The longlist for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize was announced this past week, comprising 12 Canadian writers all vying to win the $100,000 award. The list was selected by a panel of five judges, who will pare their selections down to a six-book shortlist to be announced on Monday Setpember 26th.
The 2016 Giller longlist is:
- Mona Awad for 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl (Penguin Canada)
- Gary Barwin for Yiddish for Pirates (Random House Canada)
- Andrew Battershill for Pillow (Coach House Books)
- David Bergen for Stranger (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd)
- Emma Donoghue for The Wonder (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd)
- Catherine Leroux for The Party Wall (Biblioasis, translated by Lazer Lederhendler)
- Kathy Page for The Two of Us (Biblioasis)
- Susan Perly for Death Valley (Wolsak and Wynn Publishers)
- Kerry Lee Powell for Willem De Kooning’s Paintbrush (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd)
- Steven Price for By Gaslight (McClelland & Stewart)
- Madeleine Thien for Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Alfred A. Knopf Canada)
- Zoe Whittall for The Best Kind of People (House of Anansi Press Inc.)
We had the pleasure of launching David Bergen's Stranger in front of a packed house on Tuesday September 6. Catherine Leroux will be reading from The Party Wall at Thin Air 2016: The Winnipeg International Writers Festival. You can also join us here at the store for an evening with Zoe Whittall on Saturday November 26.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Prairie Ink
We regret to announce the cancellation of our Winnipeg International Writers Festival Spring Literary Series event with Tara Lee Morin and Michael Kannon, scheduled for TONIGHT. Due to unexpected flight complications on her Canadian tour, Tara Lee will not arrive in Winnipeg until later this evening. She will be busy for the next few days sharing her work with young adults in schools and youth centres.
As I Remember It, Tara Lee's frank memoir of foster care and its impact on her aboriginal identity, is one of the 2013 winners of the inaugural Burt Awards for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Literature. It is available now in store.
The 2014 Burt Awards Gala will take place on September 27 as part of THIN AIR 2014.
Our Spring Literary Series continues next Tuesday with poets Gillian Sze and Chimwemwe Undi. More more information on that event, please click here.Categories: Site News, Winnipeg, Event News
We're so very pleased to announce that one of Canada's most beloved authors, Kenneth Oppel, will be joining us on Monday May 12 at 7:00 pm in Winnipeg to launch his new book The Boundless (HaperCollins Canada). The official event listing is here.
Oppel will be speaking about his latest work and reading selections before signing books for those in attendance.
Will Everett wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but after his family's fortunes change, he finds himself with a first-class ticket for The Boundless. The longest, most glamorous locomotive in the world, it stretches more than eleven kilometres long and pulls an astounding 987 cars: passenger cars, shooting galleries, gardens, an onboard swimming pool, cinema and much more. But its maiden voyage won't be a smooth ride for Will. Sasquatches, bog-dwelling hags, murder, and illusions abound in this outsized middle-grade adventure.
Kenneth Oppel is the Governor General's Award-winning author of the Airborn series and the Silverwing saga, which has sold over a million copies worldwide. His most recent novels are Half Brother, winner of both the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award and the Young Adult Book award; This Dark Endeavour, finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award; and Such Wicked Intent, finalist for the CLA Young Adult Book Award. Canada's nominee for the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award, Kenneth Oppel lives in Toronto with his wife and their three children. Visit him online.Categories: Site News, Authors, Winnipeg, Event News, Live at McNally Robinson
This Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 we are so very excited to welcome Robert Herjavec to the store. This event is co-presented by our friends at HarperCollins Canada and CBC Manitoba. Marcy Markusa of Information Radio 89.3 FM/990 AM will be on hand to host.
In his bestselling business book Driven: How to Succeed in Business and in Life, Robert Herjavec, the former co-star of CBC TV's Dragons' Den and current co-star of ABC TV's Shark Tank, urged his readers to take risks, take control of their lives, and stay true to their own visions. Now, in this inspirational follow-up, Herjavec wants to push his readers even further towards greatness.
Whether you are seeking to build the next big company in communications technology, to become the most respected teacher in your educational system, or to make a lasting impact as an artist in your field, the most important decision you can make, according to Herjavec, is to reject mediocrity. In the long run, "good enough" is never good enough, whether in our personal lives or in our careers.
Drawing on anecdotes from his own life and from the lives of celebrity friends such as Oprah, Georges St-Pierre and Celine Dion, Herjavec delivers valuable life lessons that promise to guide readers to greater happiness and success.Categories: Authors, Store News, Winnipeg, Event News
Come celebrate TableTop Day by joining us in our Community Classroom at our Grant Park location on Saturday, March 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for some board game fun.
Drop in any time for as long as you like. Demonstrations of different games will be happening all day, and all are welcome to bring their own games to play or show off!
TableTop Day encourages gamers to get out and play games. Created by the illustrious Felicia Day and the legendary Wil Wheaton, it's "a reminder to spend more time and strengthen the bonds with the people who matter most, our friends and family, by playing games together." Check out TableTopDay.com or their youtube show, TableTop for some more gaming fun.Categories: Site News, Fun, Winnipeg, Event News, Community Classroom
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