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Announcing the 2019 Shortlist!

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

Terrance Littletent

Terrance Littletent

We are pleased to announce that Terrance Littletent will perform at the 26th Saskatchewan Book Awards Ceremony! Born in Regina, Littletent is from the Kawacatoose Cree Nation where he inherited much of his traditional teachings through family and elders, singers and dancers, storytellers and academics.

Terrance has traveled across Canada, the United States, and overseas, sharing his gift of song, dance, and narrative, in a humble way. At the age of six, Terrance had already been introduced to the traditional techniques and movement skills used to create his own dance choreography.

Terrance is recognized as a World Renowned Hoop Dancer and as an educator, producer, and performer. Terrance continues to find ways to bridge traditional and contemporary dance.

You're Invited to the 2019 Shortlist Announcement!

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Join Saskatchewan authors and publishers as the shortlist is unveiled for the 26th Saskatchewan Book Awards. Find out which books are on their way to winning a Saskatchewan Book Award. The Awards Ceremony will be held on April 27, 2019 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina, so come on out to see which books you'll be rooting for! Get ready to add these potentially award-winning books to your reading list!

This event is held concurrently in Regina and Saskatoon. In Regina, the event will be hosted by Regina Public Library's Writer-in-Residence Judith Silverthorne. In Saskatoon, it will be hosted by Saskatoon Public Library's Writer-in-Residence Elizabeth Philips. 

A Special Announcement!

Victor Sawa

Saskatchewan Book Awards is pleased to announce that Victor Sawa will be the MC for the 26th Saskatchewan Book Awards on April 27, 2019. Frequently dubbed the "modern renaissance man" for his wide variety of interests and experiences, Victor Sawa remains one of Canada's top conductors. A self-described "bookworm", he is excited to be hosting the 26th Saskatchewan Book Awards Ceremony. Stay tuned for more information in the New Year!

Support the Saskatchewan Book Awards!

Support the SK Book Awards

Dear friends and supporters,
 
This year, the Saskatchewan Book Awards celebrated 25 years of recognizing and honouring Saskatchewan authors and publishers. Over the course of 25 years, we have celebrated over 300 books and given out over $500,000 in awards.
 
We were so pleased to recognize the hard work of Saskatchewan authors and publishers this year, and we’ve already begun planning the 26th Saskatchewan Book Awards! As we draw near to the end of 2018, we are asking for your support in the form of a donation or by purchasing a ticket to our upcoming Steak Night fundraiser at Bushwakker Brewpub in Regina.
 
If you would like to become involved in a larger way, we are currently looking for sponsors for the Young Adult Literature Award and the First Book Award. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please get in touch (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 306-569-1585). You can also check out our Sponsorship Recognition information on our website.
 
Saskatchewan Book Awards exists to support the authors and publishers of Saskatchewan. We do the valuable work of sharing and rewarding the books created by people in our province. The awards provide important media coverage and a cash prize that assists authors and publishers in creating meaningful and exceptional work.
 
The stories that we celebrate are the reason we do what we do. We believe in the work of Saskatchewan authors and publishers, we believe it should be rewarded, and we believe these books deserve to reach a wider audience.
 
If you are moved to make a donation to our organization, please donate now through our CanadaHelps page. You will be issued a charitable donation receipt automatically through email. Alternatively, you could commit to making a small monthly donation through our CanadaHelps page, and support our organization all year long. If you would like to send us a cheque, it can be mailed to 315-1102 8th Ave, Regina, SK S4R 1C9, and a charitable donation receipt will be returned to you through the mail.
 
You can also support the Saskatchewan Book Awards at our upcoming Steak Night Fundraiser at Bushwakker Brewpub in Regina on Tuesday, November 27 from 6-8 pm. Tickets are being sold for $30, and they include steak, fries, garlic toast, caesar salad, and your choice of any regular Bushwakker brewed beer! Chicken or vegetarian options are available, but must be requested ahead of time. You can purchase tickets from our office (315-1102 8th Ave, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm) or from your favourite staff or board member. We would love to see you there!
 
Thank you for your ongoing support of the Saskatchewan Book Awards!
 
Sincerely,
Courtney Bates-Hardy
Executive Director

 
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