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The Booker Prize 2021 longlist

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021 at 11:38am

The 2021 Booker Prize longlist has been announced, and we are pleased to see two great Canadians made the list: Rachel Cusk for her novel Second Place and Mary Lawson for her novel A Town Called Solace.

The longlist includes:

Congratulations to everyone who made the list!

The finalists will be announced September 14, 2021, and then the winner will be revealed November 3.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Literature

Saskatchewan Book Awards 2021 winners

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021 at 3:45pm

The winners of the 2021 Saskatchewan Book Awards were announced this week. These awards, which recognize and celebrate excellence and diversity in Saskatchewan writing and publishing, are presented in fourteen categories.

A full list of this year's winners can be found after the jump. Congratulations to all of them!

To see a virtual gala celebrating the winners and to get more information  about the Saskatchewan Book Awards, please visit their website.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Prairie Writing, Canadian Lit

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2021 Pulitzer Prize winners

Saturday, Jun 12, 2021 at 12:34pm

This week the winners of the 2021 Pulitzer Prizes were announced.

Started in 1917 by Joseph Pulitzer, a skilled and passionate newspaper publisher, the Pulitzer Prizes are awarded annually to honour excellence in journalism and the arts. Each year 22 prizes are awarded, with winners chosen by a board of members.

Of particular interest to us are the Book winners:

The full list of 2021 winners can be found on Pulitzer.org.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

The 2021 Lambda Literary Award winners

Friday, Jun 04, 2021 at 4:33pm

To kick off Pride Month, the Lambda Literary Awards (also known as the "Lammys") announced their 2021 winners on June 1.

The Lammy winners are consistently fantastic and this year is no different. Congratulations to all of them!

Of particular note to our regional interest, the anthology Love After The End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction edited by Joshua Whitehead and featuring a story from David A. Robertson won in the LGBTQ Anthology category.

You can find the complete list of winners after the jump.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, LGBTQ

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Thomas King wins 2020 Leacock Medal

Friday, Jun 04, 2021 at 4:22pm

Thomas King is the winner of the 2020 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour for his novel Indians on Vacation, published last year by HarperCollins Publishers. Along with the medal itself, he has received a prize of $15,000. 

The two runners-up were Joseph Kertes for his novel Last Impressions and Murray Morgan for his novel Dirty Birds.

Congratulations, Mr. King!

For more information on the Leacock Medal for Humour you can visit Leacock.ca.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Humour
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