Six UWinnipeg writers nominated for 2013 Manitoba Book Awards

Pīsim Finds Her Miskanow - book cover

Pīsim Finds Her Miskanow – book cover

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg celebrates a number of Arts faculty members who have earned nominations for their work for the 2013 Manitoba Book Awards. The UWinnipeg nominations include Jim Silver and Larry Morrissette; Hans Werner; Jonathan Ball; Stephen Borys; and Mavis Reimer.

“My heartiest congratulations to all our nominees,” expressed Glenn Moulaison, Dean of Arts. “It is great to see the significant contributions made by members of the Faculty of Arts to the arts scene and intellectual landscape of our province.”

Pīsim Finds Her Miskanow has earned two nominations, the Manuela Dias Book Design of the Year and the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award – Older Category. This beautifully illustrated children’s book, has been a labour of love for its creators, which include William Dumas and Leonard Paul as well as representatives of The Manitoba Museum, the University of Winnipeg and members of the aboriginal community. This unique book project was managed by the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures under the supervision of Mavis Reimer (Canada Research Chair in Young People’s Texts and Cultures, Professor of English, and Dean of Graduate Studies).

Stephen Borys (Adjunct Professor, Art History+  Director + CEO of Winnipeg Art Gallery) and his co-author Andrew Kear have also been nominated for the book 100 Masters: Only in Canada in the Manuela Dias Book Design of the Year category. Borys teaches in UWinnipeg’s Masters in Cultural Studies: Curatorial Practices.

“Indians Wear Red”: Colonialism, Resistance and Aboriginal Street Gangs is nominated for the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction. Contributors to the book include UWinnipeg’s Larry Morrissette (Instructor, Urban and Inner-City Studies) and Jim Silver (Chair, Urban and Inner-City Studies). Also nominated in this category is The Constructed Mennonite: History, Memory, and the Second World War by Hans Werner (Associate Professor, History). In addition to this category, Werner’s book is also nominated for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year.

Jonathan Ball, (Instructor, English, Theatre and Film) is nominated for the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer.

For a complete list of nominations please visit 2013 Manitoba Book Awards.

MEDIA CONTACT
Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7130, E: n.ibrahim@uwinnipeg.ca

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