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Manitoba authors on our bestseller list this week.

by D - Friday, May 27, 2011 at 10:42am

We are very proud to have 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. Miriam Toews will be here launching Irma Voth Saturday June 4, 2:30 pm

Paperback Fiction
1. The Anatomy of Clay, Gillian Sze.
2. Bandit, Wayne Tefs.

Paperback Non Fiction
1. Winnipeg Beach: Leisure and Courtship in a Resort Town, 1900-1967, Dale Barbour.
2.Sex & The Supreme Court, Richard Jochelson & Kirsten Kramar.
3. Your Retirement Income Blueprint, Daryl Diamond.
4. The Writing on the Wall: Graffiti from a Different Perspective, Maeghan Heinrichs.

Mass Market.
Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay.

Books for Young People
1. The Pact, 7 Generations #4, David Robertson.
2. Ends/Begins, 7 Generations #3,David Robertson.

Categories: Winnipeg

2011 Prix Aurora Shortlists Announced

by Chadwick Ginther - Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 1:53pm

Congratulations to Brandon's Craig Russell for being shortlisted for the 2011 Prix Aurora Award for Best English Novel. We've been fortunate at McNally Robinson in Winnipeg to have hosted four of the five nominees in this year's novel category.

The Prix Auroras will be awarded the weekend of November 18-20 at the Canadian national science fiction and fantasy convention, this year hosted by SFContario.

Best English Novel:

Two nominated anthologies feature stories by Manitobans: Tesseracts Fourteen, edited by John Robert Colombo and Brett Alexander Savory, includes "Heat Death, or Answering the Ouroboros Question" by Brandon's Patrick Johanneson and "Chrysalis" by Winnipeg's Ronald Hore appears in Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead, edited by Nancy Kilpatrick. There are also two new categories this year: Poetry or Song Lyric and Graphic Novel.

A complete list of 2011 nominees

Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy, Winnipeg, Horror

Margaret McWilliams Award: 2010 Winners

by D - Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 12:37pm

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The 2010 winners for Margaret McWilliams Awards have been announced. The Margaret McWilliams Award one of the oldest literary awards in Canada, named in honour of writer Margaret McWilliams. Through the Margaret McWilliams Award, The Manitoba Historical Society celebrates the Manitoba historical books, and aims to to encourage the study and interpretation of the history of Manitoba.

The awards will be presented on Saturday, 4 June 2011 at 1:00 PM, at a ceremony at the Dalnavert Museum Visitors Centre (61 Carlton Street, Winnipeg) during the Annual General Meeting of the Manitoba Historical Society.

The winners are,
In the Scholarly History category.
Manitoba Premiers of the 19th and 20th Centuries, edited by Barry Ferguson and Robert Wardhaugh.

In the Local History category.
The Mosaic Village: An Illustrated History of Winnipeg's North End by Russ Gourluck.

In the Popular History category.
Winnipeg's Great War: A City Comes of Age, by Jim Blanchard.

Categories: Awards, Winnipeg


Our events this week in our Winnipeg store.

by D - Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 3:49pm

Café Scientifique, Antibiotics: How the bugs are fighting back, Tuesday, May 24, 7:00 pm.
Maeg Heinrichs launching The Writing on the Wall: Graffiti from a different perspective. Tuesday, May 24, 8:00 pm.
Fran Wershler, Gardening Presentation as part of Prairie Garden Committee's series of Gardening Information Talks,Wednesday, May 25, 7:30 pm
Wayne Tefs launching Bandit Wednesday, May 25, 8:00 pm.
Gillian Sze launching The Anatomy of Clay Thursday, May 26, 7:00 pm.
David Annandale presents a Writing Workshop, Thursday, May 26, at 7:00 pm, is the first evening of the workshop, which will conclude Tuesday May 31st at 7:00. Registration is $10 and may be made in person or by phone at 475-0483. Thursday May 26 2011 7:00 pm.
Shelagh D. Grant reading & signing Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America Friday, May 27, 7:30 pm.
Tony Nesca and Nicole I-Nesca will be here for the Screamin' Skull Press signing. Saturday May 28, 2:00 pm
Andreas Oertel & Donna Firby Gamache Lobster Press dual book launch of The Archaeolojesters Book III: Trouble at Impact Lake and Loon Island Saturday, May 28, 2:00 pm.
Gordon Fendley CD launch of Sketching, Saturday, May 28, 4:00 pm.
Sue Luckay launching Azungus Story Sunday, May 29, 2:00 pm.

Categories: Winnipeg

2011 Nebula Award Winners

by Chadwick Ginther - Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 2:44pm

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Connie Willis' Blackout and All Clear, novels of time traveling historians sent to World War II era London, won the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Nebula Award for Best Novel. Willis is also shortlisted for the 2011 Hugo Award for Blackout/All Clear.

A complete list of winners and nominees in all categories may be found on the SFWA website.

Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy
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