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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...

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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...

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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

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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:

International
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

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

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

International DUBLIN Award 2017 shortlist

by Tyler Vitt - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 5:03pm

The shortlist for this year's International DUBLIN Literary Award (formerly known as the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award) has been revealed.

The award honours any book from across the world that has been written in or translated to English. It comes with a €100,000 prize (approximately $141K Canadian), sponsored entirely by the City of Dublin, Ireland, which makes it one of the richest literary prizes in the world.

The winner will be announced on June 21, 2017, and the full shortlist can be found after the jump...

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