The Manitoba Writers' Guild and the Association of Manitoba Publishers recently announced the winners of their annual slate of awards. Seventeen awards were handed out across a variety of categories, including best non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. Wayne Tefs was posthumously awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.
We would like to congratulate our members and their authors who received awards:
Freehand Books & Maurice Mierau for Detachment: An Adoption Memoir, which won the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction
Goose Lane Editions & Margaret Sweatman for Mr. Jones, which won the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction
Palimpsest Press & Ariel Gordon for Stowaways, which won the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry
Playwrights Canada Press & Rick Chafe for The Secret Mask, which won the Chris Johnson Award for Best Play by a Manitoba Playwright
Turnstone Press & Brenda Sciberras for Magpie Days, which won the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book
To learn more about the awards and to view a full list of this year's winners, please visit the Manitoba Book Awards website.