Award

Category: Award

June 18, 2018―Winnipeg-based award-winning teacher and author Colleen Nelson is a finalist in the Young Adult category for the High Plains Book Awards for her book Blood Brothers. The awards were established by the Billings Public Library Board to recognize regional literary works that examine and reflect on life on the High Plains.

 

The winners will be announced at the annual awards banquet that is held in conjunction with the 2018 High Plains BookFest on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Each winner will receive a $500 cash prize.

 

October 20, 2016 ― The woman who led the successful national campaign to have women depicted on Canadian money has been awarded the 2016 Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media (Pierre Berton Award). Merna Forster’s campaign resulted in a petition of more than 73,000 names and a commitment from the prime minister to feature a woman from Canadian history on bank notes in 2018.

The Nomination of Mary Mabel McTavish

Posted on April 24 by Kyle in Awards, Fiction
We are thrilled to announce that Allan Stratton’s 2014 novel, The Resurrection of Mary Mabel McTavish, has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2015 Bony Blithe Award for Best Canadian Light Mystery. This is not the first major award nomination for Stratton, whose first adult novel, The Phoenix Lottery, was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.
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A Book Full of Memories

Posted on September 3 by Jennifer Maruno

I looked forward to visiting the Normandy coast this July, especially after seeing the amazing D-Day commemorative ceremony on television. World War II played a very big role in my life. My father's friends had all been soldiers, my mother worked in London, England during the blitz. I had Scottish relatives bombed in Glasgow, and unknown relatives buried in war cemeteries in strange sounding places like Kuala Lumpur.

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