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Zarqa Nawaz to Host 25th Awards Ceremony

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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! 

2018 Criteria Package Available

Criteria Package

The criteria package for the 2018 Saskatchewan Book Awards is now available. 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.

Submissions will open on September 1, 2017 for 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. 

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

Announcing the 2017 Award Winners

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Awards for Writers

Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award
The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel (Penguin Random House)

Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award
New Albion by Dwayne Brenna (Coteau Books)

University of Saskatchewan Non-Fiction Award
A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905 by Bill Waiser (Fifth House Publishers)

Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Indigenous Peoples’ Writing Award
Burning in this Midnight Dream by Louise Bernice Halfe (Coteau Books)

O’Reilly Insurance and The Co-operators First Book Award
Along Comes a Wolfe by Angie Counios and David Gane (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing)

Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award
Burning in this Midnight Dream by Louise Bernice Halfe (Coteau Books)

Young Adult Literature Award
The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie (Second Story Press)

City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award
The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel (Penguin Random House)

City of Regina Book Award
Towards a Prairie Atonement by Trevor Herriot (University of Regina Press)

Jennifer Welsh Scholarly Writing Award
No Free Man: Canada, the Great War, and the Enemy Alien Experience by Bohdan S. Kordan (McGill Queen’s University Press)

Prix du livre français
La voix de mon père by Madeleine Blais-Dahlem (Éditions de la nouvelle plume)

Awards for Publishers

Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport Publishing Award
University of Regina Press for Towards a Prairie Atonement by Trevor Herriot

Advancing Education Award for Publishing in Education
University of Regina Press for Measures of Astonishment: Poets on Poetry presented by the League of Canadian Poets

Indigenous Peoples’ Publishing Award
Coteau Books for Burning in this Midnight Dream by Louise Bernice Halfe

 
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