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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 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