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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.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Canadian Lit

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.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

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.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Governor General's Literary Awards 2019 finalists

Thursday, Oct 03, 2019 at 10:47am

The finalists for the 2019 Governor General's Literary Awards have been announced! The prizes are given out in seven English-language categories and in seven French-language categories.

Among the names on the shortlists are Michael Crummey, Amanda Parris, and Winnipeg authors Joan Thomas and Catherine Hunter. To see the complete selection of finalists, please visit GGbooks.ca.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Giller Prize 2019 shortlist

Tuesday, Oct 01, 2019 at 2:52pm

The finalists for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize have been announced:

The winner will be announced on November 18, 2019. If you're in Winnipeg, we hope you can join us in celebrating the winner at our annual Giller Light Bash. For more information on that event and to purchase your tickets online, please see this page.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Canadian Lit
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