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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.

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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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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

Saskatchewan Book Awards 2020 winners

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 4:49pm

The winners of the 2020 Saskatchewan Book Awards have been announced! These awards highlight the best recent literature from Saskatchewan authors and publishers, honouring books in a variety of categories.

Congratulations to all of the winners! The complete list can be found after the jump...

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Manitoba Book Awards 2020 winners

Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 2:07pm

The winners of the 2020 Manitoba Book Awards have been announced!

These eleven separate awards recognize excellence in Manitoba writing, book design, publishing, and stories, honoured authors and books published in the last year.

Of particular note are This Place: 150 Years Retold published by HighWater Press, which won both the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year, and The Promise Basket by Bill Richardson, which won the McNally Robinson Book for Young People, Younger Category award.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions an awards gala is impossible this year, so instead the Manitoba Book Awards is celebrating the winners via social media. To join in, visit their Facebook Page and congratulate your favourite winners!

The full list of 2020 winners can be found after the jump...

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