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The shortlist for the 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards was announced today in Regina and Saskatoon. Congratulations to all of the shortlisted authors and publishers! We look forward to celebrating with all of you at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 28 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. Tickets are now on sale!

Awards for Writers

Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award

Extended Families by Ven Begamdudré (Coteau Books)

Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont (Thistledown Press)

Islands of Grass by Trevor Herriot (photographs by Branimir Gjetvaj) (Coteau Books)

The Bus by Adam Pottle (Quattro Books)

The Gold by David Carpenter (Coteau Books)

The Last Chance Ladies’ Book Club by Marlis Wesseler (Signature Editions)


Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award

Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont (Thistledown Press)

The Bus by Adam Pottle (Quattro Books)

The Last Chance Ladies’ Book Club by Marlis Wesseler (Signature Editions)

 

University of Saskatchewan Non-Fiction Award

Fiery Joe by Kathleen Carlisle (University of Regina Press)

Islands of Grass by Trevor Herriot (photographs by Branimir Gjetvaj) (Coteau Books)

 

Jennifer Welsh Scholarly Writing Award

Fiery Joe by Kathleen Carlisle (University of Regina Press)

 

Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Indigenous Peoples’ Writing Award

Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont (Thistledown Press)

In Care by Kenneth T. Williams (Scirocco Drama)

#IndianLovePoems by Tenille K. Campbell (Signature Editions)

 

O’Reilly Insurance and the Co-operators First Book Award

#IndianLovePoems by Tenille K. Campbell (Signature Editions)

The Last Best Car by Dale Edward Johnson (Dale Edward Johnson)

 

Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award

breathing at dusk by Beth Goobie (Coteau Books)

Fabric of Day by Anne Campbell (Thistledown Press)

Stay by Katherine Lawrence (Coteau Books)

 

Children’s Literature Award

Stay by Katherine Lawrence (Coteau Books)

Violet and Victor Write the Most Fabulous Fairy Tale, written by Alice Kuipers, and illustrated by Bethanie Deeney Murguia (Little, Brown and Company)

When the Trees Crackle with Cold by Bernice Johnson-Laxdal and Miriam Körner (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing)

 

City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award

breathing at dusk by Beth Goobie (Coteau Books)

Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont (Thistledown Press)

Me (and) Me by Alice Kuipers (Harper Trophy Canada)

nipê wânîn by Mika Lafond (Thistledown Press)

 

City of Regina Book Award

Islands of Grass by Trevor Herriot (photographs by Branimir Gjetvaj) (Coteau Books)

The Cityborn by Edward Willett (DAW Books)

The Fabric of Day by Anne Campbell (Thistledown Press)

The Last Chance Ladies’ Book Club by Marlis Wesseler (Signature Editions)

 

Awards for Publishers

Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport Publishing Award

University of Regina Press

Claiming Anishinaabe by Lynn Gehl

Fiery Joe by Kathleen Carlisle

Mapmaker by Barbara Mitchell

Mudeater by John D. Pihach

 

Publishing in Education Award
Sponsored by University of Regina Faculty of Education and SaskBooks

University of Regina Press

Aaniiih/Gros Ventre Stories, compiled and edited by Terry Brockie and Andrew Cowell

Fiery Joe by Kathleen Carlisle

Speaking in Cod Tongues by Lenore Newman

The Magnificent Nahanni by Gordon Nelson

 

Saskatoon Public Library Indigenous Peoples’ Publishing Award

Gabriel Dumont Institute Press

Métis Christmas Mittens by Leah Marie Dorion (Michif translation by Norman Fleury)

University of Regina Press

Aaniiih/Gros Ventre Stories, compiled and edited by Terry Brockie and Andrew Cowell

Claiming Anishinaabe by Lynn Gehl

 

Congratulations

 
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