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Manitoba Book Awards 2022 winners

Friday, Jun 10, 2022 at 12:58pm

Presenting the winners of the 2022 Manitoba Book Awards! With over a dozen different categories, these awards celebrate excellence in Manitoba writing, publishing, illustrating, and book design.

This year's winners include:

Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction
Dadibaajim: Returning Home Through Narrative by Helen Olsen Agger, published by University of Manitoba Press

Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award / Prix littéraire Carol-Shields de la ville de Winnipeg
Mont-Blanc-Winnipeg Express par Seream, publié par Les Éditions du Blé

Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book
Persephone's Children: A Life in Fragments by Rowan McCandless, published by Dundurn Press
We Are All Perfectly Fine: A Memoir of Love, Medicine and Healing by Jillian Horton, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

John Hirsch Emerging Manitoba Writer Award
Chimwemwe Undi

Lansdowne Prize for Poetry
The Lost Cafeteria by Joel Robert Ferguson, published by Signature Editions

Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Awards
BOOK DESIGN: Warehouse Journal Volume Thirty edited & designed by Chelsea Colburn & Teresa Lyons, published by Warehouse Journal, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba
ILLUSTRATION: Category held over until 2023.
CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATION: You Came From My Heart by Brenlee Coates, illustrations by Roberta Landreth, published by FriesenPress

Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction
Hour of the Crab by Patricia Robertson, published by Goose Lane Editions
Prodigies by Bob Armstrong, published by Five Star (an imprint of Gale, a Cengage Company)

Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher
Did You See Us? Reunion, Remembrance, and Reclamation at an Urban Indian Residential School by Survivors of the Assiniboia Indian Residential School, preface by Theodore Fontaine, edited by Andrew Woolford, design by Vincent Design, published by University of Manitoba Press

Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction
So Many Windings by Catherine Macdonald, published by At Bay Press

McNally Robinson Book for Young People (Younger Category)
I Sang You Down from the Stars by Tasha Spillett-Sumner, published by Owlkids Books

McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award
Out of Mind by David Bergen, published by Goose Lane Editions

Congratulations to all!

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Prairie Writing, Canadian Lit

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


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


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


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
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