Saskatchewan Book Awards recognizes, celebrates and rewards the excellence of Saskatchewan authors and publishers, building greater awareness and appreciation of Saskatchewan books, and increasing reader engagement. SBA is the only provincially-focused book awards program in Saskatchewan and a principal ambassador for Saskatchewan’s diverse literary community. Its solid reputation for celebrating artistic excellence in style is recognized nationally.

SBA was founded in 1993 and celebrated its 25th Awards Ceremony in 2018. The shortlist is announced every February, followed by a series of readings to promote the authors and publishers on the shortlist. The awards are given out at the end of April at an annual Awards Ceremony. 


  • 2009

    Aboriginal Peoples' Writing and Publishing awards added

  • The Saskatchewan Book Awards (SBA) is pleased to partner with the Cathedral Village Arts Festival in May 2020.

    In recognition of Covid-19, SBA’s contribution will be online. The SBA is proud to introduce two authors onto the Saskatchewan literary scene: Raye Hendrickson and Beatrice Wallace.

    The author readings will happen through the Cathedral Village Arts Festival Facebook feed on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 8:00 pm.

    In an announcement earlier today Board Chair, Donna Woloshyn noted “Once again, I am pleased that the Saskatchewan Book Awards will be partnering with the Cathedral Village Arts Festival virtually in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

    SBA Executive Director Kam Teo added. “We are excited to be introducing two rising authors onto the Saskatchewan literary scene: Raye Hendrickson and Beatrice Wallace. Raye will be reading from Five Red Sentries and Beatrice will be reading from Wolf Woman: A Search for Identity.”

    For More Information Contact: Kam Teo, Executive Director

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  • 2002

    Prix du livre français (offered every second year) added

  • 1999

    Scholarly Writing Award added

  • 1998

    Saskatoon Book Award added

  • 1996

    Publishing in Education Award added

  • 1995

    Fiction, Poetry and Children’s (alternates with Young Adult) awards added

  • 1994

    Organization incorporated as the Saskatchewan Book Awards Inc.
    Non-Fiction Award added

2014 Saskatchewan Book Awards

Archived Saskatchewan Book Awards (by Year)


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