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

2010 Governor General's Literary Awards Finalists

by D - Thursday, Oct 28, 2010 at 10:01am


The Governor General's Literary Awards are given annually to the best English-language and the best French-language books. Each laureate receives $25,000 and a specially crafted copy of the winning book. The 2010 the English fiction and non-fiction shortlist is below. The winner's will be announced mid-November.

Fiction
Kathleen Winter, Annabel
Emma Donoghue, Room
Sandra Birdsell, Waiting for Joe.
Drew Hayden Taylor, Motorcycles & Sweetgrass.
Dianne Warren, Cool Water.

Non-fiction
Ian Brown, The Boy in the Moon, A father's search for his disabled son.
Elizabeth Abbott, A History of Marriage.
Allan Casey, Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada.
Karen Connelly, Burmese Lessons: A Love Story.
John English, Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1968-2000.

Categories: Awards, Publishing News

Who do you want to win The Giller?

by D - Wednesday, Oct 27, 2010 at 9:44am

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The Globe and Mail are running a poll to see what author people want to win The Scotiabank Giller Prize. To cast your vote, click here.
The choices are,
Alexander MacLeod, Light Lifting
David Bergen, The Matter With Morris
Johanna Skibsrud, The Sentimentalists
Kathleen Winter, Annabel
Sarah Selecky, This Cake Is For the Party

Categories: Awards, Authors, Fun
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