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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.