2010 Sunburst Award Winners

by Chadwick Ginther - Thursday, Sep 30, 2010 at 3:44pm

The Sunburst Awards, celebrating Canadian literature of the fantastic, have released the winners in both adult and young adult categories. Congratulations to A.M. Dellamonica, whose debut novel Indigo Springs, won the adult award and Hiromi Goto, whose Half World took the young adult award.

On Indigo Springs the jurors had this to say:

"Original, passionate, lyrical and powerful, entertaining and terrifying at once, Dellamonica's debut novel examines how both good intentions and good people can be overthrown by the temptations of power."

On Half World:

"Goto's style is gruesome rather than gory; neither horror nor dark fantasy but entirely original and unclassifiable. Richly imagined phantasmagoric scenes decorate every iridescent page. Goto's stylish incendiary prose lifts Half World above the YA category; this novel crosses age boundaries and could just as easily be categorized as a book for adults."

The jurors for the 2010 award were Don Bassingthwaite, Gemma Files, Susie Moloney, Ursula Pflug and Edward Willett. In 2011 the jurors will be Julie E. Czerneda, Kate Freiman, Mark Leslie, Christopher Roden and Alison Sinclair.

Dellamonica was interviewed by McNally Robinson upon Indigo Springs' release. You can read a review of her award winning novel here.

Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy

Sultans of String in Winnipeg, Friday, October 15.

by D - Thursday, Sep 30, 2010 at 1:36pm

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: Music, Winnipeg

Our Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers for the week of September 19th.

by D - Tuesday, Sep 28, 2010 at 9:41am

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Each week we update our bestseller lists from each of our locations, the links to all the lists is in the menu on the right. Here is the Winnipeg Hardcover fiction.

1) Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson.
2) Fauna by Alissa York.
3) Curiosity by Joan Thomas.
4) The Matter With Morris by David Bergen.
5) Noah's Turn by Ken Finkleman

Categories: Winnipeg, Literature

The Walrus Reads

by D - Friday, Sep 24, 2010 at 9:27am

McNally Robinson and The Walrus magazine are joining forces to present The Walrus Reads reading series.

The Walrus Reads with David Bergen, launching The Matter with Morris, Thursday, September 30, 8:00 pm, McNally Robinson Booksellers, Winnipeg.

The Walrus Reads with Jeff Rubin, reading & signing Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, Tuesday, October 19, 7:30 pm, McNally Robinson Booksellers Winnipeg.

The Extraordinary Canadians Tour: The Walrus, CBC Manitoba, and Penguin Books co-present Joseph Boyden and John Ralston Saul, Wednesday, October 20, 7:00 pm, Westminster United Church. Tickets are available from McNally Robinson Booksellers for $6. Net proceeds go to Rossbrook House.

The Walrus Reads with David Sedaris, reading & signing Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, Monday, November 22, 7:30 pm, McNally Robinson Booksellers, Winnipeg.

Alissa York launches Fauna tonight in our Winnipeg store

by D - Thursday, Sep 23, 2010 at 9:12am

Join Alissa York launching her new novel Fauna tonight, Thursday, September 23, at 8:00. Alissa York's highly acclaimed novels include Mercy and Effigy, which was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her short stories have won the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award. Alissa is a former Winnipeger, who now lives in Toronto.

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