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Manitoba Book Awards Shortlists Announced

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 9:26am

The Manitoba Book Awards Committee has announced the shortlists for the 2008 Manitoba Book Awards.

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2008 Dafoe Book Prize Shortlist Announced

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 9:10am

Jurists for the 23rd John Wesley Dafoe Book Prize have released their shortlist.

The book prize memorializes John Wesley Dafoe one of the most significant Canadian editors of the 20th century. It is one of the richest book awards for good non-fiction about Canada, Canadians and the nation in international affairs. In his tenure at the Manitoba Free Press, later renamed the Winnipeg Free Press, from 1901-1944, Dafoe was known for his advocacy of western development, free trade and national independence. His case for adoption by Britain of the Statute of Westminster in 1931 severed formal ties with Empire and created the dominions which became the nucleus of the Commonwealth.
(From the press release.)

Categories: Awards, Winnipeg

Prix Aurora Awards Shortlist

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 3:44pm

This year the Prix Aurora Awards, Canada's science fiction and fantasy award will be announced at Keycon 25 in Winnipeg. This year's shortlist features strong contenders from Robert J. Sawyer, whose Rollback was just shortlisted for The Hugo Award, and Nalo Hopkinson's The New Moon's Arms, which was previously shortlisted for The Nebula Award. Will the small press titles be able to upset two of Canada's genre giants?

The selections for best long form work in English follow after the jump.

Categories: Awards, buzz, SciFi & Fantasy, Winnipeg

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An Interview with Kate Brallier

Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 7:52am

By day, paranormal romance author Kate Brallier works as an editor for a major publishing house in New York. With her second novel The Boundless Deep just released, Kate was kind enough to answer some questions for our website prior to her March 22nd reading and signing at our Grant Park location.

Categories: Interview, buzz, SciFi & Fantasy, Winnipeg, Event News

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An Interview With David Keck

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008 at 8:09pm

I recently had the pleasure of conducting a brief interview with fantasy author David Keck. David will be at our Grant Park location with his wife and fellow author Kate Brallier, March 22nd for a dual launch of In a Time of Treason, and The Boundless Deep.

Previously: The Boundless Deep By Kate Brallier

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