Mario Vargas Llosa has won the 2010 Pultizer Prize for Literature

by D - Thursday, Oct 07, 2010 at 10:41am

Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Spanish-speaking world, won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. The Swedish Academy said it honoured the 74-year-old author "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt and defeat." Vargas Llosa has written more than 30 novels, plays and essays,including Conversation in the Cathedral and The Green House. Vargas Llosa is the first South American winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature since it was awarded to Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez in 1982.

Categories: Awards

Join Charlene Diehl, Thursday October 7 at 8:00 pm

by D - Wednesday, Oct 06, 2010 at 2:37pm

Join Charlene Diehl on Thursday October 7 at 8:00 in Prairie Ink Restaurant, McNally Robinson Booksellers Winnipeg. She will be launching Out of Grief, Singing: A Memoir of Motherhood and Loss.

Categories: Authors

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

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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
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