Sunday, 5 April 2015

2015 Manitoba Book Awards: Nominees announced


The Manitoba Writers' Guild and the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers recently announced the 2015 nominees for the Manitoba Book Awards. 

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The Manitoba Book Awards are presented in the following 13 categories:

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

• Beatrice Mosionier Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award / Prix Beatrice-Mosionier pour l’écrivain/e autochtone de l’année


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


• The Chris Johnson Award for Best Play by a Manitoba Playwright / Prix Chris-Johnson pour la meilleure pièce par un dramaturge manitobain


• Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book


• John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer / Prix John-Hirsch pour l’écrivain manitobain le plus prometteur


• Lansdowne Prize for Poetry / Prix Lansdowne de poésie


• Le Prix littéraire Rue-Deschambault


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

  • Design Category (emphasis on cover design and typography)
  • Children’s Books/Graphic Novels Category
  • General Illustration Category
• Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction

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

• McNally Robinson Books for Young People Awards
  • Younger category
  • Older Category
• McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award 

 
The awards will be presented at the Manitoba Book Awards gala, on Sunday April 25th at the Marlborough Hotel.

As I always do like to focus on the awards for younger readers, I've included the short-listed nominees for the Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Awards and the McNally Robinson Books for Young People Awards.




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

Children’s Books/Graphic Novels Category


Cassie and Tonk
Created and illustrated by Justin Currie
Written by GMB Chomichuk
Robotic reference by Will Liddle
Chasing Artwork


The Chair by the Side of the Road

by Adrian Hawaleshka
self-published/Friesen Press
Illustrated by Natasha Boone


The Peacemaker: Thanadelthur (Tales from Big Spirit Series)

by David Alexander Robertson
HighWater Press (an imprint of Portage & Main Press)
Design by Relish New Brand Experience
Illustrated by Wai Tien







McNally Robinson Books for Young People Awards


In the Younger Category:

 
 
The Chair by the Side of the Road 
by Adrian Hawaleshka
self-published/Friesen Press 
 
The Firewalker 
by Shezza Ansloos 
Pemmican Publications


Hokey Dowa Gerda and the Snowflake Girl 
by M.J. Matheson
Peanut Butter Press  

Mr. Jacobson’s Window 
by Deborah Froese
Peanut Butter Press

 
 
Princess 
by Dennis Fast
Heartland Associates











In the Older Category:


Empty Cup  
by Suzanne Costigan
Rebelight Publishing


Missing in Paradise  
by Larry Verstraete
Rebelight Publishing


Tucson Jo  
by Carol Matas
Fictive Press


The World Outside  
by Eva Wiseman
Tundra Books


Your Constant Star 
by Brenda Hasiuk
Orca Book Publishers










Find more details on this year's nominees at the Manitoba Book Awards website.

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