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Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016 winner

by Tyler Vitt - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 5:38pm

The winner of this year's Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction is Irish author Lisa McInerney, who won for her debut novel The Glorious Heresies.

Along with the honour of the award, McInerney received a £30,000 cash prize as well as the Baileys Women's Prize bronze figurine, ‘Bessie’.

Congratulations, Ms. McInerney! To Read more about this year's winner, visit the Baileys Women's Prize website.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Lambda Literary Award winners for 2016

by Tyler Vitt - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 5:30pm

The winners of the 28th annual Lambda Literary Awards, which honour the best LGBTQ books of 2015, were announced earlier this week.

Chinelo Okparanta won the Best Lesbian Fiction Award for her novel, Under the Udala Trees, and the Best Gay Fiction Award went to Hasan Namir for his novel, God in Pink. Meanwhile the Best Bisexual Fiction was awarded to Anna North for The Life and Death of Sophie Stark, and Roz Kaveney won Best Transexual Fiction for Tiny Pieces of Skull, or a Lesson in Manners.

But of course that's only the tip of the iceberg, as the Lambda Literary Awards include a long list of honours. For the full list of winners, visit the Lamdba Literary Award website.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, LGBTQ

Griffin Poetry Prize 2016 winners

by Tyler Vitt - Friday, Jun 03, 2016 at 12:51pm

The winners of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize, Canada's largest and most generous award for poetry, were announced this week.

Norman Dubie won the Griffin International Prize for his collection The Quotations of Bone, and The Griffin Canadian Prize for Poetry went to Liz Howard for the Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent. They each receive $65,000 in prize money.

For more information on the award, and to see the 2016 shortlists, visit the Griffin Poetry Prize website.

 

The Quotations of Bone by Norman Dubie and Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent by Liz Howard are the International and Canadian winners of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize. They each received C$65,000 in prize money. - See more at: http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/the-quotations-of-bone-by-norman-dubie-and-infinite-citizen-of-the-shaking-tent-by-liz-howard-win-the-2016-griffin-poetry-prize/#sthash.V5aMZIj1.dpuf
The Quotations of Bone by Norman Dubie and Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent by Liz Howard are the International and Canadian winners of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize. They each received C$65,000 in prize money. - See more at: http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/the-quotations-of-bone-by-norman-dubie-and-infinite-citizen-of-the-shaking-tent-by-liz-howard-win-the-2016-griffin-poetry-prize/#sthash.V5aMZIj1.dpuf
The Quotations of Bone by Norman Dubie and Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent by Liz Howard are the International and Canadian winners of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize. They each received C$65,000 in prize money. - See more at: http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/the-quotations-of-bone-by-norman-dubie-and-infinite-citizen-of-the-shaking-tent-by-liz-howard-win-the-2016-griffin-poetry-prize/#sthash.V5aMZIj1.dpuf
The Quotations of Bone by Norman Dubie and Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent by Liz Howard are the International and Canadian winners of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize. They each received C$65,000 in prize money. - See more at: http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/the-quotations-of-bone-by-norman-dubie-and-infinite-citizen-of-the-shaking-tent-by-liz-howard-win-the-2016-griffin-poetry-prize/#sthash.V5aMZIj1.dpuf

Categories: Awards, Poetry, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

June's Author of the Month: LOUISE ERDRICH

by Tyler Vitt - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016 at 3:33pm

Louise Erdrich — novelist, poet and writer of books for children — was born in Little Falls, Minnesota. The daughter of a Chippewa Indian mother and a German-American father, she explores Native-American themes in her works, with major characters representing both sides of her heritage. She is the winner of numerous awards, including the 1984 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for Love Medicine and the 2012 National Book Award for Fiction for The Round House.

In her latest novel, LaRose, Erdrich wields her narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture.

North Dakota, late summer, 1999. Landreaux Iron stalks a deer along the edge of the property bordering his own. He shoots with easy confidence, but when the buck springs away, Landreaux realizes he’s killed his neighbour’s five-year-old son. Following an ancient means of retribution, Landreaux and his wife give their own five-year-old son, LaRose, to the grieving family. “Our son will be your son now,” they tell them in this powerful exploration of loss, justice, and the reparation of the human heart.

Categories: Authors, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Manitoba Book Awards 2016 winners

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 1:26pm

The winners of this year's Manitoba Book Awards were announced at a gala this Saturday, April 30th.

2015 and 2016 saw plenty of wonderful new Manitoba literature, and competition was fierce for this year's awards. Congratulations to all of the recipients, as well as those who made it onto the shortlist.

Of particular note are the recipients of the 2016 McNally Robinson Book Awards. Writer Julia Schettler and illustrator Sarah Neville won the McNally Robinson Books for Young People Award in the "younger" category for their book Fur Is Only Fur Deep, and in the "older" category the award went to Jodi Carmichael for her novel, Forever Julia. Meanwhile, the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award went to Wab Kinew for his memoir, The Reason You Walk.

The full list of winners can be found below, after the jump.

 

Categories: Awards, Winnipeg, Ongoing Kids Events in Winnipeg, Prairie Writing, Regional Interest

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