2010 Giller Shortlist

by D - Tuesday, Oct 05, 2010 at 11:30am

The Scotiabank Giller Prize is awarded to a Canadian author of a novel or short story fiction collection. The prize was established as the Giller Prize in 1994 by Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife Doris Giller, a former literary editor at the Toronto Star, and is awarded in November of each year along with a cash reward of $50,000, with $40,000 presented to the winning author and $2,500 each for the other four shortlisted nominees.

The 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist.

David Bergen for his novel THE MATTER WITH MORRIS Phyllis Bruce Books/HarperCollins
Alexander MacLeod for his short story collection LIGHT LIFTING, Biblioasis
Sarah Selecky for her short story collection THIS CAKE IS FOR THE PARTY, Thomas Allen Publishers
Johanna Skibsrud for her novel THE SENTIMENTALISTS, Gaspereau Press
Kathleen Winter for her novel ANNABEL, House of Anansi Press

Categories: Awards, Authors

Margaret Atwood on writing

by D - Monday, Oct 04, 2010 at 9:39am

Categories: Authors

Breakfast Television McNally Robinson Bookclub

by D - Saturday, Oct 02, 2010 at 3:24pm

The next meeting of the Breakfast Television McNally Robinson Book club is Monday October 4th at 7:15 am. This segment will announce the October book club title. For more information on the Breakfast Television McNally Robinson Book Club, please click here.

Categories: Book Clubs, Winnipeg

2010 Sunburst Award Winners

by Chadwick Ginther - Thursday, Sep 30, 2010 at 3:44pm

The Sunburst Awards, celebrating Canadian literature of the fantastic, have released the winners in both adult and young adult categories. Congratulations to A.M. Dellamonica, whose debut novel Indigo Springs, won the adult award and Hiromi Goto, whose Half World took the young adult award.

On Indigo Springs the jurors had this to say:

"Original, passionate, lyrical and powerful, entertaining and terrifying at once, Dellamonica's debut novel examines how both good intentions and good people can be overthrown by the temptations of power."

On Half World:

"Goto's style is gruesome rather than gory; neither horror nor dark fantasy but entirely original and unclassifiable. Richly imagined phantasmagoric scenes decorate every iridescent page. Goto's stylish incendiary prose lifts Half World above the YA category; this novel crosses age boundaries and could just as easily be categorized as a book for adults."

The jurors for the 2010 award were Don Bassingthwaite, Gemma Files, Susie Moloney, Ursula Pflug and Edward Willett. In 2011 the jurors will be Julie E. Czerneda, Kate Freiman, Mark Leslie, Christopher Roden and Alison Sinclair.

Dellamonica was interviewed by McNally Robinson upon Indigo Springs' release. You can read a review of her award winning novel here.

Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy

Sultans of String in Winnipeg, Friday, October 15.

by D - Thursday, Sep 30, 2010 at 1:36pm

Sultans of String are playing Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg. Friday October 15. Doors for this special musical event open at anytime after 6:00 pm - come join us for dinner before the show. Tickets are available at Prairie Ink Restaurant for $15.00 advance/$20.00 at the door and table reservations are required - call 975-2659, or come by.

Categories: Music, Winnipeg
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