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  • May 1, 2016

    Manitoba Book Awards Recipients

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    Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2016 Manitoba Book Awards:

     

     

    Lansdowne Prize for Poetry | Prix Lansdowne de poésie

     

    Niche by Basma Kavanagh, published by Frontenac House Poetry

     

     

     

    The Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award(s) |

    Prix Manuela-Dias de conception graphique et d’illustration en édition

     

    Design Category :

    The Land We Are: Artists & Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation, edited by Gabrielle L’Hirondelle-Hill and Sophie McCall, cover design by Sébastien Aubin, interior design by Relish New Brand Experience, published by ARP Books

     

    General Illustration Category :

    Warehouse Journal Volume 24, edited and cover design by Amanda Austin and Ainsley Johnston, published by University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture

     

    Children’s Illustration Category:

    Alexia Wants to Fly by Talia Pura, illustrated by Wai Tien, published by Lily Star Press

     

     

     

    Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher

    Prix Mary-Scorer pour le meilleur livre par un éditeur du Manitoba

     

    Life Among the Qallunaat by Mini Aodla Freeman, edited and with an afterword by Keavy Martin and Julie Rak, with Norma Dunning, cover design by Mike Carroll, interior design by Jess Koroscil, published by University of Manitoba Press

     

     

     

    Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction

     

    Nightwatching by Méira Cook, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

     

     

     

    Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction

    Prix Alexander-Kennedy-Isbister pour les études et les essais

     

    Letters to Brian: A Year of Living and Remembrance by Martha Brooks, published by Turnstone Press

     

     

     

    Award for Lifetime Achievement

     

    Morley Walker

     

     

     

    Beatrice Mosionier Award for Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award

    Prix Beatrice-Mosionier pour l’écrivain.e autochtone de l’année

     

    Second place recipients:

    Roland Vandal

    David Alexander Robertson

     

    And the first place recipient is:

    Chantal Fiola

     

     

     

    Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award

    Prix littéraire Carol-Shields de la ville de Winnipeg

     

    Winnipeg Cooks: Signature Recipes from the City’s Top Chefs by Robin Summerfield, published by Figure 1 Publishing

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book

     

    Street Sex Work and Canadian Cities: Resisting a Dangerous Order by Shawna Ferris, published by the University of Alberta Press

     

     

     

    McNally Robinson Books for Young People Awards (younger)

     

    Fur Is Only Fur Deep by Julia Schettler, illustrated by Sarah Neville, published by Peasantry Press

     

     

     

    McNally Robinson Books for Young People Awards (older)

     

    Forever Julia by Jodi Carmichael, published by Great Plains Teen Fiction, an imprint of Great Plains Publications

     

     

     

    Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction

     

    Put on the Armour of Light by Catherine Macdonald, published by Dundurn

     

     

     

    John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer

    Prix John-Hirsch pour L’écrivain.e manitobain le plus prometteur

     

    Chantal Fiola

     

     

     

    McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award

     

    The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew, published by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Canada Books Inc.

     

  • April 25, 2016

    Manitoba Book Awards Gala

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  • April 18, 2016

    Book Awards Tickets

     

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    Get your 2016 Manitoba Book Award Tickets now!

  • April 7, 2016

    Shortlists are Here

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    Spring Showers Acclaim on Manitoba Books:

    The Shortlists for the 2016 Manitoba Book Awards Have Arrived

    WINNIPEG, April 7, 2016 – This year we are awarding accolades, some small amount of fame, and over $30 000 to Manitoba writers, illustrators/designers, and publishers through the Manitoba Book Awards.

     

    The writing and publishing industry is thriving sector of the economy in Manitoba and the Manitoba Book Awards strives to acknowledge the wit, the art, and the profound dedication of all of those who fill our pages with “made in Manitoba” literature.

     

    This year’s shortlists exemplify the diverse talent that exists here in Manitoba. We can see in the words and lines of each shortlisted book an illustration of local lives and stories.

     

     

    Join us in honouring the literary community of Manitoba at this year’s Gala event:

     

    Life Lines | Lignes de Vies

    April 30, 7-10pm

    The Radisson Hotel Downtown, Ambassador Ballroom

    Tickets: $10+agency fees, available at Eventbrite.ca

     

     

    Une averse printanière de prix sur la littérature manitobaine :

    Dévoilement de la liste des candidats aux Prix du livre du Manitoba 2016

     

    Winnipeg, 7 avril 2016 – Grâce aux Prix du livre du Manitoba, nous félicitons des écrivains, des illustrateurs/concepteurs et des éditeurs, nous leur offrons aussi un peu de célébrité et leur octroyons plus de 30 000 $.

     

    Le secteur de l’édition est une part vibrante de l’économie manitobaine et les Prix du livre du Manitoba s’évertuent à faire valoir l’esprit, l’art et le profond dévouement de toutes celles et de tous ceux qui couvrent nos pages d’une littérature typique au Manitoba.

     

    Cette année, la liste des candidats révèle la diversité des talents d’ici. Les mots et les lignes de chacun des livres sélectionnés illustrent les vies et les histoires du Manitoba.

     

    Retrouvez-nous au Gala où nous honorerons la communauté littéraire manitobaine :

     

    Life Lines | Lignes de Vies

    Le 30 avril 2016, de 19h à 22h

    Hôtel Radisson du centre-ville, salle Ambassador

    Billets : 10$ + frais, disponibles à Eventbrite.ca

     

     

    Manitoba Book Awards | Les Prix du livre du Manitoba

    Shortlists | Les Listes de candidats sélectionnés

     

     

    Lansdowne Prize for Poetry | Prix Lansdowne de poésie

     

    Calling Down the Sky by Rosanna Deerchild, published by BookLand Press

     

    Monologue Dogs by Méira Cook, published by Brick Books

     

    Niche by Basma Kavanagh, published by Frontenac House Poetry

     

     

     

    Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Awards

    Prix Manuela-Dias de conception graphique et d’illustration en édition

     

    Design Category

     

    Exquisite Monsters by K.I. Press, design by Jamis Paulson, published by Turnstone Press

     

    The Idea of a Human Rights Museum, edited by Karen Busby, Adam Muller and Andrew Woolford, design by Jess Koroscil, published by University of Manitoba Press

     

    The Land We Are: Artists & Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation, edited by Gabrielle L’Hirondelle-Hill and Sophie McCall, cover design by Sébastien Aubin, interior design by Relish New Brand Experience, published by ARP Books

     

     

    General Illustrated Category

     

    A Daytripper’s Guide to Manitoba: Exploring Canada’s Undiscovered Province by Bartley Kives, design and typography by Relish New Brand Experience, published by Great Plains Publications

     

    Warehouse Journal Volume 24, edited and cover design by Amanda Austin and Ainsley Johnston, published by University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture

     

    Wish You Were Here: Hand-Tinted Postcards from Winnipeg’s Halcyon Days by Stan Milosevic, design and typography by Relish New Brand Experience, published by Great Plains Publications

     

     

    Children’s Illustrator Category

     

    Alexia Wants to Fly by Talia Pura, illustrated by Wai Tien, published by Lily Star Press

     

    Fur Is Only Fur Deep by Julia Schettler, illustrated by Sarah Neville, published by Peasantry Press

     

    Misaabe’s Stories: A Story of Honesty by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Irene Kuziw, published by Highwater Press, an imprint Portage & Main Press

     

     

    Graphic Novel Category

    The Graphic Novel Category will be awarded for the first time in 2017. For the first year (2017) we will accept entries published in 2015 and 2016. In following years entries will only be accepted from the current publishing year.

     

     

     

    Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher

    Prix Mary-Scorer pour le meilleur livre par un éditeur du Manitoba

     

    After Light by Catherine Hunter, cover design by Doowah Design, published by Signature Editions

     

    Indigenous Men and Masculinities: Legacies, Identities, Regeneration, edited by Robert Alexander Innes and Kim Anderson, cover photo by Thosh Collins, cover design by Marvin Harder, interior design by Karen Armstrong Graphic Design, published by University of Manitoba Press

     

    Life Among the Qallunaat by Mini Aodla Freeman, edited and with an afterword by Keavy Martin and Julie Rak, with Norma Dunning, cover design by Mike Carroll, interior design by Jess Koroscil, published by University of Manitoba Press

     

    The Road to Atlantis by Leo Brent Robillard, cover design by Jamis Paulson, interior design by Sharon Caseburg, published by Turnstone Press

     

    Too Far Gone by Chadwick Ginther, cover design by Jamis Paulson, interior design by Sharon Caseburg, published by Ravenstone, an imprint of Turnstone Press

     

     

     

    Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction

     

    After Light by Catherine Hunter, published by Signature Editions

     

    Last Known Whereabouts by Margaret Riddell, published by Margaret Riddell

     

    Lessons from a Nude Man by Donna Besel, published by Hagios Press

     

    Let Us Be True by Erna Buffie, published by Coteau Books

     

    Nightwatching by Méira Cook, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

     

     

     

    Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction

    Prix Alexander-Kennedy-Isbister pour les études et les essais

     

    Decolonizing Employment: Aboriginal Inclusion in Canada’s Labour Market by Shauna MacKinnon, published by University of Manitoba Press

     

    Letters to Brian: A Year of Living and Remembrance by Martha Brooks, published by Turnstone Press

     

    The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew, published by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Canada

     

    This Benevolent Experiment: Indigenous Boarding Schools, Genocide, and Redress in Canada and the United States by Andrew Woolford, published by University of Manitoba Press

     

    We’re Going to Run This City: Winnipeg’s Political Left after the General Strike by Stefan Epp-Koop, published by University of Manitoba Press

     

     

     

    Beatrice Mosionier Award for Aboriginal Writer of the Year

    Prix Beatrice-Mosionier pour l’écrivain.e autochtone de l’année

     

    Chantal Fiola (Rekindling the Sacred Fire: Métis Ancestry and Anishinaabe Spirituality, published by University of Manitoba Press)

     

    David Alexander Robertson (Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story, illustrated by Scott B Henderson, published by HighWater Press, an imprint of Portage & Main Press)

     

    Roland Vandal (Off the Ropes: My Story, as told to Carlene Rummery, published by J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing Inc.)

     

     

     

    Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award

    Prix littéraire Carol-Shields de la ville de Winnipeg

     

    100 Things Jets Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Jon Waldman, published by Triumph Books

     

    After Light by Catherine Hunter, published by Signature Editions

     

    The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew, published by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Canada

     

    We’re Going to Run This City: Winnipeg’s Political Left after the General Strike by Stefan Epp-Koop, published by University of Manitoba Press

     

    Winnipeg Cooks: Signature Recipes from the City’s Top Chefs by Robin Summerfield, published by Figure 1 Publishing

     

     

     

    Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book

     

    From the Barren Lands: Fur Trade, First Nations and a Life in Northern Canada by Leonard G. Flett, published by Great Plains Publications

     

    Let Us Be True by Erna Buffie, published by Coteau Books

     

    Street Sex Work and Canadian Cities: Resisting a Dangerous Order by Shawna Ferris, published by the University of Alberta Press

     

    We’re Going to Run This City: Winnipeg’s Political Left after the General Strike by Stefan Epp-Koop, published by University of Manitoba Press

     

     

     

    John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer

    Prix John-Hirsch pour L’écrivain.e manitobain le plus prometteur

     

    Donna Besel

     

    Jodi Carmichael

     

    G.M.B. Chomichuk

     

    Joanne Epp

     

    Chantal Fiola

     

    Alix Sobler

     

     

     

    Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction

     

    Blue Vengeance by Alison Preston, published Signature Editions

     

    Infinitum by G.M.B. Chomichuk, published by ChiGraphic, an imprint of ChiZine Publications

     

    Kraken Bake by Karen Dudley, published by Ravenstone, an imprint of Turnstone Press

     

    Put on the Armour of Light by Catherine Macdonald, published by Dundurn

     

    Too Far Gone by Chadwick Ginther, published by Ravenstone, an imprint of Turnstone Press

     

     

     

    McNally Robinson Books for Young People Awards (younger)

     

    Alexia Wants to Fly by Talia Pura, illustrated by Wai Tien, published by Lilly Star Press

     

    Fur Is Only Fur Deep by Julia Schettler, illustrated by Sarah Neville, published by Peasantry Press

     

    InvisiBill by Maureen Fergus, illustrated by Dušan Petričić, published by Tundra Books

     

    Misaabe’s Stories: A Story of Honesty by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Irene Kuziw, published by Highwater Press, an imprint of Portage & Main Press

     

    Nana and Me by Kathy Knowles, illustrated by Edmund Opare, published by Osu Children’s Library Fund

     

     

     

    McNally Robinson Books for Young People Awards (older)

     

    Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story by David Alexander Robertson, illustrated by Scott B Henderson, published by HighWater Press, an imprint of Portage & Main Press

     

    Broken Stone by Gabriele Goldstone, published by Rebelight Publishing Inc.

     

    Forever Julia by Jodi Carmichael, published by Great Plains Teen Fiction, an imprint of Great Plains Publications

     

    Ghost Most Foul by Patti Grayson, published by Coteau Books

     

     

     

    McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award

     

    After Light by Catherine Hunter, published by Signature Editions

     

    Calling Down the Sky by Rosanna Deerchild, published by BookLand Press

     

    Monologue Dogs by Méira Cook, published by Brick Books

     

    The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew, published by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Canada Books Inc.

     

    We’re Going to Run This City: Winnipeg’s Political Left after the General Strike by Stefan Epp-Koop, published by University of Manitoba Press

     

    View the Manitoba Book Awards Shortlists in a printable .pdf file on our website:

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    Consultez la liste des candidats aux Prix littéraires du Manitoba en document .pdf imprimable à partir de notre site web : manitobabookawards.com (cliquez sur le lien vers la liste des candidats en .pdf)

     

     

     

    The Manitoba Book Awards are sponsored by many arts and community organizations, including:

     

    Les Prix littéraires du Manitoba sont commandités par de nombreux organismes artistiques et communautaires parmi lesquels on retrouve :

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    The Manitoba Book Awards are administered by the Manitoba Writers’ Guild with support from the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers.

     

    Les Prix littéraires du Manitoba sont gérés par la Guilde des écrivains du Manitoba (Manitoba Writers’ Guild) avec le soutien de l’Association des éditeurs du Manitoba (Association of Manitoba Book Publishers).

     

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  • March 24, 2016

    Workshopping Cancelled

    The workshopping evening that was scheduled for March 24 has been cancelled.

    We will Meet again on April 21st.

  • March 22, 2016

    Vacation Hours

    Due to Staff Vacation the Manitoba Writers’ Guild Hours for the week of March 21-25 are:

    Monday:         10:30am – 4:30pm

    Tuesday          1:00 – 5:00pm

    Wednesday:   1:00 – 5:00pm

    Thursday:       1:00 – 5:00pm

    Friday:            Closed for Good Friday

  • March 4, 2016

    Manitoba Book Awards Gala – April 30, 2016

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    Life Lines | Lignes de vies

    Our lives are the sums of the stories we tell.

    Join us for the Manitoba Book Awards Gala as we celebrate the writing and publishing community and the stories that have been shared this past year.

    There will be food, music, and more than $30 000 in prizes will be awarded to Manitoba authors.

    Bring your laugh lines too as the the evening will be hosted by the very funny Lara Rae.


     

    Nos vies sont formées de toutes les histoires que nous nous racontons.

    Retrouvez-nous au Gala des Prix du livre du Manitoba où nous célébrerons les écrivains, les éditeurs ainsi que les histoires qu’ils ont partagées au cours de la dernière année.

    Il y aura des amuse-gueules, de la musique et des prix totalisant plus de 30 000$ seront remis à des auteurs manitobains.

    L’hilarante Lara Rae animera le gala, une autre bonne raison de joindre, pour un soir, vos lignes de vie aux nôtres.

    Tickets | Billets