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UWinnipeg Manitoba Book Award Winners

Tue. May. 5, 2015

Margaret SweatmanThe University of Winnipeg would like to congratulate all those writers nominated for the 2015 Manitoba Book Awards with a special mention to those UWinnipeg writers that earned an award.

UWinnipeg list of winners include Margaret Sweatman, see left, who won the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction for her latest novel, Mr JonesJonathan Ball, who won the  Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award, for his book of film criticism,  John Paiz’s Crime Waveand David A. Robertson won the inaugural  Most Promising Manitoba Writer award. 

“Every year, the Manitoba Book Awards remind us that the writing talent in our Faculty of Arts is remarkable,” said Dr. Glenn Moulaison, Dean, UWinnipeg Faculty of Arts. I’d like to congratulate the 2015 winners as well as all those who were nominated.”

UWinnipeg students look forward to Robertson’s new class. He will be teaching a Creative Writing Field Research course on “Writing the Graphic Novel” this spring. 

The Manitoba Writers’ Guild and the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers announced the winners at their ceremony on Saturday, April 25, 2015.