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We are not yet accepting submissions for books published in 2020. Please watch for updated information about submitting titles to be announced in mid-October 2020.  

 

PRESENTING . . .    NOUS VOUS PRÉSENTONS . . .

 

* Alexander Kennedy  Isbister  Award for Non-Fiction / Prix Alexander-Kennedy-Isbister pour les études et  essais           

Friends, Foes, and Furs: George Nelson's Lake Winnipeg Journals, 1804–1822

edited by Harry W. Duckworth, published by McGill-Queen's University Press

sponsor: Manitoba Arts Council

jury: Lara Mainville, Kenneth Meadwell, Nancy Senior

 

* Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award / Prix littéraire Carol-Shields de la ville de Winnipeg

The North-West Is Our Mother: The Story of Louis Riel’s People, the Métis Nation

by Jean Teillet, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.           

sponsor: Winnipeg Arts Council

jury: Stephanie George, Grant Guy, Frances Koncan

 

* Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book

Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related.

by Jenny Heijun Wills, published by McClelland & Stewart

sponsor: Winnipeg Foundation 

jury: Arleen Paré, Tamar Rubin, Matthew Stepanic

 

* John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer / Prix John-Hirsch pour l’écrivain(e) manitobain(e) le plus prometteur

Lauren Carter

sponsor: Manitoba Foundation for the Arts & Manitoba Arts Council

jury: Michael Fraser, Bev Greenberg, Carolyn Minor, Barb Schott

 

* Lansdowne Prize for Poetry / Prix Lansdowne de poésie

St. Boniface Elegies

by Catherine Hunter, published by Signature Editions

sponsor: Winnipeg Foundation

jury: Herménégilde Chiasson, Annick MacAskill, Carolyn Souaid

 

* Manuela Dias Design and Illustration Awards / Prix Manuela-Dias de conception graphique et d’illustration en édition

i. Book Design / Conception de livre

ROMANS/SNOWMARE 

by Cam Scott, cover and interior design by LOKI, published by ARP Books

ii. Children’s Illustration / Illustration de livres pour enfant

The Grizzly Mother (Book Two, Mothers of Xsan)

by Hetxw'ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson), illustrations and cover art by Natasha Donovan,

cover and interior design by Relish New Brand Experience,

published by HighWater Press, an imprint of Portage & Main Press

iii. General Illustration / Illustration et iconographie

Portraits of the Far North 

by Gerald Kuehl, art by Gerald Kuehl, design by Dave Maddocks, published by Vidacom Publications

jury: Ana Chabrand, Andrew Wooldridge

 

* Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction           

This Has Nothing to Do with You

by Lauren Carter, published by Freehand Books

sponsor: Manitoba Arts Council 

jury: Taidgh Lynch, John O'Neill, Danielle Pilon

 

* Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher / Prix Mary-Scorer pour le meilleur livre par un éditeur du Manitoba

This Place: 150 Years Retold

edited and published by HighWater Press, an imprint of Portage & Main Press,

cover art by Natasha Donovan, cover and interior design by Relish New Brand Experience

sponsor: Friesens 

jury: Philip Bravo, Don Gorman, Krystyna Ross

 

* McNally Robinson Book of the Year

This Place: 150 Years Retold

edited and published by HighWater Press, an Imprint of Portage & Main Press,

cover art by Natasha Donovan, cover and interior design by Relish New Brand Experience

sponsor: McNally Robinson Booksellers 

jury: Vivian Hansen, Jim Nason, Jennifer Still

 

* McNally Robinson Book for Young People: Younger Category

The Promise Basket

by Bill Richardson, illustrated by Slavka Kolesar,

published by Groundwood Books

sponsor: McNally Robinson Booksellers

jury: Jan Markley, Peter Midgley, Penny Thomas

 

* Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction

Operation Stealth Seed

by George Amabile, published by Signature Editions

sponsors: Manitoba Writers’ Guild, Prairie Fire, Winnipeg International Writers Festival

jury: Neena Brar, Michael Kaan, Andrew Pyper

 

CONGRATULATIONS!   FÉLICITATIONS !