The Golden Man Booker Prize was made to celebrate the Man Booker's 50th anniversary. All previous 51 Man Booker winners were eligible for the Golden prize, and the shortlist, which consisted of five finalists, one from each decade of the Prize's history, was determined by a panel of judges. Ultimately the winner — Mr. Ondaatje — was decided by popular vote.
Read more after the jump...Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Literature, Canadian Lit
The winners for this year's Manitoba Book Awards were announced during a ceremony at the University of Manitoba this past weekend.
The Awards celebrate the best literature written by Manitoban authors in the previous year. There are a number of categories, each of which celebrates a different aspect of Manitoba writing, and the winners are selected by a panel of judges.
Read after the jump to see a full list of this year's winners, and congratulations to all of them!Categories: Awards, Winnipeg, Prairie Writing
Billy-Ray Belcourt and Susan Howe are, respectively, the Canadian and International winners of the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize.
Belcourt, of the Driftpile Cree Nation in Alberta, won for his collection entitled This Wound is a World, and Howe, and American poet, won for her collection Debths. They each received C$65,000 in prize money.
Congratulations to both! For more information on the Griffin Poetry Prize, visit their website.Categories: Awards, Poetry, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
Home Fire is Shamsie's seventh novel, and tells the heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences.
Formerly known as The Orange Prize, the Women's Prize is an annual award that honours the best full length fiction written by women across the globe. Each winner receives a £30,000 (approximately $52,000 CA) prize and the ‘Bessie’, a limited edition bronze figurine.
Congratulations, Ms. Shamsie! For more details, visit the Women's Prize website.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
The Awards were announced at a ceremony in New York City on June 4th, where attendees celebrated thirty years of LGBTQ literature. Many awards were given out, and two especially notable winners were Roxane Gay and Edmund White, who were honoured with the Lambda’s Trustee and Visionary Awards, respectively.
You can find a full list of winners after the jump...Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, LGBTQ
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