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Shortlist Announced for 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards

The shortlist for the 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards was announced today in Regina and Saskatoon. Congratulations to all of the shortlisted authors and publishers! We look forward to celebrating with all of you at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 28 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. Tickets are now on sale!

Awards for Writers

Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award

Extended Families by Ven Begamdudré (Coteau Books)

Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont (Thistledown Press)

Islands of Grass by Trevor Herriot (photographs by Branimir Gjetvaj) (Coteau Books)

The Bus by Adam Pottle (Quattro Books)

The Gold by David Carpenter (Coteau Books)

The Last Chance Ladies’ Book Club by Marlis Wesseler (Signature Editions)


Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award

Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont (Thistledown Press)

The Bus by Adam Pottle (Quattro Books)

The Last Chance Ladies’ Book Club by Marlis Wesseler (Signature Editions)

 

University of Saskatchewan Non-Fiction Award

Fiery Joe by Kathleen Carlisle (University of Regina Press)

Islands of Grass by Trevor Herriot (photographs by Branimir Gjetvaj) (Coteau Books)

 

Jennifer Welsh Scholarly Writing Award

Fiery Joe by Kathleen Carlisle (University of Regina Press)

 

Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Indigenous Peoples’ Writing Award

Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont (Thistledown Press)

In Care by Kenneth T. Williams (Scirocco Drama)

#IndianLovePoems by Tenille K. Campbell (Signature Editions)

 

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

#IndianLovePoems by Tenille K. Campbell (Signature Editions)

The Last Best Car by Dale Edward Johnson (Dale Edward Johnson)

 

Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award

breathing at dusk by Beth Goobie (Coteau Books)

Fabric of Day by Anne Campbell (Thistledown Press)

Stay by Katherine Lawrence (Coteau Books)

 

Children’s Literature Award

Stay by Katherine Lawrence (Coteau Books)

Violet and Victor Write the Most Fabulous Fairy Tale, written by Alice Kuipers, and illustrated by Bethanie Deeney Murguia (Little, Brown and Company)

When the Trees Crackle with Cold by Bernice Johnson-Laxdal and Miriam Körner (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing)

 

City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award

breathing at dusk by Beth Goobie (Coteau Books)

Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont (Thistledown Press)

Me (and) Me by Alice Kuipers (Harper Trophy Canada)

nipê wânîn by Mika Lafond (Thistledown Press)

 

City of Regina Book Award

Islands of Grass by Trevor Herriot (photographs by Branimir Gjetvaj) (Coteau Books)

The Cityborn by Edward Willett (DAW Books)

The Fabric of Day by Anne Campbell (Thistledown Press)

The Last Chance Ladies’ Book Club by Marlis Wesseler (Signature Editions)

 

Awards for Publishers

Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport Publishing Award

University of Regina Press

Claiming Anishinaabe by Lynn Gehl

Fiery Joe by Kathleen Carlisle

Mapmaker by Barbara Mitchell

Mudeater by John D. Pihach

 

Publishing in Education Award
Sponsored by University of Regina Faculty of Education and SaskBooks

University of Regina Press

Aaniiih/Gros Ventre Stories, compiled and edited by Terry Brockie and Andrew Cowell

Fiery Joe by Kathleen Carlisle

Speaking in Cod Tongues by Lenore Newman

The Magnificent Nahanni by Gordon Nelson

 

Saskatoon Public Library Indigenous Peoples’ Publishing Award

Gabriel Dumont Institute Press

Métis Christmas Mittens by Leah Marie Dorion (Michif translation by Norman Fleury)

University of Regina Press

Aaniiih/Gros Ventre Stories, compiled and edited by Terry Brockie and Andrew Cowell

Claiming Anishinaabe by Lynn Gehl

 

Congratulations

Kara Golemba to Play at Awards Ceremony

Kara Golemba

Saskatchewan Book Awards is pleased to present Kara Golemba as this year's featured musician at the 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards Ceremony. 

Kara Golemba's guitar-wrapped poetry is a blend of folk, roots and country. Her honeyed voice can be sweet and charming or powerfully raised to rattle the teacups. Every Little Light, Golemba’s debut EP has continued to establish her reputation as an insightful songwriter. The 2016 winner of the 620 CKRM Proudly Saskatchewan showcase and the Spirit of Saskatchewan songwriting award for “Mason Jar of Memories”, Kara has been playing stages such as Craven Country Jamboree, Gateway Festival, All Folk'd Up, and took part in CBC/Creative City Centre's project Empty Room Series.

Thank You!

Thank You

The Board of Directors of the Saskatchewan Book Awards would like to thank Austin Davis for his contributions to the organization over the last three years. Austin recently stepped down as Chair of the Board of Directors. He joined the Board in 2015, became Vice-Chair in 2016, and Chair in 2017. Former Vice-Chair Léa Prpick has been voted in as the new Chair, with Robin Ganev taking on the role of Vice-Chair. We wish Austin all the best in his future endeavours!  

Zarqa Nawaz to Host 25th Awards Ceremony

Zarqa Nawaz Announcement 2

Saskatchewan Book Awards is pleased to announce our host for the 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards: Zarqa Nawaz! Zarqa is the creator of the hit tv show Little Mosque on the Prairie and the author of Laughing All the Way to the Mosque. She is also a frequent public speaker on Islam and comedy, gender and faith, multiculturalism and plurality. We're very excited to welcome her to the stage, where she will help us celebrate 25 years of Saskatchewan writing and publishing! 

Thank You!

Thank You

We would like to thank everyone who has supported the Saskatchewan Book Awards over the past few months. Thanks to donations and our recent Brunchraiser, we were able to raise just over $2,000 for the organization, the equivalent of one of our unsponsored cash awards that was given to an author earlier this year.

This holiday season, support the authors and publishers of Saskatchewan by donating to the Saskatchewan Book Awards. The awards are a vital part of the writing community; the cash prize helps to fund new work for the author and publisher, and the attention and promotion generates new opportunities for our authors.Thank you to those of you who have already donated, and to those who support the organization by attending our events! 

Huge thanks to our donors:
Anonymous
Sandra Birdsell
June Blau
Starla Grebinski
Kim Kennett
Sylvia Legris
Yann Martel
John and Linda Nilson
Adam Pottle
Rob Rongve
Lesley Wilson
Dianne Young

Submissions Open for 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards

Subs Open

Submissions are now open for the 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards! Submissions will close on November 1, 2017. Please consider applying online through our website. We are accepting submissions of books that were published on or after November 2, 2016 and no later than October 31, 2017, except in the case of the Children's Literature Award, which is open to books that were published on or after November 2, 2015 and no later than October 31, 2017. 

The criteria package for the 2018 Saskatchewan Book Awards is available for download on our website. Books can be submitted by either the author or the publisher. Please read through the call for entries to determine your eligibility and begin planning your submission.

If you have any questions, please contact the SBA office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 306-569-1585). We look forward to receiving your submissions! 

 
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