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Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction 2016: Finalists

by Madison Taylor - Friday, Sep 30, 2016 at 5:58pm

The Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction announced its list of five finalists this past week. This award recognizes the unique voices of nonfiction authors of many genres, including essays, history, biographies, memoirs, journalistic work, and social and political commentaries.

The list of 2016 finalists includes:


The lucky individual who nabs first place will receive $60,000, and each of the other finalists will be awarded $5,000. The winning writer will be announced on November 2 at the Writers' Trust Awards in Toronto.

Categories: Awards, Authors, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Publishing News, Book Lists

Scotiabank Giller Prize 2016: Shortlist

by Madison Taylor - Friday, Sep 30, 2016 at 5:00pm

The shortlist of six authors in line to win the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize was announced on September 26. This prize, celebrating high-caliber Canadian fiction, rewards the winning author with a lump sum of $100,000 as well as national literary recognition.


This year's shortlist includes:

These six selections will be narrowed down to one by a panel of five jurors, including esteemed Canadian author Lawrence Hill. The winner will be announced on Monday, November 7 at the Scotiabank Giller Prize Gala. The event will air on CBC and will be streamed live at CBCbooks.ca at 9 pm (10 AT/10:30 NT).

You can read the juror's comments on the nominated titles here.

And for our Winnipeg readers and customers, don't forget to join us at the Giller Light Bash!

Categories: Awards, Authors, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Publishing News

Finalists Announced for 2016 Rogers' Writers Trust Fiction Prize

by Madison Taylor - Monday, Sep 26, 2016 at 7:22pm

The list of finalists for the 2016 Rogers' Writers Trust Fiction Prize was released on September 21.                                                                

This $25,000 prize is awarded annually to a standout Canadian novel or short story, as chosen by a panel of three judges from the literary community. This is the twentieth anniversary of the prize, which was created in 1997 by The Writers Trust of Canada, a charitable organization that strives to celebrate top-notch Canadian writing, and sponsored by Rogers Communications.

The winner will be chosen from the following five authors:

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Man Booker Prize 2016: Shortlist

by Madison Taylor - Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 10:32am

The Man Booker Prize 2016 Shortlist, released on September 13, is comprised of the following six titles:

This prize, created in 1969 with the purpose of bringing about the widest possible readership of literary fiction, rewards the winning author with a sum of £50,000 and a uniquely designed bound copy of their book. The winner will be selected from this shortlist and announced on October 25, 2016.

This year, two of the six shortlisted authors happen to hail from Canadian soil: David Szalay and Madeleine Thien.

Categories: Awards, Authors, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Book Lists

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Scotiabank Giller Prize 2016 Longlist

by Events Winnipeg - Wednesday, Sep 07, 2016 at 10:47am

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:

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.

You can see the official announcement here, and don't forget to join us for our Giller Light Bash on November 7!

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