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Shortlist Congrats

The shortlist for the 26th 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 27 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. Tickets are now on sale!

Awards for Writers

Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award

A Hero for the Americas by Robert Calder (University of Regina Press)

Blackbird Song by Randy Lundy (University of Regina Press)

Hummingbird by Devin Krukoff (Freehand Books)

The Small Things That End the World by Jeanette Lynes (Coteau Books)

Want by Barbara Langhorst (Palimpsest Press)

 

Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award

Hummingbird by Devin Krukoff (Freehand Books)

Paths to the Stars by Edward Willett (Shadowpaw Press)

Polly Diamond and the Magic Book by Alice Kuipers (illustrated by Diana Toledano) (Chronicle Books)

The Small Things That End the World by Jeanette Lynes (Coteau Books)

Thorn-Field by James Trettwer (Thistledown Press)

 

University of Saskatchewan Non-Fiction Award

A Hero for the Americas by Robert Calder (University of Regina Press)

Clifford by Harold R. Johnson (House of Anansi Press)

Growing Fruit in Northern Gardens by Sara Williams and Bob Bors (Coteau Books)

Man of the Trees by Paul Hanley (University of Regina Press)

Prairie Fairies by Valerie J. Korinek (University of Toronto Press)

 

Jennifer Welsh Scholarly Writing Award

Prairie Fairies by Valerie J. Korinek (Univeristy of Toronto Press)

Psychedelic Revolutionaries by P.W. Barber (University of Regina Press)

The Prairie Populist by J.F. Conway (University of Regina Press)

 

Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Indigenous Peoples’ Writing Award

Blackbird Song by Randy Lundy (University of Regina Press)

Clifford by Harold R. Johnson (House of Anansi Press)

Hiraeth by Carol Rose GoldenEagle (Inanna Publications)

kisiskâciwan edited by Jesse Rae Archibald-Barber (University of Regina Press)

Popcorn Elder by Curtis Peeteetuce (Scirocco Drama)

 

First Book Award

David G Grade 3 by David Robert Loblaw (self-published)

Never Rub Noses With a Narwhal by Ruth Wellborn, illustrated by Morgan Wellborn (FriesenPress)

Psychedelic Revolutionaries by P.W. Barber (University of Regina Press)

Sedley by Chelsea Coupal (Coteau Books)

That Lucky Old Son by Mark Cote (FriesenPress)

 

Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award

A Calendar of Reckoning by Dave Margoshes (Coteau Books)

Blackbird Song by Randy Lundy (University of Regina Press)

Culverts Beneath the Narrow Road by Brenda Schmidt (Thistledown Press)

One-Way Ticket by Robert Currie (Coteau Books)

Sedley by Chelsea Coupal (Coteau Books)

 

Murray and Edna Forbes Young Adult Literature Award

Crimson by Arthur Slade (HarperCollins)

Me and Me by Alice Kuipers (HarperCollins)

Wolfe in Shepherd’s Clothing by Counios and Gane (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing)

 

City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award

A Hero for the Americas by Robert Calder (University of Regina Press)

Growing Fruit in Northern Gardens by Sara Williams and Bob Bors (Coteau Books)

Man of the Trees by Paul Hanley (University of Regina Press)

Popcorn Elder by Curtis Peeteetuce (Scirocco Drama)

The Small Things That End the World by Jeanette Lynes (Coteau Books)

 

City of Regina Book Award

In Another Air by gillian harding-russell (Radiant Press)

Paths to the Stars by Edward Willett (Shadowpaw Press)

Sedley by Chelsea Coupal (Coteau Books)

The Prairie Populist by J.F. Conway (University of Regina Press)

Thorn-Field by James Trettwer (Thistledown Press)

 

Prix du livre français

Contre toute attente by Michael Poplyansky and Abdoulaye Yoh (Les Éditions de la Francophonie)

Peau d’ours by Carol Rose GoldenEagle (Les Éditions XYZ)

Regarde derrière toi! by Martine Noël-Maw (Les Éditions de la nouvelle plume)

 

Awards for Publishers

Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport Publishing Award

Coteau Books

Zara’s Dead by Sharon Butala

University of Regina Press

Antigone Undone by Will Aitken

kisiskâciwan edited by Jesse Rae Archibald-Barber

Man of the Trees by Paul Hanley

Women Who Dig by Trina Moyles

 

SaskBooks Publishing in Education Award

University of Regina Press

Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education edited by Marc Spooner and James McNinch

Psychedelic Revolutionaries by P.W. Barber

The Ӓltester by Bruce L. Guenther

The Prairie Populist by J.F. Conway

The Trans Generation by Ann Travers

 

Saskatoon Public Library Indigenous Peoples’ Publishing Award

Thistledown Press

For the Changing Moon by Anna Marie Sewell

 

University of Regina Press

Blackbird Song by Randy Lundy

kisiskâciwan edited by Jesse Rae Archibald-Barber