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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