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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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Saskatchewan Book Awards 2021: Shortlists

Saturday, May 01, 2021 at 5:39pm

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

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Manitoba Book Awards 2021: Shortlists

Friday, Apr 30, 2021 at 12:48pm

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

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Giller Prize 2020 shortlist

Tuesday, Oct 06, 2020 at 3:31pm

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

Canada Reads 2020 winner

Friday, Jul 24, 2020 at 6:44pm

After a week of fantastic debates, this year's Canada Reads winner has been decided!

Amanda Brugel successfully championed Samra Habib's We Have Always Been Here to be crowned the "the book to bring Canada into focus".

We Have Always Been Here is an exploration of faith, art, love, and queer sexuality as it chronicles Habib's own life: her childhood in Pakistan, her religious persecution, her arrival as a refugee to Canada, and her coming out as a proud queer Muslim woman.

Congratulations to Brugel for her success in the debates and to Habib for writing such a phenomenal book!

To find out more about the 2020 Canada Reads, visit CBC's website.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Canadian Lit
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