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The Manitoba Writing and Publishig Awards

 

Past Winners of
The McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award

1988, Jan Horner, Recent Mistakes, Turnstone Press
1989, Kristjana Gunnars, The Prowler, Red Deer College Press
1990, Di Brandt, Agnes in the sky, Turnstone Press
1991, Margaret Sweatman, Fox, Turnstone Press
1992, Sandra Birdsell, The Chrome Suite, McClelland & Stewart
1993, Carol Shields, The Stone Diaries, Random House of Canada
1994, Patrick Friesen, Blasphemer's Wheel, Turnstone Press
1995, Victoria Jason, Kabloona in the Yellow Kayak, Turnstone Press
1996, David Bergen, A Year of Lesser, HarperCollins
1997, Catherine Hunter, Latent Heat, Nuage Editions
1998, Miriam Toews, A Boy of Good Breeding, Stoddart
1999, Gordon Sinclair Jr., Cowboys and Indians, McClelland & Stewart
2000, Miriam Toews, Swing Low: A Life, Stoddart Publishing
2001, Margaret Sweatman, When Alice Lay Down With Peter, Alfred A. Knopf
2002, Jake MacDonald, Houseboat Chronicles: Notes from a Life in Shield Country, McClelland & Stewart
2003. Armin Wiebe, Tatsea, Turnstone Press
2004, Miriam Toews, A Complicated Kindness, Alfred A. Knopf Canada
2005, David Bergen, The Time in Between, McClelland & Stewart

 

Past Winners of
The Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book

1999, Ingeborg Boyens, Unnatural Harvest, Doubleday Canada
2000, Heather Frayne, Last Night's Dream, Turnstone Press
2001, Joil Alpern, No One Awaiting Me, University of Calgary Press
2002, Chandra Mayor, August Witch, poems, Cyclops Press
2003, Rick Ranson, Working North: DEW Line to Drill Ship, NeWest Press
2004 , Lori Cayer, Stealing Mercury, The Muses' Company an imprint of J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing Inc.
2005, Michael Van Rooy, An Ordinary Decent Criminal, Ravenstone, an imprint of Turnstone Press

 

Past Winners of
The Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher

1998, Rhian Brynjolson, Art & Illustration for the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers & Parents, Portage & Main Press
1999, Alissa York, Any Given Power, Arbeiter Ring Publishing
2000, edited by Jake MacDonald, The Lake: An Illustrated History of Manitobans’ Cottage Country, Great Plains Publications
2001, J.M. Bumsted, The University of Manitoba: An Illustrated History, University of Manitoba Press
2002, Bill Redekop, Crimes of the Century: Manitoba's Most Notorious True Crimes, Great Plains Publications
2003, John Gould, kilter: 55 fictions, Turnstone Press
2004, Kenneth W. Stewart and Douglas A. Watkinson, The Freshwater Fishes of Manitoba, University of Manitoba Press
2005, edited by David Arnason and Mhari Mackintosh, The Imagined City: A Literary History of Winnipeg, Turnstone Press

 

Past Winners of
Le Prix littÉraire Rue-Deschambault

1989, Simone Chaput, La Vigne AmÈre, Les Éditions du BlÉ
1991, Simone Chaput, Un piano dans le noir, Les Éditions du BlÉ
1993, Roger LÉveillÉ, Causer l'amour, Les Éditions du BlÉ
1996, Jean-Pierre DubÉ, La Grotte, Les Éditions du BlÉ
1998, Marie Jack, Tant que le fleuve coule, Les Éditions des Plaines
2000, Jean-Pierre DubÉ, Ma cousine Germaine, Les Éditions du BlÉ
2002, J.R. LÉveillÉ, Le soleil du lac qui se couche, Les Éditions du BlÉ
2004, Charles Leblanc, L'appÉtit du compteur: poÈmes accumulÉs, Les Éditions du BlÉ

 

Past Winners of
The Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award

1999, Gordon Sinclair Jr., Cowboys and Indians, McClelland & Stewart
2000, Caelum Vatnsdal, Kino delirium: the films of Guy Maddin, Arbeiter Ring Publishing
2001, Margaret Sweatman, When Alice Lay Down With Peter, Alfred A. Knopf
2002, David Bergen, The Case of Lena S., a novel, McClelland & Stewart
2003, Edited by Barbara Huck, Crossroads of the Continent: A History of The Forks of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, Heartland Associates Inc.
2004, Chandra Mayor, Cherry, Conundrum Press
2005, edited by David Arnason and Mhari Mackintosh, The Imagined City: A Literary History of Winnipeg, Turnstone Press

 

Past Winners of
The John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer

1992, Patrick O'Connell
1993, David Bergen
1994, Elise Moore
1995, Ian Ross
1996, Miriam Toews
1997, Todd Bruce
1998, Deborah Keahey
1999, Melissa Steele
2000, Alissa York
2001, Suzanne Matczuk
2002, Marvin Francis
2003, Chandra Mayor
2004, Caelum Vatnsdal
2005, Lori Cayer

 

Past Winners of
The Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction

2000, Miriam Toews, Swing Low: A Life, Stoddart Publishing
2001, Joil Alpern, No One Awaiting Me, University of Calgary Press
2002, Jake MacDonald, Houseboat Chronicles: Notes from a Life in Shield Country, McClelland & Stewart
2003, Mark Morton, The Lover’s Tongue: A Merry Romp Through the Language of Love and Sex, Insomniac Press
2004, Raymond M. HÉbert, Manitoba's French-Language Crisis: A Cautionary Tale,
McGill-Queen's University Press
2005, Peter Kulchyski, Like the Sound of a Drum: Aboriginal Cultural Politics in Denendeh and Nunavut, University of Manitoba Press

 

Past Winners of
The Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction

2000, Wayne Tefs, Moon Lake, Turnstone Press
2001, Margaret Sweatman, When Alice Lay Down With Peter, Alfred A. Knopf
2002, Don Bailey, A Stranger to Myself, Oberon Press
2003. Armin Wiebe, Tatsea, Turnstone Press
2004, Miriam Toews, A Complicated Kindness. Alfred A. Knopf Canada
2005, David Bergen, The Time in Between, McClelland & Stewart

 

Past Winners of
The McNally Robinson Book for Young People Awards*

1995, Margaret Buffie, The Dark Garden, Kids Can Press
1996, Margaret Shaw-MacKinnon, Tiktala, Stoddart Publishing
*This award was split into two categories in 1997: Younger and Older

McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award - Older
1997, Diana Wieler, RanVan: Magic Nation, Groundwood Books
1998, Diana Wieler, Drive, Groundwood Books
1999, Martha Brooks, Being with Henry, Groundwood Books
2000, Linda Holeman, Raspberry House Blues, Tundra Books
2001, Eva Wiseman, My Canary Yellow Star, Tundra Books
2002, Linda Holeman, Search of the Moon King’s Daughter, Tundra Books
2003, Duncan Thornton, The Star-Glass, Coteau Books
2004, Margaret Buffie,The Finder, Kids Can Press
2005, Diane Juttner Perreault, Breath of the Dragon, Great Plains Publications

McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award - Younger
1997, Sheldon Oberman, By the Hanukkah Light, Boyds Mills Press
1998, Deferrred to 1999
1999, Colleen Sydor, Smarty Pants, Lobster Press
2000, Deferred to 2001
2001, Sheldon Oberman, The Wisdom Bird, Boyds Mills Press
2002, Deferred to 2003
2003, Connie Colker Steiner, Shoes for AmÉlie, Lobster Press
2004, Deferred to 2005
2005, Colleen Sydor, Camilla Chameleon, Kids Can Press

 

Past Winners of
Manitoba Book Design Awards*

1992, You Don’t Get to be a Saint designed by Marilyn Morton, Turnstone Press
*This award was split into two categories in 1993: for Adults and for Children

Book Design for Adults

1993, Lakes, Lures & Lodges designed by Manuela Dias, Turnstone Press
1994, A Stone in My Shoe: Teaching Literacy in Times of Change designed by Laura Ayers, Peguis Publishers
1995, One Room in a Castle designed by Manuela Dias, Turnstone Press
1996, Sam & Angie designed by Manuela Dias, Turnstone Press
1997, Bread, Wine and Angels designed by Manuela Dias, Turnstone Press

Book Design for Children

1993, A Dozen Silk Diapers designed by A.O. Osen, Hyperion Press
1994, Som See and the Magic Elephant designed by A.O. Osen, Hyperion Press
1995, Super Paper Airplanes designed by Norman Schmidt, Hyperion Press
1996, Alice Falls Apart designed by Stewart Duncan, Bain and Cox
1997, Juliana and the Medicine Fish designed by Peter George of Taylor George Design,
Great Plains Publications
*The Book Design for Adults and Book Design for Children awards were replaced in 1998 by the
Book Design of the Year Award and Best Illustrated Book of the Year Award.

Book Design of the Year

1998, Kelly Clark designed by Fran Carmichael, University of Manitoba Press, Winnipeg Art Gallery and New Delta Arts Foundation
1999, Les Éditions du BlÉ :25 ans d’Édition designed by Bernard LÉveillÉ, Les Éditions du BlÉ
2000, Choke Hold designed by Manuela Dias, Turnstone Press
2001, Le soleil du lac qui se couche designed by Bernard LÉveillÉ, Les Éditions du BlÉ
2002, The 52nd Poem: A Novel designed by Gallant Design Ltd., Great Plains Publications
2003,The Guide to Textiles for Interiors, 3rd Edition designed by Gallant Design Ltd. (Relish Design Studio Ltd.), published by Portage & Main Press
2004, 4 X 4, interior design by Sharon Caseburg, cover design by TÉtro Design, published by Turnstone Press
2005, Poste restante: cartes poÉtiques du SÉnÉgal, interior design by Marcelle Lussier (urbanink), cover design and illustrations by Anna Binta Diallo, published by Les Éditions du BlÉ

Best Illustrated Book of the Year

1998, Cartoon Charlie designed by Bill Stewart, Great Plains Publications
1999, Pelicans to Polar Bears designed by Dawn Huck, Heartland Publications
2000, Exploring the Fur Trade Routes of North America designed by Dawn Huck, Heartland Publications
2001, In Search of the Western Sea/à la recherche de la mer de l’Ouest designed by Gallant Design Ltd., Great Plains Publications & Les Éditions du BlÉ
2002, Ma petite rue qui m’a menÉe autour du monde illustrated by RÉal BÉrard, designed by Bernard LÉveillÉ, Les Éditions du BlÉ
2003,The Birds of Manitoba illustrated by Rudolf Koes, designed by Brendan Carruthers,
cover design by Tim Philippi and Brendan Carruthers, published by Manitoba Naturalists Society
2004, The Freshwater Fishes of Manitoba, illustrated by Douglas A. Watkinson, interior and cover design by Doowah Design, published by University of Manitoba Press
2005, Étienne Gaboury, photography by Henry Kalen, interior and cover design by Faye Hellner and Jason Herzog, published by Les Éditions du BlÉ

Past Winners of
Manitoba Writing and Publishing Lifetime Achievement Award

2004, Carol Shields

 

 


 



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