Detachment shortlisted for two Manitoba Book Awards

April.01.2015.

Detachment shortlisted for two Manitoba Book Awards

Congratulations to Maurice Mierau, whose book Detachment: An Adoption Memoir has been shortlisted for two 2015 Manitoba Book Awards! Maurice finds himself in excellent company on the shortlists for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award and the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction.

Congratulations also to Maurice’s fellow nominees:

McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award

  • Detachment: An Adoption Memoir by Maurice Mierau (Freehand Books)
  • Leaving Tomorrow by David Bergen (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd)
  • Mr. Jones by Margaret Sweatman (Goose Land Editions)
  • The Opening Sky by Joan Thomas (McClelland & Stewart)
  • Toronto: Biography of a City by Allan Levine (Douglas & McIntyre)

Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction

  • Detachment: An Adoption Memoir by Maurice Mierau (Freehand Books)
  • Indigenous Women, Work, and History: 1940–1980 by Mary Jane Logan McCallum (University of Manitoba Press)
  • The Patriotic Consensus: Unity, Morale, and the Second World War in Winnipeg by Jody Perrun (University of Manitoba Press)
  • The Showman and the Ukrainian Cause: Folk Dance, Film, and the Life of Vasile Avramenko by Orest T. Martynowych (University of Manitoba Press)
  • Toronto: Biography of a City by Allan Levine (Douglas & McIntyre)

The awards will be presented at the Manitoba Book Awards Gala on April 25, 2015, at the Marlborough Hotel.

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