Clockfire shortlisted for a Manitoba Book Award!

On Monday, March 14, the Manitoba Writers’ Guild and the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers announced the Manitoba Book Awards shortlists. The awards, honouring Manitoba writers and publishers, are given in a number of categories, from fiction to children's books.

Jonathan Ball's book Clockfire was shortlisted for the Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. Ball's macabre collection of impossible plays is up for the award with Lori Cayer's Attenuations of Force and Ariel Gordon's Hump.

The shortlists and recipients were selected by a variety of juries, comprised of writers, publishers and other book industry personnel from across Canada. The winners will be named at the Manitoba Book Awards gala, on Sunday, April 17, at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain and hosted by Catherine Hunter. The event is free and open to the public.

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