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David Bergen and Louise Duguay have each won two Manitoba Book Awards, organizers announced today.

Bergen's novel The Retreat (McLelland & Stewart) won the $5,000 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award and the $3,500 Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction.

Duguay's art book Pauline Boutal, Destin d'artiste (Les Éditions du Blé) won the Manuela Dias Book Design of the Year Award and the $1,000 Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher. 

Lord Selkirk: A Life by J.M. Bumsted (University of Manitoba Press) won the $3,500 Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-fiction; this is a small northern town by Rosanna Deerchild, published by The Muses' Company, an imprint of J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing, took the $1,000 Aqua Books/Lansdowne Prize for Poetry.

You can see all the results here.

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