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A book detailing three centuries of beer and a debut novel about a Winnipeg Mennonite family have each picked up three Manitoba Book Awards nominations.
The Manitoba Writer’s Guild released the list of nominees in the 13 categories today; the awards will be presented April 27 at the West End Cultural Centre.
The Wittenbergs, by first-time novelist Sarah Klassen, picked up a nod in the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award, alongside the late Nick Ternette’s memoir Rebel Without a Pause, The Silent March by C.M. Klyne, Tombstone Blues by Chadwick Ginther, and Stuck in the Middle: Dissenting Views of Winnipeg, featuring text by Free Press reporter Bartley Kives as well as photographs by Bryan Scott.
Klassen also is nominated for the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction and the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher.
Meanwhile, 300 Years of Beer: An Illustrated History of Brewing in Manitoba netted authors Bill Wright and Dave Craig nominations for the Best Illustrated Book of the Year, the Manuela Dias Book Design of the Year, and the Mary Scorer for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher.
In the category of McNally Robinson Book of the Year, nominees are The Constructed Mennonite: History, Memory and the Second World War by Hans Werner, Kisiskatchewan: The Great River Road by Barbara Huck, and The Secret Mask by Rick Chafe.
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Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction | Prix Alexander-Kennedy-Isbister pour les études et essays
Best Illustrated Book of the Year | Meilleur livre illustré de l’année
Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book
Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award | Prix littéraire Carol-Shields de la ville de Winnipeg
John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer
Lansdowne Prize for Poetry | Prix Lansdowne de poésie
Manuela Dias Book Design of the Year| Prix Manuela-Dias de conception graphique en edition
Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction
Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher | Prix Mary-Scorer pour le meilleur livre par un éditeur du Manitoba
McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award – Younger Category
McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award – Older Category
McNally Robinson Book of the Year
Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction (2012/2013)
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Updated on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 4:59 PM CDT: Adds links