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Congratulations to the 2016 Book Awards Winners!

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Awards for Writers

University of Regina Book of the Year Award
A Beauty by Connie Gault (McClelland & Stewart)

Rasmussen, Rasmussen and Charowsky Aboriginal Peoples' Writing Award
nakamowin'sa for the seasons by Rita Bouvier (Thistledown Press)

Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award
A Beauty by Connie Gault (McClelland & Stewart)

O'Reilly Insurance and The Co-operators First Book Award
Hacker Packer by Cassidy McFadzean (McClelland & Stewart)

University of Saskatchewan Non-Fiction Award
#Idlenomore and the Remaking of Canada by Ken Coates (University of Regina Press)

Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award
Bedlam Cowslip by Jeanette Lynes (Wolsak and Wynn)

City of Regina Book Award
Hacker Packer by Cassidy McFadzean (McClelland & Stewart)

City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award
The Afterlife of Birds by Elizabeth Philips (Freehand Books)

University of Regina Arts and Luther College Award for Scholarly Writing
The Decolonizing Poetics of Indigenous Literatures by Mareike Neuhaus (University of Regina Press)

SaskEnergy Children's Literature Award
My First Métis Lobstick by Leah Marie Dorion (Gabriel Dumont Institute Press)

Awards for Publishers

University of Regina Faculty of Education and Campion College Award for Publishing in Education
University of Regina Press for Children of the Broken Treaty by Charlie Angus

Regina Public Library Aboriginal Peoples' Publishing Award
Purich Publishing for Nationhood Interrupted by Sylvia McAdam

Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport Publishing Award
University of Regina Press for Children of the Broken Treaty by Charlie Angus

Be Our Guest!

Tickets on sale for the 2016 Saskatchewan Book Awards

As of April 1st our early bird prices are no longer available, but luckily tickets for the 2016 Saskatchewan Book Awards Ceremony can still be purchased until April 27th!

We are thrilled to announce that Muslims for Peace and Justice in Saskatchewan is the new sponsor for the 2016 Fiction Award! We are so grateful to have the support of yet another incredible Saskatchewan-based organization.

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Join us for the second Shortlist Reading tonight at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon! The third Shortlist Reading is on Friday, April 15!

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Sask Book Awards is pleased to partner with the Regina Public Library on their Readers' and Writers' Summit, April 28-May 2! Register on their website.

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Andino Suns to perform at the 2016 Awards Ceremony!

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SBA is very excited to announce that three members of Andino Suns will perform at the 23rd Saskatchewan Book Awards Ceremony. Andrés Dávalos, Andrés Palma, and Cristian Moya will take the stage during the intermission. Andino Suns is a multi-instrumental modern Andean party music group based out of Regina, Saskatchewan. The group has played their combination of traditional sounds from the Andes Mountains and modern Latin rhythms throughout the country at events such as JUNOfest, Ness Creek Music Festival, Sasktel Jazz Festival, and Regina Folk Festival in Saskatchewan; Festival du Bout du Monde, and Festival des Traditions du Monde in Quebec; and Cold Snap Festival in British Columbia.

With live Andean music, a delicious prairie buffet, cash bar, and talented writers and publishers from across the province, the Awards Ceremony is not a show to be missed!

Tickets can be purchased for early bird prices here via Paypal until April 1st. Our early bird prices are: $50/ticket, $350/table of 8, or $450/table of 10. After April 1st, tickets will be available for $60/ticket, $420/table of 8, or $540/table of 10. Payments by cheque can be sent to 315-1102 8th Ave, Regina, SK S4R 1C9.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Shortlist Clarification

SBA would like to clarify who is shortlisted for Honouring the Buffalo by Ray Lavallee and Judith Silverthorne, illustrated by Mike Keepness. Ray Lavallee is shortlisted for the Aboriginal Peoples' Writing Award, while both Ray Lavallee and Judith Silverthorne are shortlisted for the Children's Literature Award, and Your Nickel's Worth Publishing is shortlisted for the Aboriginal Peoples' Publishing Award. The shortlist now reflects these distinctions. Please contact our office at 306-569-1585 if you have any questions.

Shortlist Announcement

Saskatchewan Book Awards is pleased to announce the 2016 Shortlist. The winners will be revealed at the 23rd Awards Ceremony on April 30, 2016. Tickets are now on sale! Congratulations to all of the shortlisted authors and publishers! Click here for a printable version.

Awards for Writers

University of Regina Book of the Year Award

Connie Gault, A Beauty (McClelland & Stewart)

Jeanette Lynes, Bedlam Cowslip (Wolsak and Wynn)

Joseph Auguste Merasty with David Carpenter, The Education of Augie Merasty (University of Regina Press)

Guy Vanderhaeghe, Daddy Lenin and Other Stories (McClelland & Stewart)

Fiction Award

Carol Daniels, Bearskin Diary (Nightwood Editions)

Connie Gault, A Beauty (McClelland & Stewart)

R.P. MacIntyre, Mahihkan Lake (Thistledown Press)

Elizabeth Philips, The Afterlife of Birds (Freehand Books)

Guy Vanderhaeghe, Daddy Lenin and Other Stories (McClelland & Stewart)

Dianne Warren, Liberty Street (HarperCollins)

University of Saskatchewan Non-Fiction Award

Raymond Blake, Lions or Jellyfish: Newfoundland-Ottawa Relations since 1957 (University of Toronto Press)

Ken Coates, #Idlenomore and the Remaking of Canada (University of Regina Press)

Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum), Nationhood Interrupted (Purich Publishing)

Alexandra Popoff, Tolstoy’s False Disciple (Pegasus Books)

Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Aboriginal Peoples’ Writing Award

Rita Bouvier, nakamowin’sa for the seasons (Thistledown Press)

Carol Daniels, Bearskin Diary (Nightwood Editions)

Tara Gereaux, Size of a Fist (Thistledown Press)

Harold Johnson, Corvus (Thistledown Press)

Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum), Nationhood Interrupted (Purich Publishing)

Ray Lavallee, illustrated by Mike Keepness (written by Judith Silverthorne), Honouring the Buffalo (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing)

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

Carol Daniels, Bearskin Diary (Nightwood Editions)

Tara Gereaux, Size of a Fist (Thistledown Press)

Beth Gobeil, Breathing Room (Hagios Press)

Lisa Guenther, Friendly Fire (NeWest Press)

Cassidy McFadzean, Hacker Packer (McClelland & Stewart)

Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award

Rita Bouvier, nakamowin’sa for the seasons (Thistledown Press)

Gerald Hill, Hillsdale Book (NeWest Press)

Jeanette Lynes, Bedlam Cowslip (Wolsak and Wynn)

Children’s Literature Award

Leah Marie Dorion, My First Métis Lobstick (Gabriel Dumont Institute Press)

Ray Lavallee and Judith Silverthorne, illustrated by Mike Keepness, Honouring the Buffalo (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing)

City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award

Rita Bouvier, nakamowin’sa for the seasons (Thistledown Press)

Ken Coates, #Idlenomore and the Remaking of Canada (University of Regina Press)

Yvette Nolan, Medicine Shows: Indigenous Performance Culture (Playwrights Canada Press)

Elizabeth Philips, The Afterlife of Birds (Freehand Books)

Lloyd Ratzlaff, Bindy’s Moon (Thistledown Press)

Guy Vanderhaeghe, Daddy Lenin and Other Stories (McClelland & Stewart)

City of Regina Book Award

Connie Gault, A Beauty (McClelland & Stewart)

Cassidy McFadzean, Hacker Packer (McClelland & Stewart)

Dianne Warren, Liberty Street (HarperCollins)

University of Regina Arts and Luther College Award for Scholarly Writing

Raymond Blake, Lions or Jellyfish: Newfoundland-Ottawa Relations since 1957 (University of Toronto Press)

Mareike Neuhaus, The Decolonizing Poetics of Indigenous Literatures (University of Regina Press)

Greg Poelzer and Ken Coates, From Treaty Peoples to Treaty Nation (UBC Press)

 

Awards for Publishers

Publishing Award

Coteau Books

Wild Rose by Sharon Butala

MacKenzie Art Gallery and Southern Alberta Art Gallery

Amalie Atkins: we live on the edge of disaster and imagine we are in a musical by Timothy Long

University of Regina Press

Children of the Broken Treaty by Charlie Angus

#Idlenomore and the Remaking of Canada by Ken Coates

The Education of Augie Merasty by Joseph Auguste Merasty with David Carpenter

University of Regina Faculty of Education and Campion College Award for

Publishing in Education

University of Regina Press

Children of the Broken Treaty by Charlie Angus

Metis and the Medicine Line by Michel Hogue

The Decolonizing Poetics of Indigenous Literatures by Mareike Neuhaus

The Education of Augie Merasty by Joseph Auguste Merasty with David Carpenter

Regina Public Library Aboriginal Peoples’ Publishing Award

Purich Publishing

Nationhood Interrupted by Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum)

Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing

Honouring the Buffalo by Ray Lavallee and Judith Silverthorne, illustrated by Mike Keepness

 
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