The Manitoba Writers’ Guild and the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers recently announced the Manitoba Book Awards shortlists. The shortlists and recipients are selected by a variety of juries, comprised of writers, publishers and other book industry personnel from across Canada.
I'm pleased to announce that my latest book 'Mike Grandmaison's Prairie and Beyond' has been nominated for 2 Manitoba Book Awards.
Best Illustrated Book of the Year
Mike Grandmaison’s Prairie and Beyond, photographs by Mike Grandmaison, design by Jamis Paulson, published by Turnstone Press
Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher
Mike Grandmaison’s Prairie and Beyond, photographs by Mike Grandmaison, text by Jan Volney, design by Jamis Paulson, published by Turnstone Press
The awards will be presented at the Manitoba Book Awards gala, on Sunday April 28th, 2013 at the West End Cultural Centre and hosted by Ismaila Alfa. Doors open at 7:15 p.m., with the ceremony beginning at 8:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Earlier in 2012, shortly after the book was released, Friesens received the '2012 PIA Certificate of Merit' in the category 'Art Books' for 'Mike Grandmaison's Prairie and Beyond'. The Premier Print Award Competition recognizes the highest quality printed pieces in various categories from around the world.