The Leacock Medal for Humour is the most prestigious Canadian award for humour. It was first awarded in 1947. Past Leacock winners include W.O. Mitchell, Pierre Berton, Farley Mowat, Stuart Mclean, Mordecai Richler, Terry Fallis, Dan Needles and Robertson Davies. This year's winning author will be announced on Thursday April 28. The 2010 shortlist is;Practical Jean by
Toby: A Man by
Half Empty by
How to do Everything by
The High Road by Categories: Awards
A Homeopathic Perspective on Spring Detox. Wednesday, April 6, 7:00 pm.
launching Completing the Century. Wednesday, April 6, 7:30 pm.
, Free Live Music in Prairie Ink Restaurant + Bakery, Friday, April 8, 8:00 pm.
. Join host and Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Guest Conductor as they discuss Boreality. Saturday, April 9, 2:00 pm.
launching Got 'Em, Got 'Em, Need 'Em: A Fan's Guide to Collecting the Top 100 Sports Cards of All Time. Sunday, April 10, 2:00 pm.
Deathless... is no dry, historical tome: it lights up like fire as the young Marya Morevna transforms from a clever child of the revolution, to Koschei's beautiful bride, to his eventual undoing. Along the way there are Stalinist house elves, magical quests, secrecy and bureaucracy, and games of lust and power. All told, Deathless is a collision of magical history and actual history, of revolution and mythology and of love and death. It brings Russian myth back to life in a stunning new incarnation.
I've always been a sucker for fairy tale retellings, and the prospect of reading one in Valente's lush prose makes me so excited. As a bonus, this is not a tale that is widely known in the West, much less retold. You can read the first three chapters for free here. It looks as though young adults would enjoy this as well, but from some reviews that I've seen, this might be more suitable for ages 15+.
Deathless should arrive at McNally Robinson any day now. Just remember: in Soviet Russia, the fairy tale reads YOU.Categories: Reviews, New Releases
Our music manager Michael Wolch is part of the Sounds & Words segment on CityTv's BTV. This morning Michael and Jenna Khan interview Stephen Fearing & Andy White who were in town playing a gig at the West End Cultural Centre and promoting their new CD: Fearing & White.. To see the interview click here.Categories: Winnipeg
We are very proud to have local these Manitoba authors on our bestseller list this week.
3.Henry Kalen's Manitoba, .
1. Keep True: A Life in Politics, .
2. Create Space for Peace: 40 Years of Peacemaking, Gene Stoltzfus, 1940-2010. .
3. Grammar Matters, .
Books for Young People
2. Gus the Wrong-Way Goose,
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