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  • October 13, 2016

    MWG Website Under Revision

     

    The website for the Manitoba Writers’ Guild

    is now under revision.

    Please check back for updated information

    on programs and events!

  • 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.