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Hugo Awards 2018 winners

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 at 12:57pm

The winners of this year's Hugo Awards, which honour the best in science fiction and fantasy writing of the past year, were announced at Worldcon 76 in California this past weekend.

NK Jemisin has won Best Novel for the third time in three years, this time for her novel The Stone Sky — which means Jemisin has won a Hugo for each of the three books in her Broken Earth trilogy. Meanwhile, Martha Wells' All Systems Red, published by TOR, won Best Novella, and Monstress Volume 2: The Blood, written by Marjorie M. Liu and illustrated by Sana Takeda, won Best Graphic Story.

There are of course many other categories covered by the Hugo Awards, so for a complete list of the 2018 winners check out TheHugoAwards.org.

Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Michael Ondaatje wins Golden Man Booker Prize

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 12:50pm

Michael Ondaatje has been awarded the Golden Man Booker Prize for his novel, The English Patient, making him the greatest-ever winner of the Man Booker Prize.

The Golden Man Booker Prize was made to celebrate the Man Booker's 50th anniversary. All previous 51 Man Booker winners were eligible for the Golden prize, and the shortlist, which consisted of five finalists, one from each decade of the Prize's history, was determined by a panel of judges. Ultimately the winner — Mr. Ondaatje — was decided by popular vote.

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Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Literature, Canadian Lit

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The Manitoba Book Awards 2018 winners

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 4:05pm

The winners for this year's Manitoba Book Awards were announced during a ceremony at the University of Manitoba this past weekend.

The Awards celebrate the best literature written by Manitoban authors in the previous year. There are a number of categories, each of which celebrates a different aspect of Manitoba writing, and the winners are selected by a panel of judges.

Read after the jump to see a full list of this year's winners, and congratulations to all of them!

Categories: Awards, Winnipeg, Prairie Writing

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Griffin Poetry Prize 2018 winners

Friday, Jun 08, 2018 at 11:19am

Billy-Ray Belcourt and Susan Howe are, respectively, the Canadian and International winners of the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize.

Belcourt, of the Driftpile Cree Nation in Alberta, won for his collection entitled This Wound is a World, and Howe, and American poet, won for her collection Debths. They each received C$65,000 in prize money.

Congratulations to both! For more information on the Griffin Poetry Prize, visit their website.

Categories: Awards, Poetry, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Kamila Shamsie wins 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction

Thursday, Jun 07, 2018 at 12:46pm

Kamila Shamsie has won the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction for her novel Home Fire.

Home Fire is Shamsie's seventh novel, and tells the heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences.

Formerly known as The Orange Prize, the Women's Prize is an annual award that honours the best full length fiction written by women across the globe. Each winner receives a £30,000 (approximately $52,000 CA) prize and the ‘Bessie’, a limited edition bronze figurine.

Congratulations, Ms. Shamsie! For more details, visit the Women's Prize website.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
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