Manitoba Book Awards Winners Announced

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – The Manitoba Book Awards winners were announced on the evening of Saturday, April 25, 2009 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery during a Gala event hosted by CBC Radio’s Shelagh Rogers. The winners in the youth categories are listed below.

McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award – Older Category ($2,500)

My Mother is a French Fry and Further Proof of My Fuzzed-Up Life
Written by Colleen Sydor
Kids Can Press

McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award – Younger Category ($2,500)

Goose Girl
Written by Joe McLellan and Matrine McLellan
Illustrated by Rhian Brynjolson
Pemmican Publications

The Association of Manitoba Book Publishers gratefully acknowledges the support of the following Book Awards partners: Aqua Books, The City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council, The Canada Council for the Arts, Friesens, Hignell Book Printing, Kromar Printing Ltd., The Manitoba Arts Council, Manitoba Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport, The Manitoba Foundation for the Arts, Manitoba Trade and Investment, McNally Robinson Booksellers, Relish Design Studio and The Winnipeg Foundation.

The Manitoba Writers’ Guild thanks the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers for coordinating the 2009 Manitoba Book Awards.

For more information contact:
Karen San Filippo
Manitoba Book Awards Coordinator
Association of Manitoba Book Publishers
404-100 Arthur St., Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3
Tel: 204-947-3335
projectsambp@mts.net
www.manitobabookawards.com