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SBA Awards Ceremony

SBA Awards Ceremony will be available at 7:00pm, June 23, 2022.

Final Final 2022 SBA Background

 

The 2022 SBA Winners are listed below! or PDF: 2022_SK_Book_Awards_Winners_Press_Release.pdf

Ministry of Parks, Culture, and Sport First Book Award

Only If We’re Caught (Thistledown Press), by Theressa Slind.

University of Saskatchewan, President’s Office, Non-Fiction Award

Bread & Water: Essays (University of Regina Press), by dee Hobsbawn Smith.

SK Arts Poetry Award Honouring Anne Szumigalski

awâsis — kinky and disheveled (Brick Books), by Louise B. Halfe – Sky Dancer.


University of Regina Faculty of Arts/University of Saskatchewan College of Arts and Science Jennifer Welsh Scholarly Writing Award

Intimate Integration: A History of the Sixties Scoop and the Colonization of Indigenous Kinship (University of Toronto Press), by Allyson D. Stevenson.

City of Saskatoon/Saskatoon Public Library Saskatoon Award

Probably Ruby (Doubleday Canada), by Lisa Bird-Wilson.

City of Regina Regina Award

Little Housewolf (Signal Editions), by Medrie Purdham.

Rasmussen & Co. Indigenous Peoples’ Writing Award

Intimate Integration: A History of the Sixties Scoop and the Colonization of Indigenous Kinship (University of Toronto Press), by Allyson D. Stevenson.

G. Murray and Edna Forbes Foundation Children’s Award

The Girl with the Cat (Red Deer Press), by Beverley Brenna (Illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan).

Fiction Award

August Into Winter (Doubleday Canada), by Guy Vanderhaeghe.


Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award Honouring Mary Sutherland

Probably Ruby (Doubleday Canada), by Lisa Bird-Wilson.

Awards for Publishers

Creative Saskatchewan Publishing Award

University of Regina Press for publishing Cold Case North: The Search for James Brady and Absolom Halkett, by Michael Nest with Deanna Reder and Eric Bell.

SaskBooks Publishing in Education Award

University of Regina Press for Mācī-Anihināpēmowin / Beginning Saulteaux by L. Lynn Cote & Margaret R. Cote.

Saskatoon Public Library Indigenous Peoples’ Publishing Award

GDI Press for 20.12 m: A Short Story Collection of a Life as a Road Allowance Métis by Arnolda Dufour Bowes.

Saskatchewan Book Awards Strengthens Partnership with Founders

SK Books and Founding Partners

Saskatchewan Book Awards Strengthens Partnerships with Founders.

REGINA – Beginning with the 2023 awards season, the Saskatchewan Book Awards will be operating in closer connection with its founding partners – SaskBooks, the Saskatchewan Library Association and the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild.

The four organizations have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate a greater role for the founding partners in the logistics and operational support of the Saskatchewan Book Awards, which will continue to promote and celebrate Saskatchewan authors and publishers as they have done for three decades. An example of this new agreement is the 2023 awards ceremony, which will take place during the Saskatchewan Library Association’s annual conference.

The volunteer-led Saskatchewan Book Awards Board of Directors will continue to be responsible for overseeing the sponsorship, submissions and independent adjudication processes, to guarantee the integrity and freedom from conflict of interest that was integral when the awards were founded by the partners in 1993. The Board is undergoing some transformation in line with its more focused role.

“As we enter into our 30th anniversary year, these changes will enable us to continue to deliver the high-quality Saskatchewan Book Awards program that we know is important to our literary community and reading public, while ensuring efficiency and sustainability,” said Donna Woloshyn, Chair of the Saskatchewan Book Awards Board of Directors.

“I want to thank our founding partners for coming together to focus on our future, as well as all those who contribute their time and effort to the success of the Saskatchewan Book Awards,” she continued. “We look forward to our next chapter of even stronger connections and increased collaboration.”
The Saskatchewan Book Awards is the only provincially focused book awards program in the province and it is a principal ambassador for Saskatchewan’s literary community.

For more information:
Donna Woloshyn, Chair
Saskatchewan Book Awards
306-569-1585

For a pdf copy: SBA_New_Direction_Media_Release_June_24_2022.pdf

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Saskatchewan Book Awards Master of Ceremonies, Eric Peterson!

The Saskatchewan Book Awards thanks actor Eric Peterson for hosting the 2022 SBA Ceremony that took place on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 7:00 pm. The pride of Indian Head, SK, Peterson brought his acting skills and folksy prairie humour in hosting the one hour ceremony. Thank you for making the 2022 SBA the best ever, Eric!

We would also like to thank His Honour, Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty, for his Greetings from Queen Elizabeth II (Government of Canada) as well as the Honourable Laura Ross, for Greetings on behalf of the Government of Saskatchewan, and Premier Scott Moe.

The SBA would also like thank the Sponsors of our thirteen, and the spokespersons that presented Awards on their behalf.

A final thank you goes to the fine folks at Amplify Digital Marketing Corporation in Regina, SK, that produced the 2022 Online Ceremony!

 

SBA and Cathedral Village Festival Author Readings, May 24, 7 pm.

 

Cathedral Village Gereaux and Purdham

2022 Saskatchewan Book Awards and the Cathedral Village Arts Festival

The Saskatchewan Book Awards (SBA) is pleased to partner with the Cathedral Village Arts Festival on Tuesday, May 24 at 8:00 pm. The author reading will take place at The Artesian in Regina, 2627 13th Avenue, at the Corner of 13th and Angus. The authors sponsored by SBA are Tara Gereaux and Medrie Purdham. They will be reading from their works, Saltus, (Nightwood Editions) and Little Housewolf, (Signal Editions) respectively. Their books have been shortlisted for the 2022 SBA in the City of Regina Category; with Saltus also shortlisted in the Fiction Category and Little Housewolf in the Poetry Category.

Please bring proof of vaccination for the event.

The SBA would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts for sponsoring these author readings!

2022 SBA Shortlist! Congratulations!

 

Congrats shortlist

2022 Saskatchewan Book Awards Shortlist 

Congratulations to all the 2022 Shortlisted authors and publishers that were just announced this afternoon! 

Congratulations to all the Shortlisted authors and publishers for the 2022 Saskatchewan Book Awards! Some SBA Shortlisted authors include include Guy Vanderhaege for August Into Winter, Louise B. Halfe, Skydancer for awâsis — kinky and disheveled and Lisa Bird-Wilson’s for Probably Ruby.

“We are celebrating 29 years of excellence in writing and publishing in Saskatchewan,” says SBA Executive Director Kam Teo. “Once again, we are very proud of this year’s nominees which reflect the diversity of our authors and publishers.”

For a look at the complete list please look below. For a printable pdf  2022_SK_Book_Awards_Shortlist_Press_Release.pdf

The online ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 7:00 pm. It will be available on our website and the SBA Facebook page.

For more information, please visit bookawards.sk.ca or contact:

Kam Teo
Executive Director
(306) 569-1585
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Awards for Authors

Ministry of Parks, Culture, and Sport First Book Award

A Line of Blood and Dirt: Creating the Canada-United States Border across Indigenous Lands (Oxford University Press), by Benjamin Hoy.

handwringers (Radiant Press), by Sarah Mintz.

Iskotew Iskwew: Poetry of a Northern Rez Girl (Bookland Press), by Francine Merasty.

Only If We’re Caught (Thistledown Press), by Theressa Slind.

20.12 m: A Short Story Collection of a Life Lived as a Road Allowance Metis (GDI Press), by Arnolda Dufour Bowes.

University of Saskatchewan, President’s Office, Non-Fiction Award

Bread & Water (University of Regina Press), by dee Hobsbawn Smith.

Crossroads: My Story of Tragedy and Resilience as a Humboldt Bronco (Collins), by Kaleb Dahlgren.

Daughters of Aataentsic: Life Stories from Seven Generations (McGill-Queen’s University Press), by Kathryn Magee Labelle.

A Line of Blood and Dirt: Creating the Canada-United States Border across Indigenous Lands (Oxford University Press), by Benjamin Hoy.

Indigenous Women & Street Gangs: Survivance Narratives (University of Alberta Press), by Amber, Bev, Chantel, Jazmyne, Faith, Jorgina, & Robert Henry.

SK Arts Poetry Award Honouring Anne Szumigalski

Girl running (Thistledown Press), by Diana Hope Tegenkamp.

awâsis — kinky and disheveled (Brick Books), by Louise B. Halfe – Sky Dancer.

Little Housewolf (Signal Editions), by Medrie Purdham.

Kitotam (Radiant Press), by John McDonald.

Essential Ingredients (Inanna Publications), by Carol Rose GoldenEagle.

University of Regina Faculty of Arts/University of Saskatchewan College of Arts and Science Jennifer Welsh Scholarly Writing Award

Cowboy Presidents: The Frontier Myth and U.S. Politics since 1900 (University of Oklahoma Press), by David A. Smith.

Intimate Integration: A History of the Sixties Scoop and the Colonization of Indigenous Kinship (University of Toronto Press), by Allyson D. Stevenson.

A Line of Blood and Dirt: Creating the Canada-United States Border across Indigenous Lands (Oxford University Press), by Benjamin Hoy.

Collective care: Indigenous Motherhood, Family, and HIV/AIDS (University of Toronto Press), by Pamela J. Downe.

Daughters of Aataentsic: Life Stories from Seven Generations (McGill-Queen’s University Press), by Kathryn Magee Labelle.

City of Saskatoon/Saskatoon Public Library Saskatoon Award

Probably Ruby (Doubleday Canada), by Lisa Bird-Wilson.

Bread & Water (University of Regina Press), by dee Hobsbawn Smith.

Girl running (Thistledown Press), by Diana Hope Tegenkamp.

awâsis — kinky and disheveled (Brick Books), by Louise B. Halfe – Sky Dancer.

A Line of Blood and Dirt: Creating the Canada-United States Border across Indigenous Lands (Oxford University Press), by Benjamin Hoy.

City of Regina Regina Award

The “Mr. Big” Sting: The Cases, The Killers, The Controversial Confessions (ECW Press), by Mark Stobbe.

Saltus (Nightwood Editions), by Tara Gereaux.

Little Housewolf (Signal Editions), by Medrie Purdham.

Wreck: a very anxious memoir (Radiant Press), by Kelley Jo Burke.

A Natural History of Unnatural Things (Radiant Press), by Zachari Logan.

Rasmussen & Co. Indigenous Peoples’ Writing Award

awâsis — kinky and disheveled (Brick Books), by Louise B. Halfe – Sky Dancer.

Intimate Integration: A History of the Sixties Scoop and the Colonization of Indigenous Kinship (University of Toronto Press), by Allyson D. Stevenson.

Iskocēs Tipiskak: A Spark in the Dark (John Langan), by John Langan.

20.12 m: A Short Story Collection of a Life Lived as a Road Allowance Metis (GDI Press), by Arnolda Dufour Bowes.

The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour (Freehand Books), by Dawn Dumont.

G. Murray and Edna Forbes Foundation Children’s Award

Nyla’s New Shoes (Caitlin Nickel), by Caitlin Nickel (Illustrated by Vivien Sarkany).

The Girl with the Cat (Red Deer Press), by Beverley Brenna (Illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan).

Adventures on the Circle Star Ranch (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing), by Jackie Cameron (Illustrated by Wendi Nordell).

Road Allowance Kitten: Broken Promises (GDI Press), by Wilfred Burton (Illustrated by Christina Johns).

The 1-Dogpower Garden Team (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing), by Alison Lohans (Illustrated by Gretchen Ehrsam).

Fiction Award

Probably Ruby (Doubleday Canada), by Lisa Bird-Wilson.


Only If We’re Caught (Thistledown Press), by Theressa Slind.

August Into Winter (McClelland & Stewart), by Guy Vanderhaeghe.

The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour (Freehand Books), by Dawn Dumont.


Saltus (Nightwood Editions), by Tara Gereaux.

Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award Honouring Mary Sutherland


Only If We’re Caught (Thistledown Press), by Theressa Slind.

Probably Ruby (Doubleday Canada), by Lisa Bird-Wilson.

August Into Winter (McClelland & Stewart), by Guy Vanderhaeghe.

Saltus (Nightwood Editions), by Tara Gereaux.

awâsis — kinky and disheveled (Brick Books), by Louise B. Halfe – Sky Dancer.

Awards for Publishers

Creative Saskatchewan Publishing Award

University of Regina Press for publishing #BlackinSchool by Habiba Cooper Diallo.

Radiant Press for publishing handwringers by Sarah Mintz.

University of Regina Press for publishing Red Obsidian by Stephan Torre.

University of Regina Press for publishing Cold Case North: The Search for James Brady and Absalom Halkett, by Michael Nest with Deanna Reder and Eric Bell.

University of Regina Press for publishing Châhkâpâs: A Naskapi Legend, by John Peastitude; edited by Marguerite MacKenzie; translated by Julie Brittain & Silas Nabinicaboo.

SaskBooks Publishing in Education Award

University of Regina Press for Châhkâpâs: A Naskapi Legend by John Peastitute, edited by Marguerite MacKenzie, and translated by Julie Brittain & Silas Nabinicaboo.

University of Regina Press for Carrying the Burden of Peace: Reimagining Indigenous Masculinities Through Story by Sam McKegney.

University of Regina Press for #BlackInSchool by Habiba Cooper Diallo.


University of Regina Press for Mācī-Anihināpēmowin / Beginning Saulteaux by L. Lynn Cote & Margaret R. Cote.

Saskatoon Public Library Indigenous Peoples’ Publishing Award

GDI Press for 20.12 m: A Short Story Collection of a Life as a Road Allowance Métis by Arnolda Dufour Bowes.

University of Regina Press for Gather: On the Joy of Storytelling by Richard Van Camp.

A Wood Dragon Book for Finding Izzy by Sheryl Doherty.

MacKenzie Art Gallery/Musée d’Art MacKenzie for The Sioux Project – Tatanka Oyate edited by Dana Claxton.

Radiant Press for Kitotam by John McDonald.

 

2022 Announcement Update

Shortlist in April

To the many writers, publishers, and book lovers, the SBA will be announcing its Shortlist in April and the Winners in June, dates and times TBA. The reason for this is pandemic-related.

In pre-pandemic times, the Shortlist was announced in mid-February. We will be going Online for each announcement. We at the SBA would like to thank everyone for their patience as we look to celebrate the 29th anniversary of the Saskatchewan Book Awards. Stay tuned! Thank you for your patience!

Kam Teo, Executive Director