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The Manitoba Book Awards short lists were released Thursday, with a work of transatlantic historical fiction and a history of the political left in Winnipeg leading the pack with four nods each.
Catherine Hunter’s latest novel, After Light, is shortlisted for the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher, the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award.
Stefan Epp-Koop’s We’re Going to Run This City: Winnipeg’s Political Left After the General Strike was also shortlisted for the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award, as well as the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction and the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book.
Wab Kinew’s memoir The Reason You Walk was shortlisted for three awards, including McNally Robinson Book of the Year. Author Méira Cook, meanwhile, also picked up three nods — two for her book of poetry, Monologue Dogs, and one for the novel Nightwatching. Other authors on multiple short lists include Chadwick Ginther, Rosanna Deerchild and GMB Chomichuk.
The awards, which will be handed out Saturday, April 30, at the Radisson Hotel beginning at 7 p.m., are presented by the Manitoba Writers’ Guild and the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers, and feature 15 categories for authors, illustrators and publishers with more than $30,000 in prizes.
Tickets for the Manitoba Book Awards are $10 and are available through the Manitoba Writers’ Guild website, where the complete list is available.