Shortlist for the 2012 Manitoba Book Awards announced

The Manitoba Writers’ Guild and the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers are pleased to announce the Manitoba Book Awards shortlists for books published in 2011. The 2012 awards will be presented at the Manitoba Book Awards gala, on Saturday April 28th at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain and hosted by Drek Daa. Cocktails are at 7:00 p.m., with the ceremony beginning at 8:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The shortlists and recipients are selected by a variety of juries, comprised of writers, publishers and other book industry personnel from across Canada. The shortlists for the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award are listed below.


Annie’s Bright Idea: A Christmastime Adventure
Written by Audrhea Lande
Illustrated by Jenny Prest
Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing

Nanabosho and the Butterflies
Written by Joe and Matrine McLellan
Illustrated by Jackie Traverse
Pemmican Publications

S is for Science: A Discovery of Alphabet
Written by Larry Verstraete
Illustrated by David Geister
Sleeping Bear Press


Case Files: 40 Murders and Mysteries Solved by Science
Written by Larry Verstraete
Scholastic Canada

Kingdom of Trolls
Written by Rae Bridgman
Sybertooth Inc.

Tori by Design
Written by Colleen Nelson
Great Plains Teen Fiction

The administrators of the Manitoba Book Awards gratefully acknowledge the support of the following Book Awards partners: Aqua Books, Friesens, the Manitoba Arts Council, Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism, McNally Robinson Booksellers, Prairie Fire, The Winnipeg International Writers Festival, The Winnipeg Foundation, the Winnipeg Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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