McNally Robinson Book of the Year

Sponsor: ​McNally Robinson Booksellers

Language: English

Presented annually to the Manitoba writer whose English-language book for adults is deemed the best written.  


  • Entry must be a book for adult readers, in any genre, published between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022. (Ineligible books: textbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc; reprints; books for young people.)
  • Eligible authors must have been residents in 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.

Titles entered for this award may also be entered for other awards, except McNally Robinson Book for Young People. Publishers must submit three (3) print copies for each prize; these copies will not be returned.

Cash prize – Subject to availability of funds