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The 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020 at 11:14am

The finalists for the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction, formerly known as the Orange Prize and the Bailey's Women's Prize, have been announced.

The Women's Prize is awarded annually to a female author of any nationality for the best novel written in English in the past year. 2020 marks its 25th anniversary.

The 2020 shortlist includes:

The winner will be announced on September 9, 2020.

(*As of posting this article, A Thousand Ships is not yet released in North America, though a NA edition is scheduled to be released in January 2021. Contact your nearest McNally Robinson bookstore to pre-order.)

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Manitoba Book Awards 2020 shortlists

Friday, Apr 17, 2020 at 12:45pm

The finalists for the 2020 Manitoba Book Awards have been announced!

These awards celebrate books written and published by Manitoban authors in the past year.

The COVID-19 pandemic of course means we will have to forego the usual gala celebration, but the winners will still be announced and celebrated online on Friday, May 15, 2020.

Look after the jump for all of this year's finalists...

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Canada Reads 2020 contenders

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 at 3:08pm

The contenders for this year's Canada Reads competition have been selected!

Hosted annually by the CBC, Canada Reads is a series of debates to determine which is the one book Canadians should read right now, based on current events. This year, the competition seeks to find the "one book to bring Canada into focus."

In no particular order, the 2020 finalists and their defenders include:

The debates will take place March 16 to 19, and you can watch or listen by TV, radio, or streaming. For more information on the competition, visit the Canada Reads website.

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Ian Williams wins 2019 Giller Prize

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 at 11:29am

The winner of this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize, the richest Canadian literary award that comes with a $100,000 prize, is Ian Williams.

Williams won for his debut novel Reproduction, the charming and surprising tale of Felicia and Edgar and the bizarre ways people become bonded, a story that insists family isn't a matter of blood.

Congratulations, Mr. Williams! A prestigious award to set off his career in fiction, one we shall watch with great interest.

Find out more about the Scotiabank Giller Prize on their website.

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Governor General's Literary Awards 2019 winners

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 at 3:18pm

The winners of the 2019 Governor General's Literary Awards, Canada's oldest and most prestigious literary prizes, have been announced.

Of particular note is Winnipeg's Joan Thomas, who won the Fiction award (in English) for her novel Five Wives, which we had the pleasure of launching earlier this year.

The other English-language winners include:

Along with the English-language winners are seven French-language winners. For more information on those books, and on the Award in general, visit GGbooks.ca.

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