2016/2017 Les Prix du livre du Manitoba Book Awards

2017 Manitoba Book Awards Recipients
Les Lauréats des Prix du livre du Manitoba

Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction/ Prix Alexander-Kennedy-Isbister pour les études et essais
Naamiwan’s Drum: The Story of a Contested Repatriation of Anishinaabe Artefacts by Maureen Matthews, published by University of Toronto Press

Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award/ Prix littéraire Carol-Shields de la ville de Winnipeg
The Break by Katherena Vermette, published by House of Anansi Press

Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Awards/ Prix Manuela-Dias de conception graphique et d’illustration en édition
DESIGN CATEGORY
Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Issues in Canada by Chelsea Vowel, cover design by Relish New Brand Experience, published by HighWater Press, an imprint of Portage and Main Press

GENERAL ILLUSTRATED CATEGORY
Giants’ Well by Scott A. Ford, illustration and design by Scott A. Ford, published by Scott A. Ford

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED CATEGORY
Rudiger and the Painted Door by Jonathan Toews, illustrated by Ryan Polinsky, Peasantry Press

GRAPHIC NOVEL:
Will I See by David Alexander Robertson, illustrated by GMB Chomichuk, cover design by Relish New Brand Experience, based on the story by Iskwé and Erin Leslie, published by HighWater Press, an imprint of Portage and Main Press

Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction
The Break by Katherena Vermette, published by House of Anansi Press

Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher/ Prix Mary-Scorer pour le meilleur livre par un éditeur du Manitoba
The Spanish Boy by C.S. Reardon, cover design by Doowah Design, published by Signature Editions

Lansdowne Prize for Poetry/Prix Lansdowne de poésie
Tell Them It Was Mozart by Angeline Schellenberg, published by Brick Books

McNally Robinson Book for Young People Awards
Younger:
When We Were Alone by David Alexander Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett, design by Relish New Brand Experience, published by HighWater Press, an imprint of Portage and Main Press

Older:
Trouble Makes a Comeback by Stephanie Tromly, published by Kathy Dawson Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House

Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book
Tell Them It Was Mozart by Angeline Schellenberg, published by Brick Books

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

The Chris Johnson Award for Best Play by a Manitoba Playwright/Prix Chris-Johnson pour la meilleure pièce par un dramaturge manitobain
Social Studies by Trish Cooper, produced at Prairie Theatre Exchange, 2015, published by Scirocco Drama

Le Prix littéraire Rue-Deschambault
FM Youth par Stéphane Oystryk, publié par Les Éditions du Blé

Beatrice Mosionier Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award/Prix
Beatrice Mosionier pourl’écrivain.e autochtone de l’année
A tie: Trevor Greyeyes and David Alexander Robertson

Lifetime Achievement Award:
David Arnason

McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award
The Break by Katherena Vermette, published by House of Anansi Press

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History

The first Manitoba Book Award, sponsored by McNally Robinson, was presented at the Manitoba Writers’ Guild’s annual general meeting held in 1989, for Recent Mistakes by Jan Horner (Turnstone Press, published in 1988).

Over the years, more awards were added, and more sponsors came on board. Today, the Manitoba Book Awards are produced by the Manitoba Writers’ Guild, with the assistance of the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers. The awards consist of 15 separate categories, and include six bilingual awards and one French-only prize.

The awards honor books written by Manitobans, published in Manitoba, or about Manitoba.

Award Administrators

The Association of Manitoba Book Publishers administers the following 6 awards:

Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction / Prix Alexander-Kennedy-Isbister pour les études et essais (English / français)

Best Illustrated Book of the Year Award / Meilleur livre illustré de l’année (English / français)

Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award / Prix littéraire Carol-Shields de la ville de Winnipeg (English / français)

Manuela Dias Book Design of the Year Award / Prix Manuela-Dias de conception graphique en édition (English / français)

Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction (English only)

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

The Manitoba Writers Guild administers the following 9 awards:

Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry / Prix Lansdowne de poésie (English / français)

Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book (English only)

John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer (English / français)

Lifetime Achievement Award

McNally Robinson Book of the Year (English only)

McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award (Older Category; English only)

McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award (Younger Category; English only)

Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction (English only) BIENNIAL

Le Prix littéraire Rue-Deschambault (français seulement, Différé jusqu’à 2014) BIENNIAL

For more information about any of the Manitoba Book Awards, please see www.manitobabookawards.com or contact the Manitoba Writers guild at
[email protected]
Telephone: 204-944-8013