On February 27th, Saskatchewan Book Awards discovered that a miscommunication had occurred with the members of the jury for the Prix du livre français. Martine Noël-Maw's book Trois millions de pas had been mistakenly shortlisted instead of her book Le troisième souhait.
When we realized that this error had occurred, we conferred with the jury and decided that the most ethical approach was to restore the intended book to the shortlist. We then reached out to the author and the publisher to inform them of our error.
We apologize for the hurt and embarrassment we have caused for both the author and the publisher. Our policies for communication with our jury members will be reviewed with this unfortunate incident in mind.
Saskatchewan Book Awards is dedicated to promoting the work of Saskatchewan authors and publishers. We fully intend to continue supporting Ms. Noël-Maw and we will celebrate her work, along with the work of 30 other Saskatchewan authors and their publishers at the Awards Ceremony on April 25th.
Join us for the announcement of the 2015 Saskatchewan Book Awards nominees! Announcements will be held concurrently in both Regina and Saskatoon on Friday, February 13. In Regina, the announcement will be hosted by James Daschuk, author of Clearing the Plains and previous winner of five Saskatchewan Book Awards. In Saskatoon, the announcement will be hosted by Lisa Bird-Wilson, author of Just Pretending and previous winner of four Saskatchewan Book Awards. John Donlan, the Saskatoon Public Library's Writer-in-Residence will emcee the Saskatoon event.
Saskatoon: 2nd floor in The Gallery Frances Morrison Central Library 311-23rd St E
Regina: Main floor, Commons Area Campion College 3737 Wascana Parkway
More than 300 people were on hand at the Conexus Arts Centre Saturday, April 26 to listen to numerous special guests, fete the 2014 finalists and congratulate the winners.
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Several hundred people, including government and sponsor representatives, as well as appreciative readers, joined Saskatchewan's literary luminaries at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina on Saturday, April 26 for the 21st Awards Ceremony, featuring guest speaker Warren Cariou.