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Manitoba authors on our bestseller list this week.

by D - Friday, Apr 29, 2011 at 11:46am

We are very proud to have local these Manitoba authors on our bestseller list this week. The complete Bestseller list is available under the Bestsellers heading on the right.

Hardcover Fiction
1. Irma Voth, Miriam Toews.
5. The Matter with Morris, David Bergen.

Hardcover Non Fiction
1. Henry Kalen's Manitoba, Henry Kalen.

Paperback Fiction
2.This Hidden Thing, Dora Dueck.
3. Curiosity, Joan Thomas.

Paperback Non Fiction
1. There's a Basketball on My Buffet!, Nadine De Lisle.

Books for Young People
1.Tori By Design, Colleen Nelson.
4. Gus the Wrong-Way Goose, Coral Hetherington

Categories: Awards, Winnipeg


Pauline Greenhill is awarded the Manitoba Day Award.

by D - Friday, Apr 29, 2011 at 10:53am

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Pauline Greenhill's Make the Night Hideous: Four English-Canadian Charivaris, 1881-1940 has been awarded the Manitoba Archives Association's Manitoba Day Award 2011. The Award recognizes users of archives who have completed an original work of excellence which contributes to the understanding and celebration of Manitoba history.

Categories: Awards, Winnipeg

Shelagh Grant has won the Dafoe Book Prize for 2011

by D - Thursday, Apr 28, 2011 at 8:39am

The winner of the $10,000 Dafoe Book Prize for 2011 is Shelagh D. Grant's Polar Imperative: A History of Artic Sovereignty in North America published by Douglas and McIntyre.

The Prize memorializes John Wesley Dafoe, one of Canada's most significant editors of the 20th century. He was editor of the Winnipeg Free Press from 1901-1944 and was known for his advocacy of western development, free trade, national independence and the Commonwealth.

The prize was awarded last night at the J.W Dafoe Foundation's Annual General Meeting in Winnipeg.

Categories: Awards, Winnipeg

Book of the Day, David Foster Wallace's The Pale King

by D - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 11:42am

Book of the Day, David Foster Wallace's The Pale King. David Foster Wallace left us such a mystery when he died, at his own hand, while at work on The Pale King. David Foster Wallace is considered by some to be the best American writer of a generation. When the unfinished fragments that make up The Pale King were published posthumously it was reviewed everywhere, including, The Paris Review, The Guardian, The New York Times Book Review, The Globe and Mail, and our newsletter the May June edition of The Bookseller has a story about David Foster Wallace, click here for a sneak peak.

Categories: Discussions, Interview, Authors, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Trailer for Jo Nesbo's The Snowman.

by D - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 10:40am

Although the last thing some of us want to consider is winter. Internationally acclaimed crime writer Jo NesbÝ's antihero police investigator, Harry Hole, is back: in a bone-chilling thriller that will take Hole to the brink of insanity in The Snowman. We did an article on Nordic crime writers in our March April Newsletter click here to see it. The article is on page 7.

Categories: Mystery & Crime, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
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