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International DUBLIN Award 2017 shortlist

by Tyler Vitt - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 5:03pm

The shortlist for this year's International DUBLIN Literary Award (formerly known as the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award) has been revealed.

The award honours any book from across the world that has been written in or translated to English. It comes with a €100,000 prize (approximately $141K Canadian), sponsored entirely by the City of Dublin, Ireland, which makes it one of the richest literary prizes in the world.

The winner will be announced on June 21, 2017, and the full shortlist can be found after the jump...

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The Pulitzer Prize winners for 2017

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 4:55pm

The winners of this year's Pulitzer Prizes have been announced.

The Pulitzers honour the best in journalism and the arts produced in the United States in the past year, and the winner in each category is awarded a $15,000 (US) cash prize.

The full list of 2017 winners can be found on the Pulitzer Prize website. Here is a rundown of this year's literary winners:

• Drama: Sweat by Lynn Nottage
Fiction: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
History: Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson
Biography or Autobiography: The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar
General Nonfiction: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Poetry: Olio by Tyehimba Jess

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2017 Poetry Awards shortlists

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 1:53pm

Last week, the League of Canadian Poets announced the 2017 Poetry Awards shortlists for the Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, the Raymond Souster Award, and the finalists for the 2017 Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award, each of which honours a specific form of Canadian poetry published last year.

Details on each award and their shortlists can be found after the jump...

Categories: Awards, Poetry, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Canadian Lit

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The McNally Robinson Story Bar

by Tyler Vitt - Friday, Apr 07, 2017 at 12:12pm

McNally Robinson Booksellers is pleased to announce a partnership with various like-minded Winnipeg entrepreneurs to feature a carefully chosen selection of rotating titles (fiction, memoirs, graphic novels, science, history) to create a small bookshop, or Story Bar, within the partner business.

Look for our Story Bars at The Strong Badger Coffeehouse (679 Sargent Avenue) in the West End, and at Bouchée Boucher Restaurant and Butcher Shop (101-300 Tache Avenue) in St. Boniface.

More locations are also in the works, so check back soon or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Categories: Store News, Winnipeg

Hugo Award 2017 shortlists

by Tyler Vitt - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 6:05pm

The 2017 shortlists for the Hugo Awards have been unveiled.

The awards honour the greatest science fiction writing of the past year, and winners are decided by popular vote. These winners will be announced on August 11th, 2017, at the Hugo Awards Ceremony in Helsinki.

The full collection of shortlists can be found on the Hugo Awards website, but look after the jump for a selection of finalists from some of the top categories.

Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

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