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Correction to the Announcement of the Recipients of the 2019 Manitoba Book Awards / Les Prix du livre du Manitoba

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

Correction to the announcement of the recipients of the 2019 Manitoba Book Awards / Les Prix du livre du Manitoba 

May 8, 2019, Winnipeg MB: The Manitoba Book Awards / Les Prix du livre du Manitoba presented 11 separate awards recognizing excellence in Manitoba writing, book design, and publishing at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on Friday evening, May 3, 2019. 

CORRECTION: In 2019, the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award was declared a tie by the jury who selected two recipients for the prestigious award for best first book by a Manitoba author. Due to a record-keeping error, only one recipient, Tasha Spillett, was announced at the event on May 3.  The Manitoba Book Awards / Les Prix du livre du Manitoba is proud to announce that Clean Sweep by Michael J. Clark, published by ECW Press, was also selected as a recipient of the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Author. 

Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book by a Manitoba Author  

Awarded to the Manitoba writer whose first professionally-published book is deemed the best written. (Sponsor: The Winnipeg Foundation) 

RECIPIENTS:  

Clean Sweep by Michael J. Clark, published by ECW Press  
Surviving the City written by Tasha Spillett, illustrated by Natasha Donovan, published by HighWater Press, an imprint of Portage & Main Press 

SHORTLIST: 

Clean Sweep by Michael J. Clark, published by ECW Press  
Learning the Hard Way by Joseph Bird, published by Goldrock Press, with support from the Manitoba Arts Council   
Night Became Years by Jason Stefanik, published by Coach House Books  
Surviving the City, written by Tasha Spillett, illustrated by Natasha Donovan, published by HighWater Press, an imprint of Portage & Main Press  

We regret this error, and congratulate both recipients and all nominees.

The Manitoba Book Awards / Les Prix du livre du Manitoba recognize excellence in Manitoba writing, book design, and publishing. 

For more information on the Manitoba Book Awards, contact:  
Book Awards Coordinator   
Email: info (at) manitobabookawards.com  

Website: manitobabookawards.com  

Facebook: @mbbookawards  
Instagram: @mbbookawards

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POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE

 Les Prix du livre du Manitoba / Manitoba Book Awards : une correction à la liste des lauréats et lauréates 2019

Le 8 mai 2019 – Winnipeg (Manitoba) – Lors d’une soirée tenue au Musée des beaux-arts de Winnipeg le 3 mai 2019, les responsables des Prix du livre du Manitoba / Manitoba Book Awards ont remis aux lauréates et lauréats 11 prix distincts qui reconnaissent l’excellence en écriture, en conception de livre et en édition au Manitoba.

RECTIFICATIF : En 2019, les membres du jury du Prix Eileen McTavish avaient choisi ex aequo deux finalistes pour le meilleur premier livre par un.e auteur.e manitobain.e. À cause d’une erreur dans la tenue du dossier, une lauréate seulement, Tasha Spillett, a été annoncée comme lauréate lors de l’événement du 3 mai. Les responsables des Prix du livre du Manitoba sont heureux d’annoncer que l’ouvrage Clean Sweep de Michael J. Clark, publié par ECW Press, a également été choisi comme lauréat du Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book by a Manitoba Author.

Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book by a Manitoba Author

(Anglais seulement)

LAURÉAT ET LAURÉATE :

Clean Sweep par Michael J. Clark, publié par ECW Press 
Surviving the City écrit par Tasha Spillett, illustré par Natasha Donovan, publié par HighWater Press, une collection de Portage & Main Press

LES FINALISTES : 

Clean Sweep par Michael J. Clark, publié par ECW Press 
Learning the Hard Way par Joseph Bird, publié par Goldrock Press 
Night Became Years par Jason Stefanik, publié par Coach House Press 
Surviving the City écrit par Tasha Spillett, illustré par Natasha Donovan, publié par HighWater Press, une collection de Portage & Main Press.

Nous regrettons cette erreur et nous félicitons les deux lauréat.e.s ainsi que tous les finalistes.

Les Prix du livre du Manitoba / The Manitoba Book Awards soulignent l’excellence en écriture, en conception de livres et en édition au Manitoba.

Pour de plus amples renseignements au sujet des Prix du livre du Manitoba, veuillez contacter :

La coordonnatrice des prix du livre
Courriel : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Site Web : manitobabookawards.com 
Facebook : @mbbookawards
Instagram: @mbbookawards

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Call for Submissions: Deadline November 23, 2018

Submissions are now open for the Manitoba Book Awards/Les Prix du livre du Manitoba! November 23, 2018 is this year’s submission deadline (post-marked). Guidelines can be found here. All entries must be submitted through our new online entry form.

The 31st annual Manitoba Book Awards will be held on the evening of Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Watch for further event details and ticket information closer to the event.

The event celebrates local talent and diverse books! Many of the book award categories are bilingual (open to both French and English book entries).

Read more: Call for Submissions: Deadline November 23, 2018

2018 Manitoba Book Awards Shortlists Announced

Manitoba Book Awards shortlists announced!
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Winnipeg – The Manitoba Writers’ Guild, with the assistance of the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers, would like to announce the shortlists for the upcoming Manitoba Book Awards.

The awards ceremony, hosted by CTV personality Rachel Lagacé, will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the Robert B. Schultz Theatre (91 Ralph Campbell Rd.) at the University of Manitoba’s St. John’s College. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the ceremony starting at 7:00 p.m.

Read more: 2018 Manitoba Book Awards Shortlists Announced