Winners of 2010 Governor General's Literary Awards

by D - Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 1:20pm

The Canada Council for the Arts today announced the winners of the 2010 Governor General's Literary Awards. The prize is $25,000.

The Winners, of the English awards, are:

Fiction
Dianne Warren, Regina, Cool Water

Non-fiction
Allan Casey, Saskatoon, Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada

Poetry
Richard Greene, Cobourg (Ontario), Boxing the Compass

Drama
Robert Chafe, St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Afterimage

Children's Literature Text
Wendy Phillips, Richmond (British Columbia), Fishtailing

Children's Literature Illustration
Jon Klassen, Los Angeles [originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario], Cats' Night Out, text by Caroline Stutson

Translation
Linda Gaboriau, Montreal, Forests

Categories: Awards

David Bergen on The Matter with Morris

by D - Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 11:28am

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Here David Bergen talks about The Matter with Morris and his friend and first reader of his work Larry. The Matter with Morris was shortlisted for the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Even though Johanna Skibsrud took the honor with The Sentimentalists, The Matter with Morris took the win at the McNally Robinson Giller Lite event.

Categories: Live at McNally Robinson

This Week in our Winnipeg location

by D - Monday, Nov 15, 2010 at 1:38pm

Charles Foran reading and signing Mordecai: The Life and Times, Monday Nov 15 5:00 pm
Connie Lynne launching Failure's Not an Option...It's a Necessity Monday, Nov 15, 7:30 pm.
Harry Karlinsky launching The Evolution of Inanimate Objects: The Life and Collected Works of Thomas Darwin (1857?1879)
Meet the Composer featuring William Pura Tuesday Nov 16,7:30 pm.
Trevor Cole reading & signing, Practical Jean, Tuesday Nov 16, 8:00 pm.
Arria Deepwater speaking & signing, Love Threshold: Practicing the Art of Choosing Love in Every Moment Wednesday Nov 17, 7:00 pm.
Yvonne Thompson launching Leadership for a New World: The Organic Approach to Employee Engagement, Wednesday Nov 17, 8:00 pm.
Audrhea Lande & Jenny Prest launching Annie's Bright Idea: A Christmastime Adventure, Thursday Nov 18, 8:00 pm.
Margie K. Carroll signing Portia Polar Bear's Birthday Wish, Saturday Nov 20, 11:30 am.
Michael Van Rooy, signing A Criminal to Remember Saturday Nov 20, 2:00 pm.
Daniel Francis speaking & signing Seeing Reds: The Red Scare of 1918-1919, Canada's First War on Terror Saturday Nov 20, 2:00 pm.
Carol Brisebois launching her sparrow, Sunday Nov 21, 1:30 pm.
Patti Grayson signing Autumn, One Spring Sunday Nov 21, 2:00 pm.
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Pre-Concert Talk, Sunday Nov 21, 2:00 pm.

Categories: Winnipeg, Event News

Saskatoon's own Arthur Slade Wins TD Canadian Children's Literature Award for the Hunchback Assignments

by Nicole Berard - Sunday, Nov 14, 2010 at 2:06pm

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Congratulations are due for Saskatoon's Arthur Slade. On November 9, The Hunchback Assignments won the 2010 TD Canada Children's Literature Award, the children's literature equivalent of winning the Giller Prize.

Arthur Slade's steampunk thriller was selected from a stellar field of Canadian Children's Literature including Janet McNaughton's Dragon Seer, Sharon Jennings's Home Free, William Gilkerson's A Thousand Years of Pirates and Nancy Hartry's Watching Jimmy.

Arthur will be reading from the second book in his Hunchback Assignments Series, The Dark Deeps, at Saskatoon's Young Adult Author Extravaganza on November 25.

Categories: Awards, Authors, Saskatoon

Four out of Five Stars for Prairie Ink Restaurant + Bakery

by D - Friday, Nov 12, 2010 at 10:43am

Friday's Winnipeg Free Press has a review of our restaurant, Prairie Ink Restaurant + Bakery. We have been awarded four out of five stars. To read the full review click here.

Categories: Winnipeg
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