The winners of the 2020 Governor General's Literary Awards were announced today.
The seven English-language winners are:
- Fiction: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
- Nonfiction: This Red Line Goes Straight to Your Heart by Madhur Anand
- Poetry: Norma Jeane Baker of Troy by Anne Carson
- Young people's literature — text: The King of Jam Sandwiches by Eric Walters
- Young people's literature — illustrated books: The Barnabus Project by The Fan Brothers
- Translation: If You Hear Me by Pascale Quiviger, translated by Lazer Lederhendler
- Drama: Kamloopa: An Indigenous Matriarch Story by Kim Senklip Harvey
Congratulations to all of them!
The 2020 prizes were delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 awards will be given out this fall. For more information on the Governor General's Literary Awards, please visit ggbooks.caCategories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
The winners of the 2021 Manitoba Book Awards have been announced!
Today, the Manitoba Book Awards / Les Prix du livre du Manitoba coalition (Association of Manitoba Publishers, Manitoba Writers' Guild, Winnipeg Public Library, Winnipeg International Writers Festival) announced the recipients of 11 separate awards recognizing excellence in Manitoba writing, book design, publishing, and stories.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions an awards gala is impossible this year, so instead the Manitoba Book Awards is celebrating the winners online via their website and via social media. To join in, visit their Facebook Page and congratulate your favourite winners!
The full list of 2021 winners can be found after the jump...Categories: Awards, Winnipeg
The shortlists for the 2021 Saskatchewan Book Awards have been announced! You can find all of the finalists after the jump below.
The awards are divided into several categories to celebrate the best Saskatchewan writing from the past year.
Congratulations to all of the finalists!
The winners will be announced during a virtual gala celebration on Thursday June 17, 2021, at 7:00 pm. For more information you may visit the Saskatchewan Book Awards website.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Prairie Writing, Canadian Lit
The finalists for the 2021 Manitoba Book Awards have been announced! You can find the complete lists after the jump.
The awards are divided into eleven categories and showcase the very best in writing, editing, design, and publishing here in Manitoba.
Congratulations to all of the nominees!
Sadly the pandemic means that we cannot celebrate together at a gala, so instead the winners will be announced via media release and social media on Thursday, May 20 at 11:00 a.m.Categories: Awards, Winnipeg, Prairie Writing, Canadian Lit
The shortlist for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize has been announced. The entire list is comprised of great Canadian books but we are especially thrilled to see a Winnipeg finalist make the cut: David Bergen for his newest collection of stories, Here The Dark.
Congratulations, David, and to all of the others who made the list!
The 2020 finalists include:
- Gil Adamson, for her novel Ridgerunner (Anansi Press)
- David Bergen, for his short story collection Here The Dark (Biblioasis)
- Shani Mootoo, for her novel Polar Vortex (Book*hug Press)
- Emily St. John Mandel, for her novel The Glass Hotel (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.)
- Souvankham Thammavongsa, for her short story collection How To Pronounce Knife (McClelland & Stewart / Penguin Random House Canada)
The winner will be announced on November 9, 2020, and you can celebrate with this year's virtual Giller Light Bash, with all proceeds going to Frontier College. For details on the Giller Light Bash, please see this website.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Canadian Lit
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