March 20, 2018
Our authors have gotten some great radio play this week!
Curious about why Angie Abdou asks “why isn’t Thomas Trofimuk a household name?” Listen to her audio review of This Is All A Lie on CBC Alberta! Following Angie’s rave review, Daybreak Alberta hosted Thomas for an interview, which you can listen to here.
Anne Mahon has committed her life making a difference. Let’s Give A Damn interviewed her about her volunteer work, and how that led to her commitment to share the stories of people in marginalized communities in her books The Lucky Ones and Redemption. Get ready to be inspired and check it out.
January 30, 2018
We have dates scheduled for the launches of our Yellow Dog titles this spring!
April 12th – Anita Daher kicks things off with her novel, Forgetting How To Breathe.
April 29th – Get ready for espionage at the launch of Family of Spies by Jodi Carmichael.
May 11th – Colleen Nelson and Nancy Chappell-Pollack wrap the spring season with Pulse Point.
All of our Yellow Dog launches will take place in Winnipeg at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Grant Park. We hope to see you there!
January 02, 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 NP99: The best books of 2017 by The National Post!
Looking back at 2017, we are thrilled to see three Great Plains non-fiction titles on the McNally Robinson Manitoba Bestsellers list. If you haven’t grabbed a copy of Stories Best Left Untold, Abandoned Manitoba or Stuck In The Middle 2 yet, be sure to catch up on these bestsellers in 2018!
December 27, 2017
Warm greetings from Great Plains! We hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. See you in 2018!
October 03, 2017
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 also busy bees working away on our Fall titles. Be sure to catch these upcoming launches at McNally Robinson Booksellers:
October 26 – Anne Mahon’s Redemption illuminates the harsh realities of gang life.
November 15 – Stuck In The Middle 2 kicks off. Bartley Kives and Bryan Scott’s Stuck In The Middle was a smash hit in 2013.
November 22 – Who is the greatest Manitoba hockey player of all time? Get down to the launch of Golden Boys by Ty Dilello to find out!
August 08, 2017
June 26, 2017
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 reach Canadian Bestseller standing!
May 29, 2017
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 is a novel about art and growing up on the outside.
Voting opens in July!
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!
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!
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.