Miriam Toews wins the 2010 Writers' Trust Engel/Findley Award

by D - Wednesday, Nov 03, 2010 at 9:41am



The Writers' Trust Engel/Findley Award was created by merging the Marian Engel Award for a female writer in mid-career and the Timothy Findley Award for a male writer in mid-career. Writers are judged on their body of work. All Canadian writers are considered.
Miriam Toews is the author of four novels Summer of My Amazing Luck, A Boy of Good Breeding, A Complicated Kindness (winner of the 2004 Governor General's Literary Award and the 2006 edition of CBC Canada Reads), and The Flying Troutmans (winner of the 2008 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize). She is also the author of a work of non-fiction, Swing Low: A Life.

Categories: Awards

2010 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

by D - Wednesday, Nov 03, 2010 at 9:26am

Emma Donoghue has won the 2010 Roger's Writer's Trust Fiction Prize for her novel Room. Room is an emotionally powerful story of five-year-old Jack and his mother, who has been held captive in an eleven-by-eleven room for seven years. To Jack, Room is all that is real, but when he turns five he starts to ask questions, and his mother reveals to him that there is a world outside. Told entirely in the inventive, often funny voice of young Jack, this is not a horror story or tearjerker, but a celebration of resilience and the love between parent and child.

Categories: Awards

2010 (American) National Book Awards Short lists

by D - Tuesday, Nov 02, 2010 at 11:40am

The, American, National Book Foundation celebrates the best of American literature. Here is the shortlist.




Fiction
Jaimy Gordon, Lord of Misrule
Nicole Krauss, Great House
Lionel Shriver, So Much for That
Karen Tei Yamashita, I Hotel

Non-Fiction
Barbara Demick, Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
John W. Dower, Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq
Patti Smith, Just Kids
Justin Spring, Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward
Megan K. Stack, Every Man in This Village Is a Liar: An Education in War

Categories: Awards

This Week in McNally Robinson Winnipeg

by D - Monday, Nov 01, 2010 at 10:32am

This week at McNally Robinson Winnipeg.

June "Pepper" Harris -- Launching I Used to Be Coloured, But Now I'm Black, Monday Nov 1, 7:00 pm
Joe Mackintosh -- Launching Andy De Jarlis: The Life and Music of an Old-Time Fiddler, Monday Nov 1, 8:00 pm
Gary Geddes -- Reading & Signing, Swimming Ginger and The Terracotta Army, Tuesday Nov 2, 7:30 pm
Carolyn Gray -- Launching North Main Gothic, Tuesday Nov 2, 8:00 pm
Christie Blatchford -- Reading & Signing Helpless: Caledonia?s Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us, Wednesday Nov 3, 7:00 pm
Jessica Holmes -- Reading & Signing I Love Your Laugh: Finding the Light in My Screwball Life Wednesday Nov 3, 8:00 pm
Barry Ferguson & Robert Wardhaugh -- Launching Manitoba Premiers of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Thursday Nov 4, 7:00 pm
Kerry Ryan -- Launching Vs. Thursday Nov 4, 8:00 pm
Jon Paul Fiorentino & Jonathan Ball -- Dual Book Launch of Indexical Elegies and Clockfire, Friday Nov 5, 7:00 pm
Floyd Williston -- Reading & Signing Through Footless Halls of Air: Stories of a Few of the Many Who Failed to Return, Saturday Nov 6, 1:00 pm
Floyd the Clown -- Signing Hey son! Guess what?! Sunday Nov 7, 1:00 pm
Andreas Oertel & Rae Bridgman -- Launching The Archaeolojesters: The Pillars of Time, Sunday Nov 7, 2:00 pm

Categories: Winnipeg, Event News

Breakfast Television Book Club

by D - Friday, Oct 29, 2010 at 9:11pm

The next installment in the Breakfast Television Book Club is on Monday at 7:15 am where the new title will be announced.

Categories: Fun, Book Clubs
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