Manitoba Book Awards 2016

stacked books bookplateThe short lists for the Manitoba Book Awards have just been posted.

See them here.

I’m very happy that Put on the Armour of Light is nominated for the Michael Van Rooey Award for Genre Fiction.

It’s also particularly good to see that both indigenous writers and books on indigenous issues are strongly represented.

Congratulations to all the nominees and a special shout out to two who have appeared on portage and slain:

Alison Preston, also nominated in the Genre Fiction category for Blue Vengeance. See my   e-chat with her about Blue Vengeance below, posted Nov. 7, 2014.

Catherine Hunter, nominated in no less than three categories—notably the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction—for After Light. I mused here about Catherine’s mystery fiction in the post of July 16, 2014.