Past Winners


2016 Winners of the 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
1st place recipient:
Chantal Fiola

2nd place recipients:
Roland Vandal
David Alexander Robertson
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.

2014/15 Winners of the Manitoba Book Awards

Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction | Prix Alexander-Kennedy-Isbister pour les études et essais
Detachment: An Adoption Memoir by Maurice Mierau, published by Freehand Books
Beatrice Mosionier Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award | Prix Beatrice-Mosionier pour l’écrivain/e autochtone de l’année
Deborah L. Delaronde
Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award | Prix littéraire Carol-Shields de la ville de Winnipeg
John Paizs’s Crime Wave by Jonathan Ball, published by University of Toronto Press
The Chris Johnson Award for Best Play by a Manitoba Playwright | Prix Chris-Johnson pour la meilleure pièce par un dramaturge manitobain
The Secret Mask by Rick Chafe, published by Playwrights Canada Press, Toronto
Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book
Magpie Days by Brenda Sciberras, published by Turnstone Press
John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer | Prix John-Hirsch pour l’écrivain manitobain le plus prometteur
David Alexander Robertson
Lansdowne Prize for Poetry | Prix Lansdowne de poésie
Stowaways by Ariel Gordon, published by Palimpsest Press
Le Prix littéraire Rue-Deschambault
De l’amuïssement des certitudes par Laurent Poliquin, publié par Jacques André éditeur
Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Awards | Prix Manuela-Dias de conception graphique et d’illustration en édition
Design Category (emphasis on cover design and typography):
Devil in Deerskins: My Life with Grey Owl by Anahareo, edited and with an afterword by Sophie McCall, published by University of Manitoba Press, cover design by Mike Carroll, interior design by Jessica Koroscil

Children’s Books/Graphic Novels Category:
Cassie and Tonk, created and illustrated by Justin Currie, written by GMB Chomichuk, robotic reference by Will Liddle, published by Chasing Artwork

General Illustration Category:
Warehouse Journal Volume 23, edited and designed by Liane Lanzar and Kevin Complido, published by University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture
Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction
Mr. Jones by Margaret Sweatman, published by Goose Lane Editions
Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher | Prix Mary-Scorer pour le meilleur livre par un éditeur du Manitoba
Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel by Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk, transliterated and translated by Bernard Saladin d’Anglure, translated from French by Peter Frost, published by University of Manitoba Press
McNally Robinson Book for Young People Awards
Younger category
Hokey Dowa Gerda and the Snowflake Girl by M.J. Matheson, published by Peanut Butter Press

Older category
The World Outside by Eva Wiseman, published by Tundra Books
McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award
The Opening Sky by Joan Thomas, published by McClelland & Stewart
Lifetime Achievement Award
Wayne Tefs

2013/14 Winners of the Manitoba Book Awards

McNally Robinson Book of the Year
The House on Sugarbush Road by Méira Cook, published by Enfield & Wizenty, an imprint of Great Plains Publications
Aqua Lansdowne Prize for Poetry | Prix Lansdowne de poésie
The Politics of Knives by Jonathan Ball, published by Coach House Books
Best Illustrated Book of the Year | Meilleur livre illustré de l’année
Imagining Winnipeg: History through the Photographs of L.B. Foote, by Esyllt W. Jones, design by Doowah Design, published by University of Manitoba Press
Manuela Dias Book Design of the Year | Prix Manuela-Dias de conception graphique en édition
Warehouse Journal Vol.21 edited and designed by Nicole Hunt and Brandon Bergem, published by the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Architecture
Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book
Sonar by Kristian Enright, published by Turnstone Press
Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award | Prix littéraire Carol-Shields de la ville de Winnipeg
The Age of Hope by David Bergen, published by HarperCollins Canada
Le Prix Littéraire rue-Deschambault
La Révolution Tranquille par Raymond – M. Hebert, publié par Les Éditions du Blé
Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction
The Age of Hope by David Bergen, published by HarperCollins Canada
Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction | Prix Alexander-Kennedy-Isbister pour les études et essais
Creation and Transformation: Defining Moments in Inuit Art by Darlene Coward Wight, published by Douglas and MacIntyre and the Winnipeg Art Gallery
John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer
Kristian Enright
Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher | Prix Mary-Scorer pour le meilleur livre par un éditeur du Manitoba
Thunder Road by Chadwick Ginther, cover design by Jamis Paulson, interior design by Sharon Caseburg, published by Ravenstone, an imprint of Turnstone Press
Lifetime Achievement Award
Dennis Cooley
McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award – Older Category
The Green-Eyed Queen of Suicide City by Kevin Marc Fournier, published by Great Plains Teen Fiction

Manitoba Book Awards Recipients Announced

The annual Manitoba Book Awards took place on Saturday April 28, 2012th at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain. This year’s award winners in twelve categories are…
Aqua Lansdowne Prize for Poetry | Prix Lansdowne de poésie
Poème Pierre Prière by J. R. Léveillé, Les Éditions du Blé
Best Illustrated Book of the Year | Meilleur livre illustré de l’année
David’s Trip to Paraguay: The Land of Amazing Colours / Davids Reise in das Land der vielen Farben, story and design by Miriam Rudolph, CMU Press
Manuela Dias Book Design of the Year | Prix Manuela-Dias de conception graphique en édition
Poème Pierre Prière par J. R. Léveillé, graphiste Bernard Léveillé, publié par Les Éditions du Blé
Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book
A Large Harmonium by Sue Sorensen, Coteau Books
Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award | Prix littéraire Carol-Shields de la ville de Winnipeg
Ravenscraig by Sandi Krawchenko Altner, Heartland Associates
Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction
The Thirteen by Susie Moloney, Random House Canada
Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction
The Girl in the Wall by Alison Preston, Signature Editions
Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction | Prix Alexander-Kennedy-Isbister pour les études et essais
King: William Lyon MacKenzie King: A Life Guided by the Hand of Destiny by Allan Levine, Douglas and McIntyre Publishers Inc.
John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer
Jennifer Still
Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher | Prix Mary-Scorer pour le meilleur livre par un éditeur du Manitoba
Butterfly Winter by W.P. Kinsella, Enfield and Wizenty (an imprint of Great Plains Publications)
McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award
YOUNGER CATEGORY:
S is for Scientists: A Discovery Alphabet by Larry Verstraete, Sleeping Bear Press

OLDER CATEGORY:
Tori by Design by Colleen Nelson, Great Plains Teen Fiction
McNally Robinson Book of the Year
Not Being on a Boat by Esmé Claire Keith, Freehand Books (an imprint of Broadview Press)

Winners from the 2011 Manitoba Book Awards

McNally Robinson Book of the Year
This Hidden Thing by Dora Dueck, published by CMU Press
Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction
When the Other Is Me by Emma LaRocque, published by University of Manitoba Press
Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry
Hump by Ariel Gordon, published by Palimpsest Press
Best Illustrated Book of the Year Award
The Imagination Manifesto – Book Two by G.M.B. Chomichuk, with James Rewucki and John Toone, cover design and illustrations by G.M.B. Chomichuk, published by Alchemical Press Ltd.
Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award
The Matter with Morris by David Bergen, published by Harper Collins
Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book by a Manitoba Author
High Speed Crow by Sheila McClarty, published by Oberon Press
John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer
Michelle Elrick
Manuela Dias Book Design of the Year Award
A Dogs Breakfast: A Chef’s Guide to Healthy Home Cooking for Your Favorite Pooch by Jess Young, design by Relish Design Studio, published by Great Plains Publications
Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction
The Matter with Morris by David Bergen, published by Harper Collins
Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher
I Still Don’t Even Know You by Michelle Berry, published by Turnstone Press
McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award, Older Category
Ortega by Maureen Fergus, published by Kids Can Press
Le Prix littéraire Rue-Deschambault
Lointaines par Lise Gaboury-Diallo publié par Les éditions du Blé

MANITOBA BOOK AWARDS SHORTLISTS 2011

FINALISTES AUX PRIX DU LIVRE DU MANITOBA ANNONCÉS

The shortlists and recipients are selected by a variety of juries, comprised of writers, publishers and other book industry personnel from across Canada.

The nominees¦

Les finalistes et les lauréats sont choisis par des jurys d’auteurs, Éditeurs et autres membres de lâ industrie du livre de partout au Canada. catégories de prix: http://www.bookpublishers.mb.ca/mba/

Les finalists . . .
McNally Robinson Book of the Year
A Cycle of the Moon by Uma Parameswaran, published by TSAR Publications
Curiosity by Joan Thomas, published by McClelland and Stewart Ltd.
Out of Grief, Singing: A Memoir of Motherhood and Loss by Charlene Diehl, published by Signature Editions
This Hidden Thing by Dora Dueck, published by CMU Press
Walking to Mojácar by Di Brandt with translations by Charles Leblanc and Ari Belathar, published by Turnstone Press
Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction
Andy De Jarlis: The Life and Music of an Old-Time Fiddler by Joe MacIntosh, published by Great Plains Publications
Out of Grief, Singing: A Memoir of Motherhood and Loss by Charlene Diehl, published by Signature Editions
When the Other Is Me by Emma LaRocque, published by University of Manitoba Press
Winnipeg’s Great War: A City Comes of Age by Jim Blanchard, published by University of Manitoba Press
Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry/Prix Lansdowne de poésie
Attenuations of Force by Lori Cayer, published by Frontenac House
Clockfire by Jonathan Ball, published by Coach House Books
Hump by Ariel Gordon, published by Palimpsest Press
Best Illustrated Book of the Year
The Imagination Manifesto Book Two by G.M.B. Chomichuk, with James Rewucki and John Toone, cover design and illustrations by G.M.B. Chomichuk, published by Alchemical Press Ltd.
The Mosaic Village: An Illustrated History of Winnipeg’s North End by Russ Gourluck, cover design by Relish Design Studio, published by Great Plains Publications
Nanabosho and the Butterflies by Joe McLellan and Matrine McLellan, illustrated by Jackie Traverse, design by Relish Design Studio, published by Pemmican Publications
Winnipeg Art Gallery: Guide to the Collections, edited by Stephen Borys, design by Lisa Friesen, photography by Ernest Mayer, published by Winnipeg Art Gallery
Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award
A Criminal to Remember by Michael Van Rooy published by Turnstone Press
Baldur’s Song by David Arnason published by Turnstone Press
The Matter with Morris by David Bergen published by Harper Collins
Winnipeg Art Gallery: Guide to the Collections published by the Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg’s Great War: A City Comes of Age by Jim Blanchard published by University of Manitoba Press
Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book
Black Bottle Man by Craig Russell, published by Great Plains Teen Fiction
Broken Circle: The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools by Theodore Fontaine, published by Heritage House Publishing
Gaze by Keith Cadieux, published by Quattro Books
High Speed Crow by Sheila McClarty, published by Oberon Press
Hump by Ariel Gordon, published by Palimpsest Press
John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer
Michelle Elrick
Ken Kowal
Kerry Ryan
Manuela Dias Book Design of the Year
A Dog’s Breakfast: A Chefs Guide to Healthy Home Cooking for Your Favorite Pooch by Jess Young, design by Relish Design Studio, published by Great Plains Publications
Maple Leaf Rag by Kaie Kellough, cover design by Branden Douglas, design by Relish design Studio, published by Arbeiter Ring Publishing
Winnipeg Art Gallery: Guide to the Collections, edited by Stephen Borys, design by Lisa Friesen, photography by Ernest Mayer, published by the Winnipeg Art Gallery
The Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction
Autumn, One Spring by Patti Grayson, published by Turnstone Press
Baldur’s Song by David Arnason, published by Turnstone Press
Curiosity by Joan Thomas, published by McClelland & Stewart
The Matter with Morris by David Bergen, published by Harper Collins
This Hidden Thing by Dora Dueck, published by CMU Press
Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher
Autumn, One Spring by Patti Grayson, published by Turnstone Press
I Still Don’t Even Know You by Michelle Berry, published by Turnstone Press
Walking to Mojácar by Di Brandt, with translations by Charles Leblanc and Ari Belathar, published by Turnstone Press
Winnipeg’s Great War: A City Comes of Age by Jim Blanchard, published by the University of Manitoba Press
McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award: Older Category
Black Bottle Man by Craig Russell, published by Great Plains Teen Fiction
Ortega by Maureen Fergus, published by Kids Can Press
Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks, published by Groundwood Books
Winter Shadows by Margaret Buffie, published by Tundra Books
Le Prix littéraire Rue-Deschambault
L’arbre aux cÅ“urs, texte: France Adams, illustrations: Serge Salvador, Les éditions des Plaines
La belle ordure par Simone Chaput, Les Éditions du Blé
La forêt du langage par Jean Chicoine, Les éditions du Ble
Lointaines : nouvelles par Lise Gaboury-Diallo, Les éditions du Ble

PAST AWARD WINNERS

Past Winners of The McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award
* 1988, Jan Horner, Recent Mistakes, Turnstone Press
* 1989, Kristjana Gunnars, The Prowler, Red Deer College Press
* 1990, Di Brandt, Agnes in the sky, Turnstone Press
* 1991, Margaret Sweatman, Fox, Turnstone Press
* 1992, Sandra Birdsell, The Chrome Suite, McClelland & Stewart
* 1993, Carol Shields, The Stone Diaries, Random House of Canada
* 1994, Patrick Friesen, Blasphemer’s Wheel, Turnstone Press
* 1995, Victoria Jason, Kabloona in the Yellow Kayak, Turnstone Press
* 1996, David Bergen, A Year of Lesser, HarperCollins
* 1997, Catherine Hunter, Latent Heat, Nuage Editions
* 1998, Miriam Toews, A Boy of Good Breeding, Stoddart
* 1999, Gordon Sinclair Jr., Cowboys and Indians, McClelland & Stewart
* 2000, Miriam Toews, Swing Low: A Life, Stoddart Publishing
* 2001, Margaret Sweatman, When Alice Lay Down With Peter, Alfred A. Knopf
* 2002, Jake MacDonald, Houseboat Chronicles: Notes from a Life in Shield Country, McClelland & Stewart
* 2003. Armin Wiebe, Tatsea, Turnstone Press
* 2004, Miriam Toews, A Complicated Kindness, Alfred A. Knopf Canada
* 2005, David Bergen, The Time in Between, McClelland & Stewart
* 2006, Faith Johnston, A Great Restlessness: The Life and Politics of Dorise Nielsen, University of Manitoba Press.
* 2008, Be Wolf by Wayne Tefs, published by Turnstone Press
* 2009, The Retreat by David Bergen, published by McClelland and Stewart Ltd.
* 2010, Coming of Age: A History of the Jewish People of Manitoba by Allan Levine, published by Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada / Heartland Associates
Past Winners of The Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book
* 1999, Ingeborg Boyens, Unnatural Harvest, Doubleday Canada
* 2000, Heather Frayne, Last Night’s Dream, Turnstone Press
* 2001, Joil Alpern, No One Awaiting Me, University of Calgary Press
* 2002, Chandra Mayor, August Witch, poems, Cyclops Press
* 2003, Rick Ranson, Working North: DEW Line to Drill Ship, NeWest Press
* 2004, Lori Cayer, Stealing Mercury, The Muses’ Company an imprint of J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing Inc.
* 2005, Michael Van Rooy, An Ordinary Decent Criminal, Ravenstone, an imprint of Turnstone Press
* 2006, Faith Johnston, A Great Restlessness: The Life and Politics of Dorise Nielsen, University of Manitoba Press.
* 2008, Wolf Tree by Alison Calder, published by Coteau Books.
* 2009, The Prairie Bridesmaid by Daria Salamon, published by Key Porter Books Ltd.
* 2010, Talk by Michael Nathanson, published by Playwrights Canada Press
Past Winners of The Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher
* 1998, Rhian Brynjolson, Art & Illustration for the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers & Parents, Portage & Main Press
* 1999, Alissa York, Any Given Power, Arbeiter Ring Publishing
* 2000, edited by Jake MacDonald, The Lake: An Illustrated History of Manitobans’ Cottage Country, Great Plains Publications
* 2001, J.M. Bumsted, The University of Manitoba: An Illustrated History, University of Manitoba Press
* 2002, Bill Redekop, Crimes of the Century: Manitoba’s Most Notorious True Crimes, Great Plains Publications
* 2003, John Gould, kilter: 55 fictions, Turnstone Press
* 2004, Kenneth W. Stewart and Douglas A. Watkinson, The Freshwater Fishes of Manitoba, University of Manitoba Press
* 2005, edited by David Arnason and Mhari Mackintosh, The Imagined City: A Literary History of Winnipeg, Turnstone Press
* 2006, Faith Johnston, A Great Restlessness: The Life and Politics of Dorise Nielsen, University of Manitoba Press.
* 2008, The North End: Photographs by John Paskievich (University of Manitoba Press), introduction by Stephen Osborne
. * 2009, Pauline Boutal, Destin d’artiste par Louise Duguay, publie par Les éditions du Ble
* 2010, Wild West: Nature Living on the Edge by Heather Beattie and Barbara Huck, published by Heartland Associates
Past Winners of Le Prix litteraire Rue-Deschambault
* 1989, Simone Chaput, La Vigne Amère, Les éditions du Ble
* 1991, Simone Chaput, Un piano dans le noir, Les éditions du Ble
* 1993, Roger Leveille, Causer l’amour, Les éditions du Ble
* 1996, Jean-Pierre Dube, La Grotte, Les éditions du Ble
* 1998, Marie Jack, Tant que le fleuve coule, Les éditions des Plaines
* 2000, Jean-Pierre Dube, Ma cousine Germaine, Les éditions du Ble
* 2002, J.R. Leveille, Le soleil du lac qui se couche, Les éditions du Ble
* 2004, Charles Leblanc, L’appetit du compteur: poèmes accumules, Les éditions du Ble
* 2006, Bathelemy Bolivar, Manguiers têtus, Les éditions du Ble
Past Winners of The Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award
* 1999, Gordon Sinclair Jr., Cowboys and Indians, McClelland & Stewart
* 2000, Caelum Vatnsdal, Kino delirium: the films of Guy Maddin, Arbeiter Ring Publishing
* 2001, Margaret Sweatman, When Alice Lay Down With Peter, Alfred A. Knopf
* 2002, David Bergen, The Case of Lena S., a novel, McClelland & Stewart
* 2003, Edited by Barbara Huck, Crossroads of the Continent: A History of The Forks of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, Heartland Associates Inc.
* 2004, Chandra Mayor, Cherry, Conundrum Press
* 2005, edited by David Arnason and Mhari Mackintosh, The Imagined City: A Literary History of Winnipeg, Turnstone Press
* 2006, Edited by Serena Keshavjee, Winnipeg Modern: Architecture 1945 to 1975, University of Manitoba Press.
* 2008, A Glowing Dream: A Memoir by Roland Penner, published by J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing.
* 2009, Saint-Boniface 1908-2008: reflets d’une ville, sous la direction de Andre Fauchon et Carol J. Harvey, publie par les Presses universitaires de Saint-Boniface
* 2010, Prairie Metropolis: New Essays on Winnipeg Social History by Esyllt W. Jones and Gerald Friesen, published by University of Manitoba Press
Past Winners of The John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer
* 1992, Patrick O’Connell
* 1993, David Bergen
* 1994, Elise Moore
* 1995, Ian Ross
* 1996, Miriam Toews
* 1997, Todd Bruce
* 1998, Deborah Keahey
* 1999, Melissa Steele
* 2000, Alissa York
* 2001, Suzanne Matczuk
* 2002, Marvin Francis
* 2003, Chandra Mayor
* 2004, Caelum Vatnsdal
* 2005, Lori Cayer
* 2006, Anita Daher
* 2008, Carolyn Gray
* 2009, Michael Van Rooy
* 2010, Ariel Gordon
* 2011, Michelle Elrick
Past Winners of The Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction
* 2000, Miriam Toews, Swing Low: A Life, Stoddart Publishing
* 2001, Joil Alpern, No One Awaiting Me, University of Calgary Press
* 2002, Jake MacDonald, Houseboat Chronicles: Notes from a Life in Shield Country, McClelland & Stewart
* 2003, Mark Morton, The Lover’s Tongue: A Merry Romp Through the Language of Love and Sex, Insomniac Press
* 2004, Raymond M. Hebert, Manitoba’s French-Language Crisis: A Cautionary Tale,
* McGill-Queen’s University Press
* 2005, Peter Kulchyski, Like the Sound of a Drum: Aboriginal Cultural Politics in Denendeh and Nunavut, University of Manitoba Press
* 2006, Faith Johnston, A Great Restlessness: The Life and Politics of Dorise Nielsen, University of Manitoba Press.
* 2008, Canada’s Wheat King: The Life and Times of Seager Wheeler by Jim Shilliday, published by the Canadian Plains Research Centre / University of Regina.
* 2009, Lord Selkirk: A Life by J.M. Bumsted, published by University of Manitoba Press
* 2010, Degrees: The Extraordinary Lives of Jules Jusserand by Robert J. Young, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press
Past Winners of The Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction
* 2000, Wayne Tefs, Moon Lake, Turnstone Press
* 2001, Margaret Sweatman, When Alice Lay Down With Peter, Alfred A. Knopf
* 2002, Don Bailey, A Stranger to Myself, Oberon Press
* 2003, Armin Wiebe, Tatsea, Turnstone Press
* 2004, Miriam Toews, A Complicated Kindness, Alfred A. Knopf Canada
* 2005, David Bergen, The Time in Between, McClelland & Stewart
* 2006, Melissa Steele, Beautiful Girl Thumb, Turnstone Press.
* 2008, The Penance Drummer and Other Stories by Lois Braun, published by Turnstone Press.
* 2009, The Retreat by David Bergen, published by McClelland and Stewart Ltd.
* 2010, an unexpected break in the weather by Deborah Schnitzer, published by Turnstone Press
Past Winners of the Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry
* 2006, Laurie Block, Time Out of Mind, Oolichan Books.
* 2008, Wolf Tree by Alison Calder, published by Coteau Books.
* 2009, this is a small northern town by Rosanna Deerchild, published by The Muses’ Company, an imprint of J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
* 2010: Mama Dada: Songs of the Baroness’s Dog by Jan Horner, published by Turnstone Press
Past Winners of The McNally Robinson Book for Young People Awards*
* 1995, Margaret Buffie, The Dark Garden, Kids Can Press
* 1996, Margaret Shaw-MacKinnon, Tiktala, Stoddart Publishing

*This award was split into two categories in 1997: Younger and Older
McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award – Older
* 1997, Diana Wieler, RanVan: Magic Nation, Groundwood Books
* 1998, Diana Wieler, Drive, Groundwood Books
* 1999, Martha Brooks, Being with Henry, Groundwood Books
* 2000, Linda Holeman, Raspberry House Blues, Tundra Books
* 2001, Eva Wiseman, My Canary Yellow Star, Tundra Books
* 2002, Linda Holeman, Search of the Moon King’s Daughter, Tundra Books
* 2003, Duncan Thornton, The Star-Glass, Coteau Books
* 2004, Margaret Buffie, The Finder, Kids Can Press
* 2005, Diane Juttner Perreault, Breath of the Dragon, Great Plains Publications
* 2006, Larry Verstraete, Lost Treasures: True Stories of Discovery, Scholastic Canada.
* 2008, Sandbag Shuffle by Kevin Marc Fournier, published by Thistledown Press
* 2009, My Mother is a French Fry and Further Proof of my Fuzzed-Up Life by Colleen Sydor, published by Kids Can Press
* 2010, Puppet by Eva Wiseman, published by Tundra Books
McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award – Younger
* 1997, Sheldon Oberman, By the Hanukkah Light, Boyds Mills Press
* 1998, Deferrred to 1999
* 1999, Colleen Sydor, Smarty Pants, Lobster Press
* 2000, Deferred to 2001
* 2001, Sheldon Oberman, The Wisdom Bird, Boyds Mills Press
* 2002, Deferred to 2003
* 2003, Connie Colker Steiner, Shoes for Amelie, Lobster Press
* 2004, Deferred to 2005
* 2005, Colleen Sydor, Camilla Chameleon, Kids Can Press
* 2006, Colleen Sydor, Raising a Little Stink, Kids Can Press
* 2009, Goose Girl by Joe McLellan and Matrine McLellan, illustrated by Rhian Brynjolson, by Pemmican Publications
* 2010, Timmerman Was Here by Colleen Sydor, published by Tundra Books
Past Winners of Manitoba Book Design Awards*
* 1992, You Don’t Get to be a Saint designed by Marilyn Morton, Turnstone Press

*This award was split into two categories in 1993: for Adults and for Children
Book Design for Adults
* 1993, Lakes, Lures & Lodges designed by Manuela Dias, Turnstone Press
* 1994, A Stone in My Shoe: Teaching Literacy in Times of Change designed by Laura Ayers, Peguis Publishers
* 1995, One Room in a Castle designed by Manuela Dias, Turnstone Press
* 1996, Sam & Angie designed by Manuela Dias, Turnstone Press
* 1997, Bread, Wine and Angels designed by Manuela Dias, Turnstone Press
Book Design for Children
* 1993, A Dozen Silk Diapers designed by A.O. Osen, Hyperion Press
* 1994, Som See and the Magic Elephant designed by A.O. Osen, Hyperion Press
* 1995, Super Paper Airplanes designed by Norman Schmidt, Hyperion Press
* 1996, Alice Falls Apart designed by Stewart Duncan, Bain and Cox
* 1997, Juliana and the Medicine Fish designed by Peter George of Taylor George Design, Great Plains Publications

*The Book Design for Adults and Book Design for Children awards were replaced in 1998 by the Book Design of the Year Award and Best Illustrated Book of the Year Award.
Manuela Dias Book Design of the Year
* 1998, Kelly Clark designed by Fran Carmichael, University of Manitoba Press, Winnipeg Art Gallery and New Delta Arts Foundation
* 1999, Les éditions du Ble :25 ans d’édition designed by Bernard Leveille, Les éditions du Ble
* 2000, Choke Hold designed by Manuela Dias, Turnstone Press
* 2001, Le soleil du lac qui se couche designed by Bernard Leveille, Les éditions du Ble
* 2002, The 52nd Poem: A Novel designed by Gallant Design Ltd., Great Plains Publications
* 2003, The Guide to Textiles for Interiors, 3rd Edition designed by Gallant Design Ltd. (Relish Design Studio Ltd.), published by Portage & Main Press
* 2004, 4 X 4, interior design by Sharon Caseburg, cover design by Tetro Design, published by Turnstone Press
* 2005, Poste restante: cartes poetiques du Senegal, interior design by Marcelle Lussier (urbanink), cover design and illustrations by Anna Binta Diallo, published by Les éditions du Ble
* 2006, Going Downtown: A History of Winnipeg’s Portage Avenue, interior and cover design by Relish Design Studio Inc., llustrations by Relish Design Studio Inc., published by Great Plains Publications.
* 2008, Take Comfort: the Career of Charles Comfort, designed by Frank Reimer Design, photographs by Ernest Mayer, published by The Winnipeg Art Gallery.
* 2009, Pauline Boutal, Destin d’artiste par Louise Duguay, graphiste Susan Chafe, publie par Les éditions du Ble
* 2010, Dead on Arrival: Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba Journal 2009 by various contributors, design by Zach Pauls, published by DoA Press
Best Illustrated Book of the Year
* 1998, Cartoon Charlie designed by Bill Stewart, Great Plains Publications
* 1999, Pelicans to Polar Bears designed by Dawn Huck, Heartland Publications
* 2000, Exploring the Fur Trade Routes of North America designed by Dawn Huck, Heartland Publications
* 2001, In Search of the Western Sea la recherche de la mer de l’Ouest designed by Gallant Design Ltd., Great Plains Publications & Les éditions du Ble
* 2002, Ma petite rue qui m’a menee autour du monde illustrated by Real Berard, designed by Bernard Leveille, Les editions du Ble
* 2003, The Birds of Manitoba illustrated by Rudolf Koes, designed by Brendan Carruthers, cover design by Tim Philippi and Brendan Carruthers, published by Manitoba Naturalists Society
* 2004, The Freshwater Fishes of Manitoba, illustrated by Douglas A. Watkinson, interior and cover design by Doowah Design, published by University of Manitoba Press
* 2005, Étienne Gaboury, photography by Henry Kalen, interior and cover design by Faye Hellner and Jason Herzog, published by Les éditions du Ble
* 2006, Early Masters: Inuit Sculpture 1949-1955, photographs by Ernest Mayer, interior and cover design by Frank Reimer, published by the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
* 2008, Take Comfort: the Career of Charles Comfort, designed by Frank Reimer Design, photographs by Ernest Mayer, published by The Winnipeg Art Gallery.
* 2009, The Harry Winrob Collection of Inuit Sculpture, curated by Darlene Coward Wight, design by Frank Reimer, published by The Winnipeg Art Gallery
* 2010 All our Changes: Images from the Sixties Generation by Gerry Kopelow, cover design by Doowah Design, interior design by Doowah Design and Gerry Kopelow, published by University of Manitoba Press
Past Winners of Manitoba Writing and Publishing Lifetime Achievement Award
* 2004, Carol Shields
* 2006, Ron Robinson and J. R. Leveille