Prix Aurora Nominees Announced

by Brock Peters - Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 8:17pm

Nominations for the 2015 Prix Aurora have been announced! Awarded annually, the Prix Aurora recognizes the best Canadian fantasy, science fiction, artworks, and fan activities of the past year.

Winnipeg graphic novelist GMB Chomichuk has picked up two nominations in the "Best Graphic Novel" category. Sherry Peters, also of Winnipeg, earned a nomination in the "Best Young Adult Novel" category for her novel Mabel the Lovelorn Dwarf. Finally, Kevin B. Anderson was nominated in "Best Fan Related Work" for his project depicting scenes from Chadwick Ginther's Thunder Road.

You can see the full list on the Prix Aurora Website. The winners will be announced the weekend of November 20-22, 2015.

Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Graphic Novels

Man Booker International Prize 2015 Winner: László Krasznahorkai

by Brock Peters - Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 7:08pm

Hungarian novelist and screenwriter László Krasznahorkai has won the 2015 Man Booker International Prize.

His first novel, Satantango (1985), propelled him to fame in his native Hungary, and with 1989's The Melancholy of Resistance he began to find an international audience.

The Guardian quotes Susan Sontag describing him as the "contemporary Hungarian master of the apocalypse." Their article also has a handy guide to pronouncing his name!

The Man Booker International Prize is awarded every two years for an achievement in fiction, and considers a living writer's entire body of work.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

May Long Weekend hours

by Tyler Vitt - Friday, May 15, 2015 at 5:55pm

Happy May Long weekend!

Our regular hours apply for Saturday and Sunday, but in honour of the Queen we'll have some special holiday hours on Victoria Day, Monday, May 18th:

The bookstore will be open 12 pm to 5 pm. Prairie Ink will have counter service available at the Patisserie from 12-5. Regular restaurant service will not be available due to reduced hours.

Both the bookstore and Prairie Ink will be closed.

Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

The May & June Bookseller is now online

by Tyler Vitt - Friday, May 15, 2015 at 5:55pm

The May & June 2015 issue of our newsletter, The Bookseller, is now available online. Read it here.

You can also subscribe to The Bookseller emailing list.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Newsletter

Leacock Medal for Humour 2015 winner

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 11:34am

The winner of this year's Leacock Medal for Humour, named after Stephen Leacock with the intent of recognizing and "perpetuat[ing] comedic writing in Canada", is Terry Fallis for his most recent novel, No Relation. Along with the medal, Fallis will receive a $15,000 cash prize.

The runner-ups included Aaron Bushkowsky’s Curtains for Roy, Alan Doyle’s Where I Belong, Zarqa Nawaz’s Laughing All the Way to the Mosque, and Robert Wringham’s A Loose Egg.

Congratulations, Mr. Fallis! This is his second Leacock win, and third time on the shortlist. You can read more on the Leacock Medal website.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Humour
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