Drew Hayden Taylor

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Monday, March 21, 2011

A letter from Turnstone Press in Winnipeg

Wow, Turnstone Press in Winnipeg is really raking in the nominations. Included is Di Brandt, my favourite poet and of course, the late and much missed Michael Van Rooy who spoke in Thunder Bay shortly before his death a few months ago.  Congratulations Turnstone.

Dear Joan,
Turnstone Press books will be competing against each other this year at the Manitoba Book Awards.

Six out of Turnstone's eight 2010 titles were shortlisted in five different categories, some with multiple nominations.

Ken Kowal, whose poetry collection Gimp Crow was published by Turnstone Press in September of 2010, was nominated for the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer.

 The awards will be presented on April 17 at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain. Cocktails are at 7:00 p.m. and the ceremony, hosted by Catherine Hunter, will start at 8:00 p.m.

Turnstone titles nominated are as follows:
The Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction
Autumn, One Spring, by Patti Grayson
Baldur's Song, by David Arnason

Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award
Baldur's Song, by David Arnason
A Criminal to Remember by Michael Van Rooy

McNally Robinson Book of the Year
Walking to Mojacar, by Di Brandt

Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher
Autumn, One Spring, by Patti Grayson
I Still Don't Even Know You, by Michelle Berry
Walking to Mojacar, by Di Brandt

Poet Di Brandt

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