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26th Manitoba Book Awards: The Winners

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 11:52am

The winners of the 2013 Manitoba Book Awards were announced and honoured during the Awards Gala this past Sunday, April 27th. As is usual for the event, there were plenty of great presentations and a lot of wonderful words spoken by the winners. In short, another splendid evening celebrating some of Manitoba's best literature.

Here is a complete list of this year's winners:

> McNally Robinson Book of the Year: Kisiskatchewan: The Great River Road by Barbara Huck

> Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction: 'Indians Wear Red': Colonialism, Resistance and Aboriginal Street Gangs by Elizabeth Comack, Lawrence Deane, Larry Morrissette and Jim Silver

> The Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book: Breathing Life Into Stone Fort Treaty: An Anishinabe Understanding of Treaty One by Aimée Craft

> Best Illustrated Book of the Year: 300 Years of Beer: An Illustrated History of Brewing in Manitoba by Bill Wright and Dave Craig

> Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award: Stuck in the Middle: Dissenting Views of Winnipeg written by Bartley Kives with photos by Bryan Scott

> John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Writer: Jonathan Ball

> Landsowne Prize for Poetry: Tether by Laurelyn Whitt

> Manuela Dias Book Design of the Year: 100 Masters: Only in Canada by Stephen Borys with Andrew Kear, design by Frank Reimer

> Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction: The Insistent Garden by Rosie Chard

> Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher: Manitoba Butterflies: A field guide by Simone Hébert Allard

> McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award
    > Younger category: Powwow Counting in Cree by Penny M. Thomas
    > Older category: The Fall by Colleen Nelson

> Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction: Thunder Road by Chadwick Ginther

Congratulations to all of the winners! You can be sure we are well stocked of the winners, so stop by today to pick up any of the titles above.

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