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29th annual Manitoba Book Awards winners

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 12:39pm

At an awards gala held in Winnipeg's historic Fort Garry Hotel this past Saturday, the winners of the 29th annual Manitoba Book Awards were announced and celebrated.

The Awards, presented by the Manitoba Writers' Guild and made possible by sponsorships from government funding and many local businesses, honour books published in 2016 that were written by a Manitoba author, made by a Manitoba press, or with a focus on Manitoba content.

Congratulations to all of the winners! See a complete list of them after the jump...

Categories: Awards, Winnipeg, Prairie Writing, Canadian Lit


The Man Booker International Prize 2017 shortlist

by Tyler Vitt - Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 1:31pm

The shortlist for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize has been unveiled.

The prize honours the finest translated fiction from across the globe. Each author and translator on the shortlist receives £1,000 (about $1,280), while the winning author and translator share a £50,000 (about $64,070) prize.

The winner will be announced on June 14th, 2017, in London. See the shortlist after the jump...

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg


Best Translated Book Award 2017 shortlists

by Tyler Vitt - Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 5:58pm

The finalists for this year's Best Translated Book Award have been announced.

The award is divided into two categories, Fiction and Poetry, and honours the quality of the original book and the translation. The winners will be announced on Thursday, May 4th at a live event in New York City, and each winning author and translator will receive a $5,000 (US) prize.

See the 2017 shortlists after the jump...

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg


Easter Weekend hours

by Tyler Vitt - Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 10:20am

Happy Easter!

Our holiday closures for the weekend are outlined below. These closures affect all of our locations: the Winnipeg bookstore, the Saskatoon bookstore, and both Prairie Ink Restaurants.

Good Friday, April 14th: Closed
Saturday, April 15th: Open regular hours (9AM to 11PM)
Easter Sunday, April 16th: Closed

Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Griffin Poetry Prize 2017 shortlists

by Tyler Vitt - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 5:30pm

The international and Canadian shortlists have been announced for the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize.

The Griffin is the world’s largest prize for a first edition single collection of poetry written in or translated to English. ­Each of the seven finalists will receive $10,000, and the winners of each category, who will be named on June 8, 2017, will receive $65,000.

The shortlists are as follows:

World of Made and Unmade by Jane Mead
In Praise of Defeat by Abdellatif Laâbi, translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith
Falling Awake by Alice Oswald
Say Something Back by Denise Riley

Injun by Jordan Abel
Violet Energy Ingots by Hoa Nguyen
Silvija by Sandra Ridley

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
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