Danuta Gleed

May 02, 2017

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 in the lives of innocent people in Armenia, the Ukraine, Hong Kong, France, Cambodia, and Rwanda, whose lives are irrevocably changed by the harrowing cruelties of war. With clear, elegant prose and a compassionate voice, Lyse Champagne explores loss, love, kindness, hope, despair, the need to survive. In so doing, she forces into the reader’s heart a deeper understanding of the anguish and strength that resides in the human spirit when worlds are shattered beyond recognition.

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

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May launches

April 04, 2017

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 will a visiting Parisian professor prove to her that romance is history?

Politicos, news buffs and … comedy fans (?) will want to catch Gord Mackintosh at his launch of Stories Best Left Untold: Tales of a Manitoba legislator at McNally Robinson on May 23rd. Gord’s many years in public life have left him with many tales to tell indeed!

 

 

Manitoba Book Awards Nominations

March 27, 2017

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 is up for the Manuela Dias Book Design Award for cover design and we are thrilled to see Tom recognized in the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book category.

Rounding out our nominations is The Shadow Over Portage and Main, edited by Keith Cadieux and Dustin Geeraert, which is up for the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award. Great to see all of the Weird writers recognized for their creepy take on Winnipeg.

Congratulations to all  of the nominees! For details on the awards, visit the Manitoba Writers’ Guild event page.

Award Shortlist

January 31, 2017

Congratulations to Richard Van Camp and all of the ReLit Awards Shortlist nominees. We are thrilled to see Night Moves on this distinguished list!

‘Tis The Season

December 13, 2016

Seasons greetings and all the best in 2017!

 

Best Book

November 15, 2016

Congratulations to Natasha Deen – Gatekeeper has been selected as a Best Book by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre! Pick up the Fall 2016 edition of the magazine for full details.

Author Wins Cross-Border Fiction Prize!

October 13, 2016

Congratulations to Tyler Enfield – Madder Carmine has won the High Plains Book Award for Fiction! From the judges:

Madder Carmine is a masterpiece… Enfield’s fever dream of a classical quest is dizzying, poetic and original… a major work that deserves to be celebrated.”

We also received word this morning that Madder Carmine, as well as Natasha Deen’s Gatekeeper, have won Silver medals at the Moonbeam Book Awards. An excellent start to the fall season!

Farewell Mr. Kinsella

September 19, 2016

We were saddened to hear about the passing of the great W.P. Kinsella this weekend. Enfield & Wizenty is proud to have published Mr. Kinsella’s final manuscript, Butterfly Winter. Godspeed, sir.

Our authors at Thin Air!

August 30, 2016

The Thin Air International Writer’s Festival takes place in Winnipeg from September 23 to October 1 and we’ve got a collection of Great Plains writers taking part!

Weird Winnipeg, September 23 at 9 – Jonathan Ball and Daria Patrie from The Shadows Over Portage And Main will give you the jitters.

Gala: Celebrating Manitoba, September 24 at 7:30 – Carolyn Gray is part of this outstanding line-up of Manitoba writers!

Voices from Oodena, September 25 at 7 – Leonard Flett joins fellow Manitoba writers in this traditional gathering place at The Forks.

Brandon University, September 26 – Richard Van Camp will be in Brandon to deliver a workshop on Designing Unforgettable Characters, as well as reading from The Lesser Blessed on the book’s 20th anniversary.

We hope to see you at the festival this year!

 

New Website, New Staff!

July 26, 2016

We have a new website! We’ve worked with Relish New Brand on this refresh. If you spot any errors or oddities during your browse, send them to us at marketing@greatplains.mb.ca

Speaking of new arrivals, our Managing Editor Catharina de Bakker has welcomed a new baby girl to her family. We will miss her during her maternity leave, but are delighted to have Irene Bindi join our team to ensure we stay on track. Welcome Irene!