The Walrus Reads

by D - Friday, Sep 24, 2010 at 9:27am

McNally Robinson and The Walrus magazine are joining forces to present The Walrus Reads reading series.

The Walrus Reads with David Bergen, launching The Matter with Morris, Thursday, September 30, 8:00 pm, McNally Robinson Booksellers, Winnipeg.

The Walrus Reads with Jeff Rubin, reading & signing Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, Tuesday, October 19, 7:30 pm, McNally Robinson Booksellers Winnipeg.

The Extraordinary Canadians Tour: The Walrus, CBC Manitoba, and Penguin Books co-present Joseph Boyden and John Ralston Saul, Wednesday, October 20, 7:00 pm, Westminster United Church. Tickets are available from McNally Robinson Booksellers for $6. Net proceeds go to Rossbrook House.

The Walrus Reads with David Sedaris, reading & signing Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, Monday, November 22, 7:30 pm, McNally Robinson Booksellers, Winnipeg.

Alissa York launches Fauna tonight in our Winnipeg store

by D - Thursday, Sep 23, 2010 at 9:12am

Join Alissa York launching her new novel Fauna tonight, Thursday, September 23, at 8:00. Alissa York's highly acclaimed novels include Mercy and Effigy, which was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her short stories have won the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award. Alissa is a former Winnipeger, who now lives in Toronto.

The Knife Sharpener's Bell has won the J.I. Segal 2010 Awards Prize for Fiction and Poetry on a Jewish Theme

by D - Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010 at 9:34am

Rhea Tregebov has just won the J.I. Segal 2010 Awards Prize for Fiction and Poetry on a Jewish Theme for The Knife Sharpener's Bell. The prize will be awarded on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 in Montreal. The awards, presented every two years, are designed to encourage and reward creative works on Jewish themes. The last winner in 2008 was Leonard Cohen for The Book of Longing. Other past award winners include Irving Layton and Adele Wiseman.

Categories: Awards

2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist

by D - Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 10:04am

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 Longlist.

David Bergen for his novel THE MATTER WITH MORRIS
Phyllis Bruce Books/HarperCollins
Douglas Coupland for his novel PLAYER ONE, House of Anansi Press
Michael Helm for his novel CITIES OF REFUGE, McClelland & Stewart
Alexander MacLeod for his short story collection LIGHT LIFTING, Biblioasis
Avner Mandelman for his novel THE DEBBA, Other Press/Random House of Canada
Tom Rachman for his novel THE IMPERFECTIONISTS, Dial/Random House of Canada
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
Cordelia Strube for her novel LEMON, Coach House Books
Joan Thomas for her novel CURIOSITY, McClelland & Stewart
Jane Urquhart for her novel SANCTUARY LINE, McClelland & Stewart
Dianne Warren for her novel COOL WATER, Phyllis Bruce Books/HarperCollins
Kathleen Winter for her novel ANNABEL, House of Anansi Press

Categories: Awards

The September / October Bookseller Online

by D - Wednesday, Sep 15, 2010 at 3:30pm

The September / October issue of our newsletter The Bookseller is now available online. The Bookseller is a worthy read for all book lovers. It also highlights events taking place at our Winnipeg, and Saskatoon stores.

To read the Winnipeg Newsletter click here

To read the Saskatoon Newsletter click here.

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