Israeli author David Grossman and translator Jessica Cohen have been awarded the Man Booker International Prize for Grossman's darkly comic novel, A Horse Walks into a Bar, which tells the life story of a standup comedian as revealed through the course of one night's performance.
The Man Booker International Prize is awarded annually to a work of fiction translated into English, and its £50,000 prize (approximately $84k Canadian) is shared between author and translator.
So congratulations to Mr. Grossman and Ms. Cohen!
Learn more about the 2017 Man Booker International Prize on the award's website.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Literature
The winners of this year's Griffin Poetry Prize – "the world’s largest prize for a first edition single collection of poetry written in English" – were announced last week.
Congratulations, Mr. Abel and Ms. Oswald!
To learn more about the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize, please visit the Prize's website.Categories: Awards, Poetry, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
British author Naomi Alderman has won the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for her novel, The Power.
The Power is described as dystopian and feminist science fiction. It is a speculative tale that begins in a world that is very much like our own... until a vital new force takes root. Teenage girls develop immense power: the ability to cause pain and even death with as little as a touch — which causes a dramatic reset of society. It is an ambitious and thrilling story, touching on many major concerns of our time: censorship, religion, and of course gender politics.
This is the first time the prize has been awarded for a science fiction title, and the second time Alderman has won the women's prize — the first instance was in 2006, when the award was known as the Orange Prize, for her debut novel, Disobedience.
Congratulations, Ms. Alderman! You can read more about her win and the prize on the Baileys Women's Prize website.
Please note: The Power is, unfortunately, currently only available in the UK. A North American edition is scheduled for a Fall 2017 release. Please contact your nearest McNally Robinson bookstore to arrange for a no-charge pre-order.Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
The finalists for the 29th annual Lambda Literary Awards, which celebrate the best in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender literature, have been announced.
See the extensive array of shortlists on the Lambda Literary website, and get in touch with your nearest McNally Robinson bookstore or search here on the website to check out any titles that interest you. If the books aren't in stock, we'll certainly look into getting them for you at no extra charge.
The winners will be announced at a gala in New York City on June 12, 2017. For more general information about the awards, please visit the Lambda Literary website.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, LGBTQ
The finalists for the 31st Arthur C. Clarke Award, which honours the best science fiction novel published in the United Kingdom during the previous year, have been announced.
The shortlist includes:
- A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
- Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
- After Atlas by Emma Newman
- Occupy Me by Tricia Sullivan
- Central Station by Lavie Tidhar
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
The winner will be announced on July 27th, 2017.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
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