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Reading at McNally Robinson

McNally Robinson Booksellers is pleased to present Prairie Fire magazine launching their winter issue, “Turnstone at 40”:

Thursday February 9, 7:00 pm, 2017
Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

Join Prairie Fire magazine as we launch our winter issue “Turnstone at 40” at McNally Robinson! Come listen to oodles of local talent read their latest work, and relive some old memories as we celebrate Turnstone Press’s 40th birthday. Cake to follow.

Readers include Bob Armstrong, David Arnason, Steve Benstead, Di Brandt, Martha Brooks, Méira Cook, Dennis Cooley, Robert Enright, Sarah Klassen, Alison Preston, Barb Schott, Brenda Sciberras, Armin Wiebe, and Dave Williamson.


Alison Preston in conversation

September 19, 2016

Listen to Alison Preston in conversation with Carmelo Militano on his University of Winnipeg radio show “P.I. New Poetry” (CKUW 95.5FM) on Sunday, September 25th, 2016 from 4:30 to 5:00.


Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction nominee

April 11, 2016

Alison’s mystery novel, Blue Vengeance, has been nominated for the Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction. The 2016 Manitoba Book Awards will be held at 7:00 on April 30th in the Ambassador Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel Downtown.


Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction nominee

April 2, 2015

Blue Vengeance has been nominated for the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction. The 2015 Manitoba Book Awards gala takes place on Saturday, April 25 in the Skyview Ballroom at the Marlborough Hotel.


Portage and Slain interview

Nov 7, 2014

See recent interview with Alison Preston on the Portage and Slain blog.


Blue Vengeance

October 16, 2014

Alison Preston’s newest novel, Blue Vengeance, is now available.


Routes on the Red’s Fictional Winnipeg

October 1, 2014

Murder, mystery and intrigue provide the setting for these self-directed cycling tours through the streets and neighbourhoods of Winnipeg. Your guides on these journeys are the characters from three unique mystery novels, by three accomplished Winnipeg authors: The Geranium Girls by Alison Preston, Sins of the Suffragette by Allan Levine and The Dead of Midnight by Catherine Hunter.

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