July 22, 2019
Enfield & Wizenty author Katherine Koller will launch Winning Chance in Calgary on Thursday, July 25 at 1 p.m. at Loft 112. Be sure to attend to hear a reading from the collection and get your copy signed!
Yellow Dog author Monica Nawrocki will be visiting Winnipeg on Aug. 8 to launch her newest book, Cedar Dance, at McNally Robinson. She will be joined by Larry Verstraete (Coop the Great) and Jodi Carmichael (Family of Spies). Join us for a free, fun, family-friendly event!
Manitoba Young Readers Choice Awards
Summer Bucket List Books
Looking for your next summer read? The collection of stories in Winning Chance is sure to delight. Whether they are contractors running into an ex while on the job, a busy mother pursuing community theatre, or a family building an illegal ice rink after an environmental collapse, Koller’s characters are empathetic portraits of people searching to connect.
Take a trip to your favourite local park and catch up on some history with Assiniboine Park. Discover the park’s past including a merry-go-round, Sabbath observance, and more!
April 29, 2019
The Manitoba Book Awards have released their shortlist! Join us on Friday, May 3rd at the 2019 Manitoba Book Awards Gala as we celebrate Manitoba authors.
More Abandoned Manitoba: Rivers, Rails and Ruins by Gordon Goldsborough
- Shortlisted for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award
- Shortlisted for the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher
Family of Spies: Paris by Jodi Carmichael, design by Relish New Brand Experience, interior illustrations by Jamie Gatta
- Shortlisted for the Manuela Dias Design and Illustration Award
Way to go, Great Plains authors!
November 06, 2018
Our latest e-news is set to hit inboxes Wednesday morning, November 7th! Do you want to join our mailing list? We send an e-newsletter out every few month or two with our publishing news. Sign up here!
We’ll be announcing our Spring 2019 list, which you can check out here!
August 07, 2018
Summer has been hot hot from coast to coast and we hope you have found time to curl up in the shade with a great book!
It’s never too early to jot fall book launches into your calendars and we hope you can join us for the following Winnipeg events at McNally Robinson on Grant:
October 11th – Parallel Prairies, edited by Darren Ridgley and Adam Petrash, will get you set to spook!
October 25th – More Abandoned Manitoba, Gordon Goldsborough’s much anticipated follow-up to the 2016 hit!
November 18th – Coop The Great launches his adventure! This middle grade book by Larry Verstraete will have you rooting for this down-and-out dachshund.
June 05, 2018
Father’s Day is coming and Great Plains has you covered! Share the image above on your social media pages and tell us a story about what make your dad (or the father figure in your life) special. Four books will be given to four winners*, with two helping to keep your #WpgWhiteout memories alive!
*Winners addresses must be in Canada.
More Great Plans news here!
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!