Howard Jacobson wins the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

by D - Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010 at 9:20am

Howard Jacobson has the won of the 50,000 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for The Finkler Question

Said to have some of the wittiest, most poignant and sharply intelligent comic prose in the English language, The Finkler Question has been described as wonderful and richly satisfying and as a novel of full of wit, warmth, intelligence, human feeling and understanding.

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is awarded each year for the best original full-length novel, written in the English language, by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, Ireland, or Zimbabwe.

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John Ralston Saul and Joseph Boyden in Winnipeg

by D - Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010 at 9:33am

Penguin Group Canada, CBC Manitoba, the Walrus Magazine, the Winnipeg Public Library and McNally Robinson present Joseph Boyden and John Ralston Saul in Winnipeg at Westminster United Church on Wednesday, October 20th for two special events on the same evening. This tour is in support of their recent works as a part of the Extraordinary Canadians series.

The Reception

People wanting to attend an intimate reception with John Ralston Saul and Joseph Boyden, prior to their speaking engagement that night, are invited to purchase a $65 ticket to a 6:00 pm reception at Westminster United Church in Winnipeg. The reception ticket includes a copy of one of the Saul or Boyden authored Extraordinary Canadian series books, food and wine, a reserved seat at the 7:00 speaking event, a donation to Rossbrook House.

The Speaking Event

To attend the speaking portion of the evening tickets are available for $6.00 per person for entrance to the 7:00 pm event at Westminster United Church. This ticket also entitles the purchaser to a 10% discount on the purchase of one of the Saul or Boyden authored Extraordinary Canadian series books. Net proceeds of this event donated to Rossbrook House.

To purchase tickets, please call the store at 475-0483 or visit the Grant Park Shopping Centre store in person.

Categories: Authors

Coronets and Steel by Sherwood Smith

by Alexandra Kroeger - Sunday, Oct 10, 2010 at 11:37am

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Kim Murray longs for the type of romantic adventures that are found in her favourite novels; however, swashbuckling is hard to come by as a grad student in modern-day L.A. When her beloved grandmother falls ill, she begs Kim to go east to see if "they" are safe, just before falling into a strange silence. Desperate to help her grandmother and suspecting that "they" might be her unknown family, Kim travels to Vienna armed with only two clues. At the ballet she meets a rather attractive stranger and agrees to out for dinner with him - only to find herself waking up on a train bound for the little-known country of Dobrenica. This catapults Kim into an adventure the likes of which she's only read in books - an adventure with family secrets, romance, and yes, even a hint of magic.

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Sultans of String in Winnipeg, Friday, October 15.

by D - Thursday, Oct 07, 2010 at 3:31pm

Sultans of String are playing Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg. Friday October 15. Doors for this special musical event open at anytime after 6:00 pm - come join us for dinner before the show. Tickets are available at Prairie Ink Restaurant for $15.00 advance/$20.00 at the door and table reservations are required - call 975-2659, or come by.

Categories: Winnipeg

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.

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