awards
Design Category: The Land We Are: Artists & Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation, edited by Gabrielle L’Hirondelle-Hill and Sophie McCall, cover design by Sébastien Aubin, interior design by Relish New Brand Experience, published by ARP Books
General Illustration Category: Warehouse Journal Volume 24, edited and cover design by Amanda Austin and Ainsley Johnston, published by University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture
Children’s Illustration Category: Alexia Wants to Fly by Talia Pura, illustrated by Wai Tien, published by Lily Star Press
Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher
Life Among the Qallunaat by Mini Aodla Freeman, edited and with an afterword by Keavy Martin and Julie Rak, with Norma Dunning, cover design by Mike Carroll, interior design by Jess Koroscil, published by University of Manitoba Press
Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction
Nightwatching by Méira Cook, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.
Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction
Letters to Brian: A Year of Living and Remembrance by Martha Brooks, published by Turnstone Press
Award for Lifetime Achievement
Beatrice Mosionier Award for Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award
First place recipient: Chantal Fiola
Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award
Winnipeg Cooks: Signature Recipes from the City’s Top Chefs by Robin Summerfield, published by Figure 1 Publishing
Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book
Street Sex Work and Canadian Cities: Resisting a Dangerous Order by Shawna Ferris, published by the University of Alberta Press
Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction
Put on the Armour of Light by Catherine Macdonald, published by Dundurn
John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer
McNally Robinson Books for Young People Awards (younger)
Fur Is Only Fur Deep by Julia Schettler, illustrated by Sarah Neville, published by Peasantry Press
McNally Robinson Books for Young People Awards (older)
Forever Julia by Jodi Carmichael, published by Great Plains Teen Fiction, an imprint of Great Plains Publications
McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award
The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew, published by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Canada Books Inc.
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