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2020 Saskatchewan Book Awards (SBA) Winners

The SBA is pleased to announce the Saskatchewan Book Awards Winners for 2020.

This year’s winners show once again the depth and breadth of writing and publishing in Saskatchewan.

There are two two-time SBA Winners this year. Paul Seeseequasis won for Book of the Year and Saskatoon Book Awards for Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun: Portraits of Everyday Life in Eight Indigenous Communities. Jason Heit won for First Book and Fiction Awards for Kaidenberg’s Best Sons.


The late Ida Tremblay and Miriam Körner won in the Children’s Literature category for When We Had Sled Dogs, A Story from the Trapline -- acimowin ohci wanihikiskanahk. Paula Jane Remlinger won in the Poetry category for This Hole Called January. D.M. Ditson won in the Regina Book Award category for Wide Open: A Searing Memoir of Sexual Assault and Recovery. Alexandra Popoff won in the Non-Fiction category for Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century.

Harold R. Johnson won in the Indigenous Writing category for Peace and Good Order: The Case for Indigenous Justice in Canada. Editors David McGrane, John Whyte, Roy Romanow, and Russell Isinger won in the Scholarly Writing category for Back to Blakeney: Revitalizing the Democratic State.

In the Publishing in Education category the winner was Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing for When We Had Sled Dogs, A Story from the Trapline -- acimowin ohci wanihikiskanahk. The Indigenous Peoples’ Publishing Award goes to the University of Regina Press for In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Resilience. Finally, the Publishing Award also goes to the University of Regina Press for Black Writers Matter.