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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

Maggie O'Farrell wins 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction

Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 3:45pm

The winner of this year's Women's Prize for Fiction is Maggie O'Farrell, who won for her novel Hamnet and Judith!

Founded in 1996, The Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly known as The Orange Prize and The Baileys Women's Prize) is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award celebrating fiction written by women. It comes with a £30,000 prize.

Hamnet and Judith, originally published in the UK under the title Hamnet, follows a family torn apart by the bubonic plague in 1596 England. The story is inspired by the life and death of William Shakespeare's only son.

Congratulations, Maggie O'Farrell! Find out more about the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction here.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

The 2020 Booker Prize longlist

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2020 at 1:05pm

The longlist for this year's Booker Prize for Fiction has been announced!

The list of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges from a total of 162 novels published in the UK or Ireland between 1 October 2019 and 30 September 2020. The Prize is open to writers of any nationality, writing in English and published in the UK or Ireland.

Look after the jump to see the longlist...

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