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2021 Pulitzer Prize winners

Saturday, Jun 12, 2021 at 12:34pm

This week the winners of the 2021 Pulitzer Prizes were announced.

Started in 1917 by Joseph Pulitzer, a skilled and passionate newspaper publisher, the Pulitzer Prizes are awarded annually to honour excellence in journalism and the arts. Each year 22 prizes are awarded, with winners chosen by a board of members.

Of particular interest to us are the Book winners:

The full list of 2021 winners can be found on Pulitzer.org.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

The 2021 Lambda Literary Award winners

Friday, Jun 04, 2021 at 4:33pm

To kick off Pride Month, the Lambda Literary Awards (also known as the "Lammys") announced their 2021 winners on June 1.

The Lammy winners are consistently fantastic and this year is no different. Congratulations to all of them!

Of particular note to our regional interest, the anthology Love After The End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction edited by Joshua Whitehead and featuring a story from David A. Robertson won in the LGBTQ Anthology category.

You can find the complete list of winners after the jump.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, LGBTQ

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Thomas King wins 2020 Leacock Medal

Friday, Jun 04, 2021 at 4:22pm

Thomas King is the winner of the 2020 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour for his novel Indians on Vacation, published last year by HarperCollins Publishers. Along with the medal itself, he has received a prize of $15,000. 

The two runners-up were Joseph Kertes for his novel Last Impressions and Murray Morgan for his novel Dirty Birds.

Congratulations, Mr. King!

For more information on the Leacock Medal for Humour you can visit Leacock.ca.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Humour

2020 Governor General's Literary Awards winners

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2021 at 12:52pm

The winners of the 2020 Governor General's Literary Awards were announced today.

The seven English-language winners are:

Congratulations to all of them!

The 2020 prizes were delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 awards will be given out this fall. For more information on the Governor General's Literary Awards, please visit ggbooks.ca

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Manitoba Book Awards 2021 Winners

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 8:06pm

The winners of the 2021 Manitoba Book Awards have been announced!

Today, the Manitoba Book Awards / Les Prix du livre du Manitoba coalition (Association of Manitoba Publishers, Manitoba Writers' Guild, Winnipeg Public Library, Winnipeg International Writers Festival) announced the recipients of 11 separate awards recognizing excellence in Manitoba writing, book design, publishing, and stories.

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

The full list of 2021 winners can be found after the jump...

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