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Anna Burns wins the 2018 Man Booker Prize

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 5:14pm

This year's Man Booker Prize has been awarded to Anna Burns for her novel, Milkman.

Milkman is a timely story — in an era when the wrong flag, wrong religion, or even a sunset can be subversive — of the way inaction can have enormous repercussions. The novel follows a character known as middle sister, who stands out for all the wrong reasons and who suddenly becomes "interesting" — the last thing she ever wanted to be.

The book has not yet been released in North America, however we expect it to be published in early December of this year. Please get in touch with your nearest McNally Robinson bookstore to set up a pre-order, or pre-order online.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Literature

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Governor General's Literary Awards 2018 finalists

Thursday, Oct 04, 2018 at 1:11pm

The finalists for this year's Governor General's Literary Awards have been unveiled.

The Awards, administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, celebrate the best in Canadian writing, and are presented in multiple categories in both English and French. The winners each receive a prize of $25,000, and each finalist receives $1,000.

The English finalists can be found after the jump below, and the French finalists can be found on the GGBooks website.

The winners will be announced on October 30th, 2018, at a special celebration at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Canadian Lit

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The Giller Prize 2018 shortlist

Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018 at 4:39pm

The finalists for this year's Giller Prize, which recognizes excellence in Canadian fiction, have been announced:

An excellent selection of contenders, indeed, and we extend congratulations to each. We'll find out which one of them is the winner on November 19th, 2018.

If you are in Winnipeg, we hope you'll join us to celebrate the winner on November 19th at the Giller Light Bash. Listen to local advocates from the community present each Giller shortlist nominated book, dine on a delicious meal from Prairie Ink Restaurant, and watch the proceedings on television from Toronto. Tickets are available now at the bookstore and online, with all proceeds going to benefit Frontier College. For more information on that event, please visit this page.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Canadian Lit

Giller Prize 2018 longlist announced

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 4:17pm

The longlist for this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize has been unveiled.

The Giller Prize's mission is to recognize excellence in Canadian fiction, and thus every year its list of candidates is full of phenomenal talent from new and veteran authors alike. The 2018 list, as you are about to see, is no exception:

Congratulations to all who made the list! The finalists will be announced on October 1st, 2018, and the winner announced at a gala on November 19th, 2018.

If you are in Winnipeg, we hope you'll join us to celebrate the winner on November 19th at the Giller Light Bash. Listen to local advocates from the community present each Giller shortlist nominated book, dine on a delicious meal from Prairie Ink Restaurant, and watch the proceedings on television from Toronto. Tickets are available now at the bookstore and online, with all proceeds going to benefit Frontier College. For more information on that event, please visit this page.

We also hope you'll join us to celebrate many of this year's candidates in person! A number of authors on the list above will be visiting us to discuss and sign their new books. Please visit a book's details page to find out if the author has an upcoming event at one of our stores, or use the site's search function and look under Events.

To find out more about the Giller Prize, please visit the Prize's website.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Canadian Lit

Hugo Awards 2018 winners

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 at 12:57pm

The winners of this year's Hugo Awards, which honour the best in science fiction and fantasy writing of the past year, were announced at Worldcon 76 in California this past weekend.

NK Jemisin has won Best Novel for the third time in three years, this time for her novel The Stone Sky — which means Jemisin has won a Hugo for each of the three books in her Broken Earth trilogy. Meanwhile, Martha Wells' All Systems Red, published by TOR, won Best Novella, and Monstress Volume 2: The Blood, written by Marjorie M. Liu and illustrated by Sana Takeda, won Best Graphic Story.

There are of course many other categories covered by the Hugo Awards, so for a complete list of the 2018 winners check out TheHugoAwards.org.

Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
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