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Announcing the 2017 Award Winners

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Awards for Writers

Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award
The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel (Penguin Random House)

Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award
New Albion by Dwayne Brenna (Coteau Books)

University of Saskatchewan Non-Fiction Award
A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905 by Bill Waiser (Fifth House Publishers)

Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Indigenous Peoples’ Writing Award
Burning in this Midnight Dream by Louise Bernice Halfe (Coteau Books)

O’Reilly Insurance and The Co-operators First Book Award
Along Comes a Wolfe by Angie Counios and David Gane (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing)

Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award
Burning in this Midnight Dream by Louise Bernice Halfe (Coteau Books)

Young Adult Literature Award
The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie (Second Story Press)

City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award
The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel (Penguin Random House)

City of Regina Book Award
Towards a Prairie Atonement by Trevor Herriot (University of Regina Press)

Jennifer Welsh Scholarly Writing Award
No Free Man: Canada, the Great War, and the Enemy Alien Experience by Bohdan S. Kordan (McGill Queen’s University Press)

Prix du livre français
La voix de mon père by Madeleine Blais-Dahlem (Éditions de la nouvelle plume)

Awards for Publishers

Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport Publishing Award
University of Regina Press for Towards a Prairie Atonement by Trevor Herriot

Advancing Education Award for Publishing in Education
University of Regina Press for Measures of Astonishment: Poets on Poetry presented by the League of Canadian Poets

Indigenous Peoples’ Publishing Award
Coteau Books for Burning in this Midnight Dream by Louise Bernice Halfe

It's April!

April Newsletter

If you missed out on our early bird tickets, don't worry, there's still time to buy our regular priced tickets! Tickets are available for purchase until Wednesday, April 26 for $75/person, $600/table of 8, and $750/table of 10. Purchase tickets online at bookawards.sk.ca or mail a cheque to our office (315-1102 8th Avenue, Regina, SK S4R 1C9).

Shortlist Reading II

Join us in Saskatoon for a reading by shortlisted authors Arthur Slade, Beth Goobie, and Madeleine Blais-Dahlem! Arthur Slade's Flickers is shortlisted for the Young Adult Fiction Award, Beth Goobie's The Pain Eater is shortlisted for the Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award, Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award, and the Young Adult Literature Award, and Madeleine Blais-Dahlem's bilingual book La voix de mon père / My Father's Voice is shortlisted for the Prix du livre français.

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SBA is pleased to partner with the Vertigo Reading Series to bring you presentations from three shortlisted books at the MacKenzie Art Gallery on April 20th. Emily Eaton will be talking about Fault Lines: Life and Landscape in Saskatchewan's Oil Economy, while Valerie Zink displays some of the photographs from the book. Their book is shortlisted for the City of Regina Book Award. Carla Braidek will read from her collection of poetry, A Map in My Blood, which has been shortlisted for the Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award, and Blair Stonechild will share his non-fiction work The Knowledge Seeker: Embracing Indigenous Spirituality, which has been shortlisted for the City of Regina Book Award.

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Sponsored by les Éditions de la Nouvelle Plume, the three authors who are shortlisted for the Prix du livre français will read in French from their shortlisted books on Thursday, April 20 at 7pm at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Saskatoon. David Baudemont will read from his beautiful book, Lignes de fuite, a celebration of rural Saskatchewan in word and watercolour. Madeleine Blais-Dahlem will read from La voix de mon père, her Young Adult novel set in 1950’s rural Saskatchewan, and Laurier Gareau will read from his historical novel, De poussière et de vent.

McNally Robinson accueillera les auteurs Fransaskois en nomination pour le Prix de livre français, offert les années impaires au Saskatchewan Book Awards jeudi, le 20 avril à 19h00. David Baudemont présentera son recueil de réflexions philosophiques illustrées à l’encre et au fusain, Lignes de fuite. Madeleine Blais-Dahlem lira de son roman jeunesse en guise de mémoire, La voix de mon père. Laurier Gareau lira de son roman historique De poussière et de vent qui explore l’histoire de la Saskatchewan durant les années 1928-1945.

 RPL Writes of Spring

On April 27th we will be at the newly renovated George Bothwell Library for a panel discussion with shortlisted authors David Gane, Angie Counios, Judith Silverthorne, and Gail Bowen! RPL Writer-in-Residence and shortlisted author Trevor Herrior will host.

2017 Shortlist Announcement

Saskatchewan Book Awards is pleased to announce the 2017 Shortlist. The winners will be revealed at the 24th Awards Ceremony on April 29, 2017. Tickets are now on sale! Congratulations to all of the shortlisted authors and publishers! Click here for a printable version.

Awards for Writers

Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award

A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905 by Bill Waiser (Fifth House Publishers)

Never Mind by Katherine Lawrence (Turnstone Press)

The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel (Penguin Random House)

The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie (Second Story Press)

Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award

New Albion by Dwayne Brenna (Coteau Books)

The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel (Penguin Random House)

The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie (Second Story Press)

What’s Left Behind by Gail Bowen (McClelland & Stewart)

University of Saskatchewan Non-Fiction Award

100 Days of Cree by Neal McLeod with Arok Wolvengrey (University of Regina Press)

A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905 by Bill Waiser (Fifth House Publishers)

Firewater: How Alcohol is Killing My People (And Yours) by Harold R. Johnson (University of Regina Press)

Inside the Mental: Silence, Stigma, Psychiatry, and LSD by Kay Parley (University of Regina Press)

Towards a Prairie Atonement by Trevor Herriot (University of Regina Press)

Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Indigenous Peoples’ Writing Award

Burning in this Midnight Dream by Louise Bernice Halfe (Coteau Books)

Mythologizing Norval Morrisseau: Art and the Colonial Narrative in the Canadian Media by Carmen L. Robertson (University of Manitoba Press)

Road Allowance Kitten, written by Wilfred Burton, illustrated by Christina Johns, translated by Norman Fleury (Gabriel Dumont Institute Press)

The Red Files by Lisa Bird-Wilson (Nightwood Editions)

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

Along Comes a Wolfe by Angie Counios and David Gane (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing)

Magpie by Michael James (Thought Catalog Books)

Wind Leaves Absence by Mary Maxwell (Thistledown Press)

Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award

A Map in my Blood by Carla Braidek (Thistledown Press)

Burning in this Midnight Dream by Louise Bernice Halfe (Coteau Books)

The Hideous Hidden by Sylvia Legris (New Directions Publishing)

The Red Files by Lisa Bird-Wilson (Nightwood Editions)

Young Adult Literature Award

Convictions by Judith Silverthorne (Coteau Books)

Flickers by Arthur Slade (HarperCollins)

The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie (Second Story Press)

Yellow Dog by Miriam Körner (Red Deer Press)

City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award

A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905 by Bill Waiser (Fifth House Publishers)

Been in the Storm So Long by Terry Jordan (Coteau Books)

Burning in this Midnight Dream by Louise Bernice Halfe (Coteau Books)

Never Mind by Katherine Lawrence (Turnstone Press)

The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel (Penguin Random House)

City of Regina Book Award

Fault Lines: Life and Landscape in Saskatchewan’s Oil Economy by Emily Eaton, photographs by Valerie Zink (University of Manitoba Press)

Inside the Mental: Silence, Stigma, Psychiatry, and LSD by Kay Parley (University of Regina Press)

The Knowledge Seeker: Embracing Indigenous Spirituality by Blair Stonechild (University of Regina Press)

Towards a Prairie Atonement by Trevor Herriot (University of Regina Press)

Jennifer Welsh Scholarly Writing Award

Holy War: Cowboys, Indians, and 9/11s by Mark Cronlund Anderson (University of Regina Press)

No Free Man: Canada, the Great War, and the Enemy Alien Experience by Bohdan S. Kordan (McGill Queen’s University Press)

Reconsidering C.B. Macpherson: From Possessive Individualism to Democratic Theory and Beyond by Phillip Hansen (University of Toronto Press)

Prix du livre français

De poussière et de vent by Laurier Gareau (Éditions de la nouvelle plume)

La voix de mon père by Madeleine Blais-Dahlem (Éditions de la nouvelle plume)

Lignes de fuite by David Baudemont (Éditions de la nouvelle plume)

Awards for Publishers

Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport Publishing Award

Coteau Books

Scattered Bones by Maggie Siggins

University of Regina Press

Firewater: How Alcohol is Killing My People (And Yours) by Harold R. Johnson

Holy War: Cowboys, Indians, and 9/11s by Mark Cronlund Anderson

Reading from Behind: A Cultural Analysis of the Anus by Jonathan A. Allan

The Long Walk by Jan Zwicky

Towards a Prairie Atonement by Trevor Herriot

Advancing Education Award for Publishing in Education

Coteau Books

Convictions by Judith Silverthorne

Gabriel Dumont Institute Press

Road Allowance Kitten, written by Wilfred Burton, illustrated by Christina Johns, translated by Norman Fleury

University of Regina Press

100 Days of Cree by Neal McLeod with Arok Wolvengrey

Beginning Cree by Solomon Ratt, with illustrations by Holly Martin

Measures of Astonishment: Poets on Poetry presented by the League of Canadian Poets

Indigenous Peoples’ Publishing Award

Coteau Books

Burning in this Midnight Dream by Louise Bernice Halfe

University of Regina Press

100 Days of Cree by Neal McLeod with Arok Wolvengrey

BrunchRaiser

Saskatchewan Book Awards is pleased to invite you to Sunday brunch on November 13th. Only $20 per person gets you one regular priced brunch item at the Capitol Restaurant in Regina.

Connie Gault, Gerry Hill, and Carol Daniels will read at the event. A 50/50 Raffle and Silent Auction will also be featured.

Seating times:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tickets are available at the SBA office (315-1102 8th Ave) or from board and staff members. All proceeds go towards supporting authors and publishers in Saskatchewan! Call or email Executive Director Courtney Bates-Hardy for more information (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 306-569-1585).

 

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Submissions Open for 2017 Saskatchewan Book Awards

Saskatchewan Book Awards is now open for submissions to the 2017 awards competition. The Call for Entries is available for download on our website. Once you're ready to submit, please use our online entry form. Copies of the book and a cheque for the submissions fee must be sent to the office at 315-1102 8th Ave, Regina, SK S4R 1C9. Submission fees are used for the administrative costs of processing the submissions and are therefore non-refundable. Submissions will close on Tuesday, November 1.

This year, there are 14 categories, including: Book of the Year, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Saskatoon Book, Regina Book, First Book, Poetry, Indigenous Peoples’ Writing, Young Adult Literature, Scholarly Writing, Publishing, Indigenous Peoples’ Publishing, Publishing in Education, and the Prix du livre français. The Children’s Literature Award is not being offered in 2017 but will be offered again in 2018.

The shortlist will be announced in February 2017 and award winners will be announced on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. Contact the Saskatchewan Book Awards at 306-569-1585 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

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