Five Rivers’ creators rocking awards

Two of Five Rivers’ creators shortlisted for awards

The Mermaid’s Tale

Mermaid's TaleThe first is D.G. Valdron for his grim-dark fantasy novel, The Mermaid’s Talewhich has been shortlisted for the Kevin Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction, through the Manitoba Book Awards.

The full list of nominees is:

The Bootlegger’s Confession by Allan Levine, published by Ravenstone Press, an imprint

of Turnstone Press

Fragment by Craig Russell, published by Thistledown Press

The Mermaid’s Tale by D.G. Valdron, published by Five River Publishing

Strangers – Book 1 of The Reckoner Series by David A. Robertson, published by
HighWater Press, an imprint of Portage & Main Press

The winner of this, and other categories, will be announced at the Manitoba Book Awards Gala, June 15, 2018.

The awards ceremony, hosted by CTV personality Rachel Lagacé, will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the Robert B. Schultz Theatre (91 Ralph Campbell Rd.) at the University of Manitoba’s St. John’s College. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the ceremony starting at 7:00 p.m.

The event is organized by the Manitoba Writers’ Guild. Tickets are $10 plus fees and can be purchased through Eventbrite here.

Congratulations, Den! And best of luck.

AVians cover

We’re also thrilled Five Rivers’ cover artist, Ann Crowe, has been shortlisted for a Prix Aurora Award for Best Artist, for her cover for Timothy Gwyn’s fascinating YA SF, AviansAnn’s original art certainly captured our interest, and we’re pleased it’s also captured the interest of the fans who nominated her for this recognition.

The full list of nominees in the Best Artist category is:

Samantha M. Beiko, covers for Laksa Media
Ann Crowe, cover art for Avians
Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk, A Rivet of Robots: Body of Work
Dan O’Driscoll, covers for Bundoran Press
Fiona Staples, art for Saga comic series

Voting for the finalist will open on July 28, 2018, 12:01 AM EST. You are required to be a member of CSFFA in order to vote.

Congratulations, Ann! And best of luck.