Award-Winning Books

University of Manitoba Press consistently publishes highly regarded titles each year. Our books have won more than 60 awards since 2013 and earned many more honourable mentions and nominations.

2023 Award Winners

Exactly What I Said

Winner
Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher (2023)

+2 more awards

Recipes and Reciprocity

Winner
Best in the World, Food & Indigenous Peoples Category, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards (2023)

+3 more awards

Recent Canadian Historical Association Award Winners

Mennonite Farmers

Winner
Wallace K. Ferguson Prize, Canadian Historical Association (2022)

+2 more awards

Dammed

Winner
Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History Prize, Canadian Historical Association (2021)

+6 more awards

Dadibaajim

Winner
Canadian Historical Association Indigenous History Book Prize (2022)

+5 more awards

Structures of Indifference

Winner
Indigenous History Book Prize, Canadian Historical Association (2019)

+2 more awards

The Clay We Are Made Of

Winner
Indigenous History Book Prize, Canadian Historical Association (2018)

+3 more awards

Managing Madness

Winner
CLIO History Prize (Prairies), Canadian Historical Association (2018)

Imperial Plots

Winner
Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History Prize, Canadian Historical Association (2017)

+4 more awards

Recent Manitoba Book Award Winners

Exactly What I Said

Winner
Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher (2023)

+2 more awards

Did You See Us?

Winner
Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher (2022)

+2 more awards

Dadibaajim

Winner
Canadian Historical Association Indigenous History Book Prize (2022)

+5 more awards

Making Believe

Winner
Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher (2021)

Structures of Indifference

Winner
Indigenous History Book Prize, Canadian Historical Association (2019)

+2 more awards

From the Tundra to the Trenches

Winner
Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher (2018)

Recent Ontario Historical Society Award Winners

Undressed Toronto

Winner
J.J. Talman Award, Ontario Historical Society (2022)

+1 more award

Dadibaajim

Winner
Canadian Historical Association Indigenous History Book Prize (2022)

+5 more awards

Sounding Thunder

Winner
Fred Landon Award, Ontario Historical Society (2018)

A Two-Spirit Journey

Winner
Alison Prentice Award, Ontario Historical Society (2018)

+3 more awards

All Awards

  • 2023 Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher, Manitoba Book Awards: Exactly What I Said
  • 2023 1st Place, Best in the World, Food & Indigenous Peoples Category, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Recipes and Reciprocity
  • 2023 2nd Place, Best in the World, University Press Category, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Recipes and Reciprocity
  • 2023 Best University Press Book, Canada, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Recipes and Reciprocity
  • 2022 Margaret McWilliams Book Award for Scholarly History, Manitoba Historical Society: Medicare's Histories
  • 2022 Indigenous History Award, Ontario Historical Society: Dadibaajim
  • 2022 J.J. Talman Award, Ontario Historical Society: Undressed Toronto
  • 2022 Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher, Manitoba Book Awards: Did You See Us?
  • 2022 Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction, Manitoba Book Awards: Dadibaajim
  • 2022 Wallace K. Ferguson Prize, Canadian Historical Association: Mennonite Farmers
  • 2022 NiCHE Prize for Best Book in Canadian Environmental History, Canadian Historical Association: Dammed
  • 2022 Indigenous History Book Prize, Canadian Historical Association: Dadibaajim
  • 2022 CLIO History Prize (Ontario), Canadian Historical Association: Dadibaajim
  • 2022 Manitoba Day Award, Association of Manitoba Archives: Mennonite Farmers
  • 2022 Manitoba Day Award, Association of Manitoba Archives: Returning to Ceremony
  • 2021 Margaret McWilliams Book Award for Scholarly History, Manitoba Historical Society: Authorized Heritage
  • 2021 Recipient of the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research: Brittany Luby (author of Dammed)
  • 2021 Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award Honourable Mention: Dadibaajim
  • 2021 Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher, Manitoba Book Awards: Making Believe
  • 2021 Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History Prize, Canadian Historical Association: Dammed
  • 2021 CLIO History Prize (Ontario), Canadian Historical Association: Dammed
  • 2021 The Indigenous History Book Prize, Canadian Historical Association: Dammed
  • 2020 Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award Honourable Mention: Dammed
  • 2020 Margaret McWilliams Book Award for Scholarly History, Manitoba Historical Society: Civilian Internment in Canada
  • 2020 Floyd S. Chalmers Award for Ontario History, The Champlain Society: Dammed
  • 2020 François-Xavier Garneau Medal shortlist, Canadian Historical Association: The Clay We Are Made Of
  • 2020 Works in an Indigenous Language Award, Indigenous Voices Awards: Injichaag
  • 2020 Ann Saddlemyer Award, The Canadian Association for Theatre Research: Unbecoming Nationalism
  • 2020 KOBZAR Literary Award shortlist, The Shevchenko Foundation: The North End Revisited
  • 2019 Indigenous History Prize, Canadian Historical Association: Structures of Indifference
  • 2019 Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction, Manitoba Book Awards: Structures of Indifference
  • 2019 Selection, Scholarly Typographic, AUP Book, Jacket & Journal Show: Structures of Indifference
  • 2018 Fred Landon Award, Ontario Historical Society: Sounding Thunder
  • 2018 Alison Prentice Award, Ontario Historical Society: A Two-Spirit Journey
  • 2018 Best First Book, Native American and Indigenous Studies Association: The Clay We Are Made Of
  • 2018 Aboriginal History Group Book Prize, Canadian Historical Association: The Clay We Are Made Of
  • 2018 CLIO History Prize (Ontario), Canadian Historical Association: The Clay We Are Made Of
  • 2018 CLIO History Prize (Prairies), Canadian Historical Association: Managing Madness
  • 2018 Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher, Manitoba Book Awards: From the Tundra to the Trenches
  • 2018 Manitoba Day Award, Association of Manitoba Archives: No Man’s Land
  • 2017 Oral History Association Book Award: A Two Spirit Journey: The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibway-Cree Elder
  • 2017 Sir John A MacDonald Prize, Canadian Historical Association: Imperial Plots
  • 2017 CLIO History Prize (Prairies), Canadian Historical Association: Imperial Plots
  • 2017 Gita Chaudhuri Prize, Western Association of Women Historians: Imperial Plots
  • 2017 Manitoba Day Award, Association of Manitoba Archives: Thrashing Seasons
  • 2017 Selection, Jackets & Covers, 2017 AUP Book, Jacket & Journal Show: Thrashing Seasons
  • 2016 CHOICE Magazine Outstanding Academic Title: This Benevolent Experiment
  • 2016 Marsid Foundation Prize, Western Canada Jewish Book Awards: Holocaust Survivors in Canada
  • 2016 Manitoba Day Awards, Association of Manitoba Archives: The Showman and the Ukrainian Cause
  • 2016 Manitoba Day Awards, Association of Manitoba Archives: Indigenous Women, Work, and History
  • 2016 John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer, Manitoba Book Awards: Chantal Fiola
  • 2016 Beatrice Mosionier Award for Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award, Manitoba Book Awards: Chantal Fiola
  • 2016 Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher, Manitoba Book Awards: Life Among the Qallunaat
  • 2015 CHOICE Magazine Outstanding Academic Title: Transnational Radicals
  • 2015 Luther College and University of Regina Arts Award for Scholarly Writing, Saskatchwan Book Awards: Forest Prairie Edge
  • 2015 Manitoba Day Award, Association for Manitoba Archives: The Patriotic Consensus
  • 2015 Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award, Manitoba Book Awards: Devil in Deerskins
  • 2015 Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher, Manitoba Book Awards: Sanaaq
  • 2014 Selection, Jackets & Covers, 2014 AUP Book, Jacket & Journal Show: Sanaaq
  • 2013 Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award, Manitoba Book Awards: Imagining Winnipeg
  • 2013 Manitoba Day Award, Association for Manitoba Archives: Imagining Winnipeg
  • 2012 Gabrielle Roy Prize, ACQL: Stories in a New Skin
  • 2011 First Peoples’ Writing Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards: Seeing Red
  • 2011 Scholarly Writing Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards: Seeing Red
  • 2011 Regina Book Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards: Seeing Red
  • 2011 Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction, Manitoba Book Awards: When the Other Is Me
  • 2011 Margaret McWilliams Award for Local History, Manitoba Historical Society: Winnipeg Beach
  • 2011 Margaret McWilliams Award for Scholarly History, Manitoba Historical Society: Community and Frontier
  • 2010 Margaret McWilliams Award for Popular History, Manitoba Historical Society: Winnipeg’s Great War
  • 2010 First Peoples’ Writing Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards: Taking Back Our Spirits
  • 2009 John W. Dafoe Book Prize: Lord Selkirk
  • 2009 CHOICE Magazine Outstanding Academic Title: Restoring the Balance
  • 2009 Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award, Manitoba Book Awards: Prairie Metropolis
  • 2009 Manuela Dias Illustrated Book Award, Manitoba Book Awards: All Our Changes
  • 2009 Municipal Heritage Award (Education): For All We Have and Are
  • 2009 Scholarly Writing Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards: Taking Back Our Spirits
  • 2009 Melva J. Dwyer Award, ARLIS/NA: Winnipeg Modern
  • 2008 Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction, Manitoba Book Awards: Lord Selkirk
  • 2008 CAA Lela Common Award for Canadian History: Lord Selkirk
  • 2008 Margaret McWilliams Award for Scholarly History, Manitoba Historical Society: Lord Selkirk
  • 2008 CHOICE Magazine Outstanding Academic Title: Magic Weapons
  • 2007 Robert S. Kenny Prize in Marxist & Labour/Left Studies: A Great Restlessness
  • 2007 Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher, Manitoba Book Awards: The North End
  • 2006 Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award, Manitoba Book Awards: Winnipeg Modern
  • 2006 Margaret McWilliams Award for Organizational History, Manitoba Historical Society: St. John’s College
  • 2006 McNally Robinson Book of the Year, Manitoba Book Awards: A Great Restlessness
  • 2006 Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book, Manitoba Book Awards: A Great Restlessness
  • 2006 Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher, Manitoba Book Awards: A Great Restlessness
  • 2006 Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction, Manitoba Book Awards: A Great Restlessness
  • 2005 Literary Review of Canada’s 100 Most Important Canadian Books: A National Crime
  • 2005 Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction, Manitoba Book Awards: Like the Sound of a Drum
  • 2004 Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher, Manitoba Book Awards: Freshwater Fishes of Manitoba
  • 2004 Manuela Dias Illustrated Book Award, Manitoba Book Awards: Freshwater Fishes of Manitoba
  • 2002 Margaret McWilliams Award for Popular History: 1000 Miles of Prairie
  • 2002 Jason A. Hannah Medal: A Very Remarkable Sickness
  • 2001 CASE Silver Medal: The University of Manitoba
  • 2001 Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher, Manitoba Book Awards: The University of Manitoba
  • 2006 Margaret McWilliams Award for Organizational History, Manitoba Historical Society: The University of Manitoba
  • 2001 CLIO Award (Northern History), Canadian Historical Association: In Order to Live Untroubled
  • 1999 Margaret McWilliams Award for Scholarly History, Manitoba Historical Society: A National Crime
  • 1995 CHOICE Magazine Outstanding Academic Title: The Ojibwa of Western Canada
  • 1995 Margaret McWilliams Award for Scholarly History (honourable mention), Manitoba Historical Society: The Ojibwa of Western Canada
  • 1995 Margaret McWilliams Award for Scholarly History, Manitoba Historical Society: Severing the Ties that Bind