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2016 Foreword INDIES Silver in the Home & Garden Category

2016 Foreword INDIES Silver in the Home & Garden Category

June 2017

Victory Gardens For Bees awarded Silver in the 2016 Foreword INDIES in the Home & Garden category

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Shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour

Shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour

May 2017

Take Us to Your Chief: And Other Stories, Drew Hayden Taylor’s collection of Indigenous science fiction stories, is one of the three finalists for the 2017 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour.

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Winner of the 2017 George Ryga Award

Winner of the 2017 George Ryga Award

May 2017

Wade Davis receives the 2017 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature for Wade Davis: Photographs

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Winner of the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

Winner of the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

March 2017

The Heaviness of Things That Float received the 2017 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize.

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Shortlisted for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award

Shortlisted for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award

March 2017

Wade Davis: Photographs shortlisted for the 2017 Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award.

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Winner of the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award

Winner of the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award

March 2017

Embers, by Richard Wagamese, winner of the 2017 Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award.

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Shortlisted for the ReLit Award for Best Novel

Shortlisted for the ReLit Award for Best Novel

January 2017

Douglas & McIntyre is pleased to announce that All-Day Breakfast is shortlisted for the 2016 ReLit Award in the novel category.

Melding humour, horror and lots of zombie action, All-Day Breakfast is an irreverent romp featuring a substitute-teacher-turned-zombie who is desperate to find a cure for his “undead” condition. Zombies and our fascination with the undead find a new outlet in Schroeder’s novel – in this instance the zombies aren’t mindless brain-eating walking dead. They are parents, they are conflicted, they crave bacon and mayhem in equal measure, and above all they spend a fair bit of time pondering the nature of their zombiness, while desperately searching for a cure (all the while dealing with the fall-out of being a zombie, no small part being the unreliable and tenuous nature of the attachment of their limbs!).

Canadian writer Adam Lewis Schroeder lives in Penticton, British Columbia, with his wife and two sons, and practices drums for hours at a time. He is co-secretary of his sons’ school’s parent advisory council so if you smack talk him you may regret it. Adam earned a master’s degree from the University of British Columbia and teaches Creative Writing at UBC Okanagan. He is the author of In the Fabled East (Amazon.ca Best Books of the Year), Empress of Asia and Kingdom of Monkeys: Stories, each a finalist for national or international fiction awards (Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book). His latest novel with Douglas & McIntyre, All-Day Breakfast, is his first and best foray into the world of zombies.

The ReLit Awards were founded in 2000 by Newfoundland filmmaker and author Kenneth J. Harvey and are awarded annually in three categories: novel, poetry, short-fiction. The ReLit Awards are one of the pre-eminent literary prizes in independent Canadian publishing.

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Winner of National Outdoor Book Award for Nature and the Environment

Winner of National Outdoor Book Award for Nature and the Environment

November 2016

Winner of National Outdoor Book Award for Nature and the Environment

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Winner of Silver for Culinary Narratives at the 2016 Taste Canada Awards

Winner of Silver for Culinary Narratives at the 2016 Taste Canada Awards

November 2016

Winner of Silver for Culinary Narratives at the 2016 Taste Canada Awards

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<em>White Eskimo</em> wins the William Mills Prize for Non-Fiction Polar Books

White Eskimo wins the William Mills Prize for Non-Fiction Polar Books

July 2016

Fairbanks & Toronto - The Polar Libraries Colloquy and Douglas & McIntyre are pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 William Mills Prize for Non-Fiction Polar Books is White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen's Fearless Journey into the Heart of the Arctic, by Stephen Bown (Douglas & McIntyre, Canada), “…the first full-scale biography of the explorer and ethnographer who opened up the culture, the language, and the life of the Arctic.”

The prize winner was announced at an awards ceremony on July 13, 2016, in Fairbanks, Alaska, at the Polar Library Colloquy's biennial conference. The Polar Libraries Colloquy is an international organization of librarians and others interested in the collection, preservation and dissemination of polar information.

White Eskimo is the first full-length biography of explorer Knud Rasmussen. Though less known today than his contemporaries Roald Amundsen and Robert Edwin Peary, Rasmussen (1879–1933) was one of the most intriguing of the great early twentieth century Arctic explorers. Born and raised in Greenland, and part Inuit on his mother's side, Rasmussen could shoot a gun and harness a team of sled dogs by the time he was eight. He undertook some of the most astounding feats of endurance in the annals of polar exploration, including the Fifth Thule Expedition, a three-year, 20,000-mile odyssey by dogsled from Greenland to Alaska. Even more impressively, he travelled without the elaborate preparations and large support staffs employed by other explorers, surviving with only a few Inuit assistants and living off the land.

White Eskimo will appeal to lovers of extreme adventure, remote cultures and timeless legends. Bown brings Rasmussen's inspiring story to life in all its richness, with the readability of a good novel.

Stephen R. Bown is the author of many other critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including Merchant Kings; Madness, Betrayal and the Lash; and most recently, The Last Viking, which was named one of The Globe and Mail's Best 100 Books of 2012. Born in Ottawa, Bown now lives in the Canadian Rockies with his wife and two children.

Stephen Bown and White Eskimo are also finalists for The Canadian Authors Association Award for Canadian History, as well as being a finalist for an Alberta Literary Award, the Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction.

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