Kate Morton has sold over 10 million copies of her books in 26 languages, across 38 countries. The House at Riverton (2008), The Forgotten Garden (2009), The Distant Hours (2010), and The Secret Keeper (2012) have all been number one bestsellers around the world.
In her latest novel, The Lake House, the Edevane family discover that their youngest child has disappeared after a party at their Cornwall estate, and is never seen again. Decades later, a young detective, Sadie Sparrow, stumbles upon a crumbling estate, clearly abandoned, while visiting her grandfather in Cornwall. Her curiosity is sparked, setting off a series of events that reveal shocking truths about a past that remains more present than ever.Categories: Authors, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Author of the Month
The winners of the 2015 Governor General's Literary Awards were announced today. Each winner of the seven English-language categories was selected from a shortlist of five titles. In the fiction category, Guy Vanderhaeghe picked up his third GG for Daddy Lenin and Other Stories, joining Hugh MacLennan, Alice Munro, and Michael Ondaatje as the only authors to attain such a literary hat-trick. The other winners are:
- Poetry: My Shoes Are Killing Me by Robyn Sarah
- Drama: carried away on the crest of a wave by David Yee
- Non-Fiction: Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive by Mark L. Winston
- Children's Literature (Text): The Gospel Truth by Caroline Pignat
- Children's Literature (Illustrated Books): Sidewalk Flowers by JoArno Lawson and Sydney Smith
- Translation (French to English): Twenty-One Cardinals by Jocelyne Saucier, translated by Rhoda Mullins
Vanderhaeghe photo by Matt SmithCategories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
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Congratulations are in order for David Alexander Robertson, whose book, The Evolution of Alice, was selected by Manitobans as the featured book for the 2015 On The Same Page initiative.
On The Same Page is an annual program put together by The Winnipeg Foundation and the Winnipeg Public Library, with the intent of encouraging "all Manitobans to read and talk about the same book at the same time." Via paper or online ballot, Manitobans are able to vote for their favourite author and book from a panel of finalists. 2015 marks On The Same Page's eighth year. You can find out more about the program, including a list of past winners, on their website.Categories: Awards, Winnipeg, Prairie Writing
The 2015 Man Booker Prize has been awarded to Marlon James for A Brief History of Seven Killings. James, who now lives in Minneapolis, is the first Jamaican-born author to win or to be shortlisted for the prize. A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fictional account of the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in 1976 and spans three decades, 75 characters, and 686 pages.
James, 44, was awarded £50,000 (nearly $100,000 Canadian) for his win. According to Michael Wood, chair of the judges, A Brief History was unanimously chosen as "the most exciting book on the list." It was further touted in a New York Times review as "epic in every sense of that word: sweeping, mythic, over-the-top, colossal and dizzyingly complex." As if we needed more things to read...Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
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