Starred Reviews & Bestsellers
Happy 2018! We are thrilled to start the new year with a starred review in Quill & Quire for Thomas Trofimuk’s This Is All A Lie. Grab your copy of this exceptional magazine for Canadian literature, which calls Thomas’ novel “a powerful, dazzling accomplishment.” This Is All A Lie has also been selected for The Complete […]Read More
Warm greetings from Great Plains! We hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. See you in 2018! Read our latest e-news here. Want to receive Great Plains news in your inbox? Subscribe today!Read More
Yellow Dog Launches!
We are proud to announce the launch of Yellow Dog, our latest imprint named in honour of our favourite #dogAtWork, Scout. You can read all about the imprint in our latest e-news. Interested in submitting? Be sure to review our guidelines. While we’re jazzed about the Spring list – announcement coming soon! – we are […]Read More
After nearly 16 years guarding and greeting couriers, employees and authors, Scout slipped away to a new chapter in life. In all his time as official greeter for Great Plains, he showed an unerring nose for literary talent and routinely offered himself up as inspiration for sometimes lame Christmas cards. Scout has passed the baton, ‘er […]Read More
Five Thousand and Counting!
Abandoned Manitoba by Gordon Goldsborough has surpassed 5,000 copies sold! Since its launch in October of 2016, Abandoned Manitoba has flown off store shelves. Here at Great Plains, we have hit the reprint button three times to ensure enough stock was available to retailers. Congratulations to Gordon Goldsborough on being the fastest Great Plains author to […]Read More
Two Titles on the Shortlist
Congratulations to Katherine Koller and Natasha Deen, who have both made the Alberta Readers’ Choice Awards shortlist. Natasha Deen’s Gatekeeper is the second book in her Guardian series. Watch for the final book, Game’s End, this fall! Art Lessons by Katherine Koller is a crossover fiction title, appropriate for teenage audiences as well as adults. Art Lessons […]Read More
We are pleased to announce Lyse Champagne’s The Light That Remains has been shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award! The Jury had this to say about Lyse’s exceptional collection: Through the brutal lens of war, the stories in The Light that Remains span the twentieth century and travel the globe. Readers are caught up […]Read More
We are gearing up for our final releases of the Spring 2017 season! On May 11th Byron Rempel will visit Winnipeg to launch The Bodice Ripper. The novel follows McGill professor Anna Hill as she gives up on a romance of her own, and fashions a harlequin of her own set in Medieval Spain. But […]Read More
Manitoba Book Awards Nominations
The Manitoba Book Awards have announced this year’s shortlist, and we are delighted to see Great Plains authors on the list! Gordon Goldsborough’s Abandoned Manitoba is up for the Isbister Award for Non-Fiction, the Manuela Dias Book Design Award for General Illustration and the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher. Her Darling Boy by Tom Goodman […]Read More