Blood Brothers by Colleen Nelson is Shortlisted for a Manitoba Book Award

Blood Brothers by Colleen Nelson is Shortlisted for a Manitoba Book Award

Posted on June 6 by Colleen Nelson in Awards, Fiction, Teens
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June 6, 2018―Winnipeg-based award-winning teacher and author Colleen Nelson is a finalist in the older category for the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award for her book Blood Brothers. It is one of three books nominated for the award.


The awards ceremony, hosted by CTV personality Rachel Lagacé, will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the Robert B. Schultz Theatre (91 Ralph Campbell Rd.) at the University of Manitoba’s St. John’s College. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the ceremony starting at 7:00 p.m. The event is organized by the Manitoba Writers’ Guild.


Learn more about the Manitoba Book Awards on the Manitoba Writers’ Guild website:


Blood Brothers explores two friends whose lives diverge when Jakub gets a scholarship to a private school and Lincoln’s brother lures him into a gang. Booklist described the novel as “a smartly plotted examination of the despair that keeps people in their places and the hope that pulls them out of it,” while Canadian Children's Book News praised the book for “skillfully exploring moral dilemmas and difficult decisions.”

Colleen Nelson is an award-winning teacher and author based in Winnipeg whose previous books include Finding Hope, The Fall, and Tori by Design. Her latest novel, Sadia, centres on a Muslim teenager who must decide how far she is willing to go to defend her beliefs when faced with the pressures of high school life.


To book an interview with Colleen Nelson, please contact:

Michelle Melski, Publicity Manager

416-214-5544 x222; mmelski [at] dundurn [nospam] com