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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.

The event is organized by the Manitoba Writers’ Guild. Tickets are $10 plus fees and can be purchased through Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/manitoba-book-awardsgala- tickets-45036178422

Please note that the Beatrice Mosionier Indigenous Writer of the Year Award/ Prix Beatrice-Mosionier pour l’écrivaine ou l’écrivain autochtone de l’année has been held over until next year.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

SHORTLISTS

Lansdowne Prize for Poetry/Prix Lansdowne de poésie

Comma by Jennifer Still, published by Book*hug

Empreintes de Lise Gaboury-Diallo, publié par Les Éditions du Blé

Iolaire by Karen Clavelle, published by Turnstone Press

Midway Radicals & Archi-Poems by Ted Landrum, published by Signature Editions

The Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Awards/Prix Manuela-Dias de

conception graphique et d’illustration en édition

Book Design

Children Shouldn’t Use Knives and Other Tales by Shirley Camia, cover and interior

design by Matthew Stevens and Shirley Camia, illustrations by Cindy Mochizuki,

published by At Bay Press

No Man’s Land: The Life and Art of Mary Riter Hamilton by Kathryn A. Young and

Sarah M. McKinnon, cover and interior design by Jess Koroscil, published by

University of Manitoba Press

Spirit of a Hundred Thousand Dead Animals by Jim Nason, cover design by Terry

Gallagher of Doowah Design, interior design by Melody Morrissette, published by

Signature Editions

Strangers – Book 1 of The Reckoner Series by David A. Robertson, cover and interior

design by Relish New Brand Experience, cover art and illustrations by Peter Diamond,

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

Children’s Illustration

Hidden Friends: Baapi and the Memegwesiwak by Kimberly Kakegamic, cover, interior

design, and illustrations by Rosalyn Boucha, published by Manitoba First Nations

Education Resource Centre Inc.

Monster Truck Buck by Dan O’Dell, illustrations by Jason Doll, published by Peanut

Butter Press

Where Do Sticky Buns Come From? by Jon McPhail, design and illustration by Jonathan

Dyck, published by Jonnies Sticky Buns Inc.

General Illustration

Astana: Architecture, Myth, and Destiny by Frank Albo, cover and interior design
by Hayden Sundmark, published by Les Éditions des Plaines/Vidacom

Ningiukulu Teevee by Darlene Coward Wight, cover and interior design by Lisa Friesen

of Ninth and May Design Co., published by Winnipeg Art Gallery

The North End Revisited: Photographs by John Paskievich by John Paskievich, cover

and interior design by FrankReimer, photography by John Paskievich, published by University of Manitoba Press

Portraits of the North by Gerald Kuehl, cover design by Dave Maddocks of Shine

Branding, illustrations by Gerald Kuehl, published by Les Éditions des Plaines/Vidacom

Warehouse Journal 26, edited and designed by Melinda Dao and Emily Warsza,

published by the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Architecture

Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher/Prix Mary-Scorer pour

le meilleur livre par un éditeur du Manitoba

#IndianLovePoems by Tenille K. Campbell, cover design by Doowah Design, cover photo

by sweetmoon photography, published by Signature Editions

From the Tundra to the Trenches by Eddy Weetaltuk, interior design by Jess Koroscil,

cover design by Mike Carroll, published by University of Manitoba Press

Lake Agassiz: The Rise and Demise of the World’s Greatest Lake by Bill Redekop,

interior and cover design by Lisa Friesen of Ninth and May Design Co., published by

Heartland Associates Inc.

Iolaire by Karen Clavelle, interior and cover design by Jamis Paulson, published
by Turnstone Press

The North End Revisited: Photographs by John Paskievich by John Paskievich, cover

and interior design by Frank Reimer, photography by John Paskievich, published

by University of Manitoba Press

Pemmican Wars: A Girl Called Echo; Volume 1 by Katherena Vermette, interior and

cover design by Relish New Brand Experience, artwork by Scott B. Henderson, colour by

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

Snacks: A Canadian Food History by Janis Thiessen, interior design by Jess Koroscil,

cover design by David Drummond, published by University of Manitoba Press

Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction/Prix Alexander-Kennedy-

Isbister pour les études et essais

The Best of All Possible Worlds: Reflections on the Interlake by David Arnason,

published by Turnstone Press

Lake Agassiz: The Rise and Demise of the World’s Greatest Lake by Bill Redekop,

published by Heartland Associates Inc.

Portraits of the North by Gerald Kuehl, published by Les Éditions des Plaines/Vidacom

Runaway Wives and Rogue Feminists by Margo Goodhand, published by Fernwood

Publishing

Snacks: A Canadian Food History by Janis Thiessen, published by University of

Manitoba Press

The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen by Hope Nicholson, published by Quirk

Books

Threads in the Sash: The Story of the Métis People by Fred J. Shore, published by

Pemmican Publications

The Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction

Grandmother, Laughing by Armin Wiebe, published by Turnstone Press

Once More with Feeling by Méira Cook, published by House of Anansi Press

The Water Beetles by Michael Kaan, published by Goose Lane Editions

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

Winnipeg

Green Blankstein Russell and Associates: An Architectural Legacy by Jeffrey

Thorsteinson and Brennan Smith, published by Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

Lake Agassiz: The Rise and Demise of the World’s Greatest Lake by Bill Redekop,

published by Heartland Associates Inc.

The North End Revisited: Photographs by John Paskievich by John Paskievich,

published by University of Manitoba Press

Once More with Feeling by Méira Cook, published by House of Anansi Press

Visual Celebrations II / Célébrations Visuelles II by Patricia Bovey and Leona Herzog,

published by Hôpital St-Boniface Hospital

The Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction

The Bootlegger’s Confession by Allan Levine, published by Ravenstone Press, an imprint

of Turnstone Press

Fragment by Craig Russell, published by Thistledown Press

The Mermaid’s Tale by D.G. Valdron, published by Five River Publishing

Strangers – Book 1 of The Reckoner Series by David A. Robertson, published by
HighWater Press, an imprint of Portage & Main Press

John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer/Prix John-Hirsch pour

l’écrivain manitobain le plus prometteur

Karen Clavelle

Anne Mahon

Craig Terlson

Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book

Astana: Architecture, Myth, and Destiny by Frank Albo, published by Les Éditions des

Plaines/Vidacom

Portraits of the North by Gerald Kuehl, published by Les Éditions des Plaines/Vidacom

Runaway Wives and Rogue Feminists by Margo Goodhand, published by Fernwood

Publishing

The Water Beetles by Michael Kaan, published by Goose Lane Editions

McNally Robinson Book for Young People Awards

Older Category

Blood Brothers by Colleen Nelson, published by Dundurn Press

Strangers – Book 1 of The Reckoner Series by David A. Robertson, published by

HighWater Press, an imprint of Portage & Main Press

Thistlewood by Donna Chubaty, published by Grasmere Publishing

Younger Category

The Sockeye Mother by Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett David Huson) and illustrated by

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

Sweet without Sugar by Tamika Reid, published by Tamika Reid

Where Do Sticky Buns Come From? by Jon McPhail, published by Jonnies Sticky Buns

Inc.

McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award

Once More with Feeling by Méira Cook, published by House of Anansi Press

Portraits of the North by Gerald Kuehl, published by Les Éditions des Plaines/Vidacom

Runaway Wives and Rogue Feminists by Margo Goodhand, published by Fernwood

Publishing

Snacks: A Canadian Food History by Janis Thiessen, published by University of

Manitoba Press

The Water Beetles by Michael Kaan, published by Goose Lane Editions

The Manitoba Book Awards thanks the following sponsors for their generous

support:

Sponsors:

Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada

Friesens Corporation

Manitoba Arts Council | Conseil des arts du Manitoba

Manitoba Foundation for the Arts | Fondation manitobaine pour les arts

McNally Robinson Booksellers

Prairie Fire Press

Province of Manitoba, Department of Sport, Culture and Heritage

University of Manitoba: Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture

Winnipeg Arts Council | Conseil des arts de Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Foundation

The Winnipeg International Writers Festival

For more information about the Manitoba Book Awards, please contact:

Susan Rocan, chair

Manitoba Writers’ Guild

Ph: 204-944-8013

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