The Manitoba Book Awards gala was held this past Saturday at the Marlborough Hotel, during which this year's winners were announced and honoured. As usual it was a splendid event with guests from across Manitoba's entire literary spectrum, and McNally Robinson was proud to a part of it.
Below is a list of this year's winners.
- McNally Robinson Book of the Year: Opening Sky by Joan Thomas
- McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award – Older Category: The World Outside by Eva Wiseman (Tundra Books)
- McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award – Younger Category: Hokey Dowa Gerda and the Snowflake Girl by M.J. Matheson (Peanut Butter Press)
- Lansdowne Prize for Poetry: Stowaways by Ariel Gordon
- Manuela Dias Book Design of the Year
- Design category: Devil in Deerskins: My Life with Grey Owl by Anahereo, ed. Sophie McCall, design by Mike Carroll and Jessica Koroscil (University of Manitoba Press
- Children’s books/graphic novel category: Cassie and Tonk, created and illustrated by Justin Currie, written by GMB Chomichuk (Chasing Artwork)
- General illustration category: Warehouse Journal Volume 23, edited and designed by Liane Lanzar and Kevin Complido (U of M Faculty of Architecture)
- Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book: Magpie Days by Brenda Sciberras
- Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award: John Paizs’s Crime Wave by Jonathan Ball
- Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction: Mr. Jones by Margaret Sweatman
- Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction: Detachment: An Adoption Memoir by Maurice Mierau
- John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer: David Alexander Robertson
- Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher: Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel by Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk (University of Manitoba Press)
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Wayne Tefs
The winners of the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes have been announced. Those winners include:
- Fiction: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- General Nonfiction: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
- History: Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People by Elizabeth Fenn
- Biography: The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe by David I. Kertzer
- Poetry: Digest by Gregory Pardlo
For a complete list of all the 2015 Prize winners, visit the Pulitzer Prize website.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
Among the winners were Robin and Arlene Karpan, who won the Travel Media Award for their book, The Great Saskatchewan Bucket List: 50 Unforgettable Natural Wonders To See Before You “Kick the Bucket”.
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Karpan!Categories: Awards, Saskatoon
He won for his book Tell Everyone: Why We Share and Why It Matters, which explores how technology has affected the ways we socialize and share information.
Along with the honour of the award, Hermida will take home a $20,000 prize.
You can read more about Hermida's book and his win in this article by the Globe & Mail.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
The shortlist of this year's Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction was announced earlier this week. The finalists are:
- Outline by Rachel Cusk
- The Bees by Laline Paull
- A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie
- How to Be Both by Ali Smith
- A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
- The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
The winner will be announced on June 3rd, 2015.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
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