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.
, Waiting for Joe.
, Motorcycles & Sweetgrass.
, Cool Water.
, The Boy in the Moon, A father's search for his disabled son.
, A History of Marriage.
, Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada.
, Burmese Lessons: A Love Story.
, Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1968-2000.
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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,
, Light Lifting
, The Matter With Morris
, The Sentimentalists
, This Cake Is For the Party
This week is especially good at the Winnipeg, Grant Park, McNally Robinson.
Café Scientifique, presents The New Wonder Vitamin: D. Monday Oct 25, 7:00.
-- Launching A Cycle of the Moon, Monday Oct 25, 8:00.
-- Launching Justice Bertha Wilson: One Woman's Difference, Tuesday Oct 26, 7:00.
-- Launching The Valedictorians, Tuesday Oct 26, 8:00.
-- Reading & Signing The Nesting Dolls, Wednesday Oct 27, 8:00.
-- Speaking & Signing Inspiration Deficit Disorder, Thursday Oct 28, 7:00.
, and -- Launching The Imagination Manifesto: Book Two, Thursday Oct 28, 7:30.
-- Launching Winnipeg's Ladies from Hell, Thursday Oct 28, 8:00.
The October selection in the McNally Robinson / Breakfast TV Book Club is Beautiful Girl Thumb.
characters are looking for love, but they are willing to settle. They don't dare feel flat-out greed or lust or hate. Instead they wander around, repeating the mantra 'everything is okay.' It isn't.
These brutally funny stories provide valuable advice on destroying friendships, flirting with your marriage counselor, cheating at Diplomacy, dumping your boyfriend via Call Waiting, and enrolling your children in the right elementary school program.Categories: Book Clubs, Winnipeg
Come in for a champagne toast and a dinner of five fabulous courses paired with wine and spirits from around the world.
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