Two Daves among six nom­i­nees for Mcnally Book of the Year

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NOV­ELS by the two big Daves of the Win­nipeg lit­er­ary scene are among six nom­i­nees for Man­i­toba’s an­nual McNally Robin­son Book of the Year.

David Ber­gen’s The Age of Hope and Dave Wil­liamson’s Dat­ing are likely the favourites for the $5,000 prize, which will be handed out a cer­e­mony April 28 at the West End Cul­tural Cen­tre.

The Man­i­toba Writ­ers’ Guild, which spon­sors the awards in con­junc­tion with the As­so­ci­a­tion of Man­i­toba Book Pub­lish­ers, re­leased the short lists for 12 cat­e­gories on Thurs­day.

Free Press re­porter Bill Redekop’s book Dams of Con­tention: The Raf­ferty-Alameda Story and the Birth of Cana­dian En­vi­ron­men­tal Law, re­ceived nominations in two cat­e­gories, best non-fic­tion and best book by a Man­i­toba pub­lisher. McNally Robin­son Book of the Year The Age of Hope by David Ber­gen, pub­lished by Harper Collins Canada Dat­ing by Dave Wil­liamson, pub­lished by Turn­stone Press The House on Sug­ar­bush Road by Méira Cook, pub­lished by En­field & Wizenty, an im­print of Great Plains Pub­li­ca­tions Imag­in­ing Win­nipeg: His­tory through the Pho­to­graphs of L.B. Foote, by Esyllt W. Jones, pub­lished by Univer­sity of Man­i­toba Press Mon­strance by Sarah Klassen, pub­lished by Turn­stone Press White­tail Shoot­ing Gallery by An­nette Lapointe, pub­lished by Anvil Press Alexan­der Kennedy Is­bis­ter Award for Non-Fic­tion Cre­ation and Trans­for­ma­tion: Defin­ing Move­ments in Inuit Art by Dar­lene Coward Wight, pub­lished by Dou­glas and MacIn­tyre and the Win­nipeg Art Gallery Dams of Con­tention by Bill Redekop, pub­lished by Heart­land As­so­ci­ates On the Fly: A Hockey Fan’s View from the ‘Peg by Wayne Tefs, pub­lished by Turn­stone Press Racial­ized Polic­ing by Elizabeth Comack, pub­lished by Fern­wood Pub­lish­ing Aqua Books Lans­downe Prize for Po­etry/Prix Lans­downe de poésie Marc­hand d’in­ten­sité by Lau­rent Poliquin, pub­lished by L’Har­mat­tan Mon­strance by Sarah Klassen, pub­lished by Turn­stone Press The Pol­i­tics of Knives by Jonathan Ball, pub­lished by Coach House Books Best Il­lus­trated Book of the Year 7 Gen­er­a­tions: A Plains Cree Saga by David Alexan­der Robert­son, il­lus­tra­tions by Scott B. Hen­der­son, de­sign by Rel­ish New Brand Ex­pe­ri­ence, pub­lished by High­wa­ter Press, an im­print of Portage & Main Press. Imag­in­ing Win­nipeg: His­tory through the Pho­to­graphs of L.B. Foote, by Esyllt W. Jones, de­sign by Doowah De­sign, pub­lished by Univer­sity of Man­i­toba Press Mike Grand­mai­son’s Prairie and Be­yond, pho­to­graphs by Mike Grand­mai­son, de­sign by Jamis Paul­son, pub­lished by Turn­stone Press Ro­mu­lus + Re­mus: Is­sue 1 writ­ten, il­lus­trated, and pub­lished by Scott Ford Carol Shields Win­nipeg Book Award The Age of Hope by David Ber­gen, pub­lished by Harper Collins Dat­ing: A Novel by Dave Wil­liams, pub­lished by Turn­stone Press Imag­in­ing Win­nipeg: His­tory Through the Pho­to­graphs of L. B. Foote by Esyllt W. Jones, pub­lished by Univer­sity of Man­i­toba Press What You Get at Home by Dora Dueck, pub­lished by Turn­stone Press Eileen Mc­Tavish Sykes Award for Best First Book All Things Con­sid­ered by Joan-Dianne Smith, pub­lished by Gold­fish Pub­lish­ing Sonar by Kris­tian En­right, pub­lished by Turn­stone Press Thun­der Road by Chad­wick Ginther, pub­lished by Raven­stone, an im­print of Turn­stone Press John Hirsch Award for Most Promis­ing Man­i­toba Writer Kris­tian En­right Kevin Marc Fournier Kather­ena Ver­mette Manuela Dias Book De­sign of the Year Bed­time Sto­ries for the Edge of the World by Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Mil­lan, de­sign by Lisa Friesen (Win­nipeg Art Gallery), cal­lig­ra­phy by Ni­cole Coul­son, pub­lished by ARP Books I Know Who You Re­mind Me Of, sto­ries by Naomi K. Lewis, de­sign by Rel­ish New Brand Ex­pe­ri­ence, pub­lished by En­field & Wizenty, an im­print of Great Plains Pub­li­ca­tions The Marsh Keep­ers Jour­ney: the Story of Ducks Un­lim­ited Canada by Bruce Batt, de­sign by Jeope Wolfe, pub­lished by Ducks Un­lim­ited Canada. Ware­house Jour­nal Vol. 21 co-edited by Ni­cole Hunt and Bran­don Bergem, de­signed and pub­lished by the Univer­sity of Man­i­toba’s Fac­ulty of Ar­chi­tec­ture The Mar­garet Lau­rence Award for Fic­tion The Age of Hope by David Ber­gen, pub­lished by Harper Collins Canada Eleven Pipers Pip­ing by C. C. Beni­son, pub­lished by Dou­ble­day Canada The House on Sug­ar­bush Road by Méira Cook, pub­lished by En­field & Wizenty, an im­print of Great Plains Pub­li­ca­tions The Only Man in the World by Faith John­ston, pub­lished by Turn­stone Press Thun­der Road by Chad­wick Ginther, pub­lished by Raven­stone, an im­print of Turn­stone Press What You Get at Home by Dora Dueck, pub­lished by Turn­stone Press Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Man­i­toba Pub­lisher Dams of Con­tention: The Raf­fer­tyAlameda Story and the Birth of Cana­dian En­vi­ron­men­tal Law by Bill Redekop, de­sign by Dawn Huck, pub­lished by Heart­land As­so­ci­ates Food for the Gods: An Epikurean Epic by Karen Dud­ley, cover de­sign by Doowah De­sign, pub­lished by Raven­stone, an im­print of Turn­stone Press Imag­in­ing Win­nipeg: His­tory Through the Pho­to­graphs of L.B. Foote by Esyllt W. Jones, de­sign by Doowah De­sign, pub­lished by Univer­sity of Man­i­toba Press Mike Grand­mai­son’s Prairie and Be­yond, pho­to­graphs by Mike Grand­mai­son, text by Jan Vol­ney, de­sign by Jamis Paul­son, pub­lished by Turn­stone Press Thun­der Road by Chad­wick Ginther, cover de­sign by Jamis Paul­son, in­te­rior de­sign by Sharon Case­burg, pub­lished by Raven­stone, an im­print of Turn­stone Press McNally Robin­son Book for Young Peo­ple Award — Older Cat­e­gory 7 Gen­er­a­tions: A Plains Cree Saga by David Alexan­der Robert­son, pub­lished by High­wa­ter Press, an im­print of Portage & Main Press The Green-Eyed Queen of Sui­cide City by Kevin Marc Fournier, pub­lished by Great Plains Teen Fic­tion The Last Song by Eva Wise­man, pub­lished by Tundra Books Le Prix lit­téraire Rue-Descham­bault Les en­fants de Tan­tale par Lise GabouryDiallo, pub­lié par Les Édi­tions du Blé Poème Pierre Prière par J.R. Léveillé, pub­lié par Les Édi­tions du Blé La Révo­lu­tion Tran­quille par Ray­mond - M. He­bert, pub­lié par Les Édi­tions du Blé Li Rev­inant par Rhéal Cener­ini, pub­lié par Les Édi­tions du Blé

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