Hilary Weston Prize 2014 winner: NAOMI KLEIN

by Tyler Vitt - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 3:46pm

The winner of this year's Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize, which honours literary excellence in the category of non-fiction, is Naomi Klein for her book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. Along with the honour of the award, Klein has received a $60,000 prize.

For more details on Klein and her book, as well as the 2014 runner-ups, visit the Writers' Trust of Canada site.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Man Booker Prize 2014 winner: Richard Flanagan

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 5:46pm

The winner of this year's Man Booker Prize for Fiction is Australian writer RICHARD FLANAGAN!

Flanagan is the author of several novels, and won the Man Booker Prize for his newest, The Narrow Road to the Deep North. The story spans generations, beginning in a Japanese POW camp during WW2 and continuing in modern day Australia.

The Guardian has published this article highlighting Flanagan's life and career, which is certainly worth a read.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Happy Thanksgiving!

by Tyler Vitt - Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 5:07pm

Happy Thanksgiving! We give our thanks to you, for your continued support of Canada's largest independent bookseller, and we hope your feast is plentiful this year!

We will have normal hours on Saturday and Sunday at both our Winnipeg and Saskatoon stores. Just note that on Monday the 13th, Thanksgiving Day, we will have reduced hours in Winnipeg, 12 to 5 pm, and we will be closed in Saskatoon.

Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Holidays

Nobel Prize for Literature 2014: Patrick Modiano

by Tyler Vitt - Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 4:56pm

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2014 has been awarded to French author Patrick Modiano,for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation”.

The Guardian has published this lovely article outlining Modiano's life and career.

At this time few of Modiano's books are available to order. However, due to such a prestigious award his books will likely undergo a reprinting. In the meantime, if you are curious about any of Modiano's books please contact your nearest McNally Robinson bookstore for details.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Giller Prize 2014: Finalists

by Tyler Vitt - Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 4:46pm

Here is the shortlist for this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize:

The winner will be announced on Monday, November 10th. And we'd like you to join us in Prairie Ink to celebrate the winner! Attend our Giller Light Bash, watch the awards ceremony in our restaurant, all while enjoying a specially prepared dinner. Details can be found here.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
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