The various winners of the Governor General's Award for 2013 have been announced. As follows, the winners are:
• Eleanor Catton: Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction for The Luminaries
• Sandra Djwa: Governor-General's Award for non-fiction for Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page
• Nicolas Billon: Governor General's Award for Drama for Fault Lines: Greenland - Iceland - Faroe
• Teresa Toten: Governor General's Award for children's literature (text) for The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
• Matt James: Governor General's Award for children's literature (illustration) for Northwest Passage
• Donald Winkler: Governor General's Award for Translation for The Major Verbs, a translation of a book by Quebec's Pierre Nepveu.
• And of special note is the winner of the Governor General's Award for Poetry: Winnipeg author Katherena Vermette won for her collection entitled North End Love Songs.
Congratulations to all of the winners!
Governor General David Johnston will present the awards, each worth $25,000, on November 28th in Ottawa. The publisher of each winning book receives $3,000 to support promotional activities, and non-winning finalists receive $1,000. You can find more details on the GG Awards by clicking here.Categories: Awards, Authors, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
The holidays are coming, so 'tis the season for special orders. During November and December we receive and process hundreds of special requests for books and music. So if you're looking for a particular title or album to give as a gift, we're happy to look into ordering it for you.
There are just a few things about holiday orders to keep in mind:
• Typically it takes one to two weeks for a special order to arrive in our store. However, depending on where the item is coming from, some shipments can take up to 6 weeks to arrive.
• Most of our suppliers will stop accepting holiday orders around the middle of December. Different distributors have different cut-off dates, but generally these fall in the last week or two before Christmas.
• However, certain suppliers will continue shipping up until the last few days before Christmas. Meaning last-minute orders can happen!
• Therefore, if you're hoping to specially order any book, CD, or DVD through McNally Robinson, we strongly urge you to place the order with us as soon as possible. This is especially important if you plan on mailing the gift, which often takes an additional week or two.
Please contact your nearest McNally Robinson bookstore if you have any questions about special ordering, or if you'd simply like to place an order! We accept orders over the phone, in person, and right here on our website. Use the "Search" function on the right sidebar, or choose a category listed, to start browsing.Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
With today's expansive market of hand-held electronics and videogaming systems, board games (as well as dice and card games) often face unfair criticism.
But there are plenty of excellent reasons to choose a board game over any of its electronic cousins. On his website and blog FatherGeek.com, webmaster Cyrus has outlined Five Reasons to Invest in Board Games, and let's just say he makes several very good arguments.
Please note that FatherGeek.com is based in the United States, and as such prices he lists are in American dollars. Everything else is entirely relevant here in Canada!
Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Games
It's Friday! So here's a recap of the past seven days:
|NEW RELEASES from the past seven days||BESTSELLERS b>|
|> Fiction books||> Winnipeg Bestsellers based on this week's sales|
|> Non-Fiction books||> Saskatoon Bestsellers based on last week's sales|
|< < < Some highlights of the week < < <|
|• New Releases: Prime Minister Harper's new book, A Great Game, came out on Tuesday. The book takes a look at the development of hockey as a professional sport. And no, don't worry: it's all hockey, no politics.||• New Releases: The newest novel by Amy Tan (who, by the way, is our current Author of the Month) was released the other day. The book is entitled The Valley of Amazement, and yes it's amazing.|
|• New Releases: The newest from Alexander McCall Smith, The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, is now available in hardcover. Because it's new and because we like you, the book is currently 30% off the general retail price.||• New Releases/Bestsellers: Rebus is back in Ian Rankin's newest novel, Saints of the Shadow Bible. In less than a week the novel has blasted its way up to #2 on our Winnipeg Bestsellers list for Hardcover Fiction. I'm sure the book will dominate the list come November 29th, when Mr. Rankin will be visiting our Grant Park store. (Don't worry, Saskatoon: Mr. Rankin will also be in our Saskatoon store on the 26th!)|
|• Events: Terry Brooks, esteemed sci-fi and fantasy author, was in our Winnipeg store on Tuesday. There was a good turnout as Mr. Brooks discussed and signed copies of his newest novel, Witch Wraith.||• Events: On Wednesday we held another Open Mic Night in our Winnipeg Prairie Ink Restaurant. From the sounds that wafted into the bookstore, it sounded like a fantastic set.|
|• Events/Bestsellers: The launch of Autodidactic: Artbeat Annual 8 occurred in our Winnipeg Prairie Ink on Thursday. With live music and a packed house, the event was a fantastically artistic good time. It also helped bring Autodidactic up onto the Paperback Non-Fiction bestsellers list in Winnipeg.||• Literary News: The winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize was announced on Tuesday. Congratulations to Lynn Coady, who was chosen as winner for her collection of short stories, Hellgoing.|
|> > > Looking ahead... > > >|
|• Coming up next Wednesday, November 13th, at 7 PM, Commander Chris Hadfield, one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world, will be in our Grant Park store to sign copies of his recently released book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth. All of the details of the event can be found here.|
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