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July Author of the Month: KEVIN KWAN

Friday, Jul 03, 2020 at 12:38pm

Kevin Kwan is the author of Crazy Rich Asians, the international bestselling novel that has been translated into more than 30 languages. Its sequel, China Rich Girlfriend, was released in 2015, and Rich People Problems, the final book in the trilogy, followed in 2017. For several weeks in 2018, the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy commanded the top three positions of the New York Times bestseller list — an almost unprecedented single-author trifecta, and the film adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians became Hollywood’s highest grossing romantic comedy in over a decade. In 2018, he was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Sex and Vanity is the first novel in a new trilogy by Kwan, each of whose books will be set in one of the world’s greatest cities: New York, London, and Paris. Sex and Vanity is a glittering tale of love andlonging as a young woman finds herself torn between two worlds — the WASP establishment of her father’s family and George Zao, a man she is desperately trying to avoid falling in love with. Moving between summer playgrounds of privilege, peppered with decadent food and extravagant fashion, it is a truly modern love story, a daring homage to A Room with a View, and a brilliantly funny comedy of manners set between two cultures.

Categories: Authors, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Author of the Month

Saskatchewan Book Awards 2020 winners

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 5:16pm

The winners of the 2020 Saskatchewan Book Awards have been announced! These awards highlight the best recent literature from Saskatchewan authors and publishers, honouring books in a variety of categories.

Congratulations to all of the winners! The complete list can be found after the jump...

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon

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Our Vibrant Community: Winnipeg, June & July 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020 at 4:44pm

Nothing is more important to us than the communities we are a part of, and, much like our own stores, the artistic, cultural and charitable communities of Winnipeg have all had to reimagine themselves over the past few months to protect the health and wellbeing of their audiences, staff, volunteers, friends, and neighbours.

These groups are still committed to bringing you as much engagement as they can from a safe distance, and after the jump you will find all of the ways to stay connected in Winnipeg during these difficult times...

Categories: Store News, Winnipeg, Newsletter

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Manitoba Book Awards 2020 winners

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 10:47am

The winners of the 2020 Manitoba Book Awards have been announced!

These eleven separate awards recognize excellence in Manitoba writing, book design, publishing, and stories, honoured authors and books published in the last year.

Of particular note are This Place: 150 Years Retold published by HighWater Press, which won both the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year, and The Promise Basket by Bill Richardson, which won the McNally Robinson Book for Young People, Younger Category award.

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

The full list of 2020 winners can be found after the jump...

Categories: Awards, Winnipeg, Prairie Writing, Canadian Lit

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The 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020 at 11:34am

The finalists for the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction, formerly known as the Orange Prize and the Bailey's Women's Prize, have been announced.

The Women's Prize is awarded annually to a female author of any nationality for the best novel written in English in the past year. 2020 marks its 25th anniversary.

The 2020 shortlist includes:

The winner will be announced on September 9, 2020.

(*As of posting this article, these titles are not available in Canada. Hopefully North American editions will be published later this year.)

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
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