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2016 Manitoba Book Awards Shortlists

"This year we are awarding accolades, some small amount of fame, and over $30 000 to Manitoba writers, illustrators/designers, and publishers through the Manitoba Book Awards. The writing and publishing industry is thriving sector of the economy in Manitoba and the Manitoba Book Awards strives to acknowledge the wit, the art, and the profound dedication of all of those who fill our pages with “made in Manitoba” literature. This year’s shortlists exemplify the diverse talent that exists here in Manitoba. We can see in the words and lines of each shortlisted book an illustration of local lives and stories."

by Kerry Clare · Tagged manitoba book awards

calling down the sky

by (author) Rosanna Deerchild

Exquisite Monsters

by (author) K.I. Press

A Daytripper's Guide To Manitoba

Exploring Canada's Undiscovered Province

by (author) Bartley Kives

Road to Atlantis

by (author) Leo Brent Robillard

After Light

by (author) Catherine Hunter

Lessons from a Nude Man

by (author) Donna Besel


by (author) Basma Kavanagh

Kraken Bake

by (author) Karen Dudley

Blue Vengeance

by (author) Alison Preston

From the Barren Lands

Fur Trade, First Nations, and a Life in Northern Canada

by (author) Leonard Flett


by (author) Maureen Fergus
illustrated by Dusan Petricic

Forever Julia

Ghost Stories from the Heart of the Continent

by (author) Jodi Carmichael

Decolonizing Employment

Aboriginal Inclusion in Canada's Labour Market

by (author) Shauna MacKinnon

The Idea of a Human Rights Museum

contributions by Karen Busby, Adam Muller, Andrew Woolford, Jennifer Carter, Clint Curle, Angela Failler, Helen Fallding, Jodi Giesbrecht, Amanda Grzyb, George Jacob, Stephen Jaeger, A. Dirk Moses, Jorge A. Nállim, Ken Norman, Armando Perla, David Petrasek, Ruth B. Phillips, Christopher Powell, Mary Reid, Roger I. Simon & Struan Sinclair

Wish You Were Here

Hand-tinted Postcards from Winnipeg's Halcyon Days

by (author) Stan Milosevic

Indigenous Men and Masculinities

Legacies, Identities, Regeneration

edited by Robert Alexander Innes & Kim Anderson
interviewee Warren Cariou, Daniel Heath Justice, Gregory Scofield, William Kahalepuna Richards & Thomas Ka’auwai Kaulukukui
contributions by Ty P. Kāwika Tengan, Brendan Hokowhitu, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Sam McKegney, Bob Antone, Phillip Borell, Kimberly Minor, Richard Van Camp, Scott L. Morgensen, Robert Henry, Allison Piché, Sasha Sky, Leah Sneider, Erin Sutherland, John Swift, Lisa Tatonetti & Lloyd L. Lee

Letters to Brian

A Year of Living and Remembrance

by (author) Martha Brooks

Off the Ropes

My Story

by (author) Roland Vandal & Carlene Rummery


by (author) G.M.B. Chomichuk

Ghost Most Foul

by (author) Patti Grayson

Monologue Dogs

by (author) Méira Cook

The Land We Are

Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation

edited by Gabrielle Hill & Sophie McCall

Life Among the Qallunaat

by (author) Mini Aodla Freeman
edited by Keavy Martin & Julie Rak

Too Far Gone

by (author) Chadwick Ginther

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