Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction

Language: English

Presented annually to the Manitoba writer whose English-language book of adult fiction is deemed the best written.


  • Entry must be a work of English-language adult fiction published January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022. (Ineligible books: reprints, books for young people.)
  • Eligible authors must have been residents of Manitoba for one of the past two years, and three of the past five years.
  • Co-authored books are eligible as long as all authors meet the residency criteria. Anthologies are eligible as long as the editor(s) meet the residency criteria.
  • Prize may be awarded posthumously to an author who has met the publication and residency requirements but has died within the award period.
  • Collected and/or selected works by a single author are eligible unless they contain previously-published material contained in one or more books that have been previously shortlisted for a Manitoba book award.

Titles entered for this award may also be entered for other awards. Publishers must submit three (3) print copies for each prize; these copies will not be returned.

Cash Prize – Subject to availability of funds