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Canada Reads can't contain all the great writing that's come, is coming,
will come...out of Manitoba. So hats off to Manitoba Reads.
Glad to see that the list has some fabulous newcomers while, at the same time,
honouring the groundbreakers. And new ways of telling a story we all should know:
David Robertson: Life of Helen Betty Osborne--a graphic novel.
The Manitoba lit scene is just busting out all over. And one thing I've
noticed in my conversations with Manitoba writers is that there's this solid
network of support from other writers, especially, and the community at
large. Seems a prairie social can take many forms. There is a great generosity
of spirit. The writing is full of mischief, invention and magic. One Great Province.
May the best book win. Um...that would be sixteen winners, yo.
Shelagh Rogers is a veteran broadcast-journalist. She hosts The Next Chapter on CBC.