Some would claim that it's impossible to be a supporter and purveyor of the arts unless you are, on some level, engaged in the creation of art yourself. And while it's rather rude to take credit for someone else's success, it's perfectly fine to be immensely proud of your friends and co-workers!
Therefore, congratulations are in order for two of our staffers. First, hot on the heels of her win at the Lambda Awards, Casey Plett was awarded an Honours of Distinction at the Writers' Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers. Congrats again, Casey!
Then, our beloved events coordinator John Toews has been decorated with the League of Canadian Poets Honorary Life Membership Award in recognition of the countless poetry launches, readings, and events he's hosted at our Winnipeg store.
Congratulations, Casey and John!Categories: Awards, Authors, Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
Tatiana de Rosnay was born in the suburbs of Paris and is of English, French and Russian descent. She is the author of more than ten novels, including the bestselling novel Sarah’s Key, an international sensation with over four million copies sold in thirty-five countries worldwide. In 2009, she was named one of the top ten fiction writers in Europe.
Does a fruit taste its sweetest when it is forbidden? In A Paris Affair, her first short story collection, infidelity is a given, particularly for the male. Retribution, however, is women’s work. With passion and a clear eye, de Rosnay paints a portrait of the most forbidden of loves, in many different shades, sometimes tragic, sometimes humorous, sometimes heartfelt, always with a dry wit and an unflinching authenticity. Technology is the downfall of many of her straying spouses. In “The Texts,” a wife feigns ignorance of her husband’s escapades, if only she can resist the temptation to hack his cellphone; in “The Baby Phone,” a baby monitor permits a hitherto trusting wife to overhear hanky-panky; and in “The Answering Machine,” an unerased message is the harbinger of betrayal. A Paris Affair is an enjoyable “undressing” of intimate delights, where laughter mingles with compassion and the heartbeats of illicit desire. (Hardcover. $22.99. St. Martin’s. July 7)Categories: Authors, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Author of the Month
McNally Robinson Booksellers is a Canadian company, and we're proud of it. That's why we're always excited when July 1st rolls around, because we're all too happy to celebrate our wonderful nation.
So from Canada's largest independent bookstore: Happy Canada Day!
Please note that in honour of our fine country, we will be closed on July 1st.Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
One of the world's most lavish literary awards, the Impac Dublin, has been awarded to British author Jim Crace for his novel Harvest (2013). Nominations for the €100,000 (~$140,000) award were put forth by libraries from 39 countries, and the 2015 award was chosen from 142 entries.
Harvest is the "timeless and unsettling" tale of a small village in England whose very survival is threatened by the sudden and ominous arrival of a series of strangers. It had previously been shortlisted for a number of literary prizes, including the Man Booker and the inaugural Goldsmiths Prize.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
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