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!

HIGH PLAINS

June 22, 2016

Congratulations to Tyler Enfield on his High Plains Book Awards nomination for Madder Carmine! We have just signed Tyler’s newest adventure novel for middle-grade readers and can’t wait to announce details.

Bravo as well to Natasha Deen, who just received a glowing review for Gatekeeper from CanLit For Little Canadians. We agree that she is the Princess of Paranormal!

AWARD WINS!

We are delighted to announce that Night Moves by Richard Van Camp has won the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize and Jodi Carmichael’s Forever Julia has won the McNally Robinson Book For Young People Award. Congratulations to Richard and Jodi and all of the nominees!

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED!

Nominations have been announced for the Alberta Book Awards and the Manitoba Book Awards and it is exciting to see our authors on both lists.

ALBERTA

Richard Van Camp’s Night Moves is up for the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction, and “Born A Girl” is on the Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Story list.

Joining Richard on the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize Shortlist is Tyler Enfield with his novel, Madder Carmine.

MANITOBA

In Manitoba, both A Daytripper’s Guide to Manitoba by Bartley Kives and Wish You Were Here by Stan Milosovic are nominated for the Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award for General Illustration.

Leonard G. Flett’s From The Barren Lands is up for the Best First Book Award.

Jodi Carmichael is nominated as Most Promising Manitoba Writer, and her novel, Forever Julia, is up for the Book For Young People Award in the Older Reader category.

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

GATEKEEPER TRAILER IS OUT!

This trailer for Gatekeeper has given all of us chills here at Great Plains!

Spring Launches

February 29, 2016

It’s still cold here in Winnipeg, but the sun is shining longer and we know that spring will be here before we know it!

Mark your calendars for these exciting events:

April 18th – The Light That Remains launches at the the Ottawa Writers Festival

April 20th – The Shadow Over Portage And Main hits the shelves at McNally Robinson

April 24th – Dean Gunnarson: The Making of an Escape Artist, the remarkable story of Dean and his childhood friend, Phil, as they go on a trip to find real, true magic that will save Philip’s life, officially kicks off at McNally Robinson in the atrium. Dean will be there with a few tricks up his sleeve!

Stay tuned for Gatekeeper launch details, coming soon!

Leonard Flett at the Niche

February 01, 2016

Leonard Flett’s memoir, From The Barren Lands, has held a steady place on the McNally Robinson Bestsellers list since it’s release this fall. You can meet Len on February 20th at the Neechi Niche. He’ll be signing copies of his book from noon until 2. Stop by to say hi and explore this wonderful building at 865 Main Street in Winnipeg.