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Saskatchewan Book Awards Shortlist Announced

Thursday, Oct 18, 2007 at 5:25pm

The 2007 Saskatchewan Book Awards Shortlists were announced Thursday afternoon at news conferences in both Regina and Saskatoon. The list of titles is once again a testament to the great quality and variety of writing produced in the province today.

Book of the Year

    Sheri Benning, Thin Moon Psalm (Brick Books)
    Rebecca L. Grambo, The Great Sand Hills: A Prairie Oasis (Nature Saskatchewan)
    Harold Johnson, Two Families: Treaties and Government (Purich Publishing)
    Dave Margoshes, Bix’s Trumpet and other stories (NeWest Press)
    Michael Trussler, Accidental Animals (Hagios Press)
    Seán Virgo, Begging Questions (Exile Editions)

Fiction

    Bernice Friesen, The Book of Beasts (Coteau Books)
    Sean Johnston, All This Town Remembers (Gaspereau Press)
    Dave Margoshes, Bix’s Trumpet and other stories (NeWest Press)
    R.P. MacIntyre, Feeding at Nine (Thistledown Press)
    Seán Virgo, Begging Questions (Exile Editions)

Nonfiction

    Lawrence Barkwell, Leah Dorion, Audreen Hourie, editors, Metis legacy II: Michif Culture, Heritage and Folkways (The Gabriel Dumont Institute)
    Rebecca L. Grambo, The Great Sand Hills: A Prairie Oasis (Nature Saskatchewan)
    Mary-Ann Kirkby, I Am Hutterite (Polka Dot Press)
    Pat Krause, Acts of Love: A Memoir (Coteau Books)
    Bill Waiser, Everett Baker’s Saskatchewan (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
    Garrett Wilson, Frontier Farewell: The 1870s and the End of the Old West (Canadian Plains Research Center)

First Book

    Wilfred Burton and Anne Patton, Fiddle Dancer (The Gabriel Dumont Institute)
    Shirley Harris, Forgotton Gardens, Abandoned Landscapes & Remarkable Restorations (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing)
    Mary-Ann Kirkby, I Am Hutterite (Polka Dot Press)
    Alice Kuipers, Life on the Refrigerator Door (Harper Collins Canada)
    Barb Pacholik & Jana G. Pruden, Sour Milk and Other Saskatchewan Crime Stories (Canadian Plains Research Center)
    Joanne Weber, The Pear Orchard (Hagios Press)

Children’s Book

    Beverley Brenna, The Moon Children (Red Deer Press)
    Wilfred Burton and Anne Patton, Fiddle Dancer (The Gabriel Dumont Institute)
    Glenda Goertzen, City Dogs (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
    R.P. MacIntyre, Feeding at Nine (Thistledown Press)
    Arthur Slade, Invasion of the IQ Snatchers (Coteau Books for Kids)
    Bill Waiser, Tommy Douglas (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)

Poetry

    Sheri Benning, Thin Moon Psalm (Brick Books)
    Elizabeth Philips, Torch River (Brick Books)
    Steven Ross Smith, fluttertongue 4: adagio for the pressured surround (NeWest Press)

Regina

    Wilfred Burton and Anne Patton, Fiddle Dancer (The Gabriel Dumont Institute)
    William Driedger, Jakob, Out of the Village (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing)
    Pat Krause, Acts of Love: A Memoir (Coteau Books)
    Dave Margoshes, Bix’s Trumpet and other stories (NeWest Press)
    Michael Trussler, Accidental Animals (Hagios Press)
    Paul Wilson, Turning Mountain (Wolsak & Wynn Publishers Ltd.)

Saskatoon

    Sheri Benning, Thin Moon Psalm (Brick Books)
    Doug Cuthand, Askiwina: A Cree World (Coteau Books)
    Terry Fenton, Reta Summers Cowley (University of Calgary Press & Mendel Art Gallery)
    Bernice Friesen, The Book of Beasts (Coteau Books)
    Elizabeth Philips, Torch River (Brick Books)

Scholarly Writing

    Rebecca L. Grambo, The Great Sand Hills: A Prairie Oasis (Nature Saskatchewan)
    Dick Spencer, Singing the Blues: The Conservatives in Saskatchewan (Canadian Plains Research Center)
    Blair Stonechild, The New Buffalo: The Struggle for Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education in Canada (University of Manitoba Press)
    Bernard D. Thraves, Marilyn L. Lewry, Janis E. Dale, Hansgeord Schlichtmann, editors, Saskatchewan: Geographic Perspectives (Canadian Plains Research Center)
    Garrett Wilson, Frontier Farewell: The 1870s and the End of the Old West (Canadian Plains Research Center)

Reader’s Choice

    Anthony Bidulka, Stain of the Berry (Insomniac Press)
    Amanda Deitz, Longer Than Life Volume 2 (Art Bookbindery)
    Deana Driver, Never Give Up: Ted Jaleta’s Inspiring Story (JDC Productions)
    Michael P.J. Kennedy, Dogs on Ice: A History of Hockey at the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, and “Friends of the Huskies”)
    Les Langager, Wild Justice (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing)
    Sergeant Brian Trainor, Stop Fraud (Red Deer Press)

Publishing

    Canadian Plains Research Center, Frontier Farewell: The 1870s and the End of the Old West, Garrett Wilson
    Canadian Plains Research Center, Saskatchewan: Geographic Perspectives, Bernard D. Thraves, Marilyn L. Lewry, Janis E. Dale, Hansgeord Schlichtmann, editors
    Coteau Books, The Book of Beasts, Bernice Friesen
    Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, Vaughan Grayson: Adventures of an Artist in the Canadian Rockies, Heather Smith, Curatorial Director
    Nature Saskatchewan, The Great Sand Hills: A Prairie Oasis, Rebecca L. Grambo, photos by Branimir Gjetvaj
    Purich Publishing Ltd., Cree Narrative Memory: From Treaties to Contemporary Times, Neal McLeod

First Peoples Publishing

    Native Law Centre, First Nations Jurisprudence and Aboriginal Rights: Defining the Just Society, James Youngblood Henderson
    Purich Publishing Ltd., Two Families: Treaties and Government, Harold Johnson
    KAKWA Publishing Niiwin – Four Ojibwa Critter Tales, Kathleen Coleclough

Publishing in Education

    Canadian Plains Research Center Saskatchewan: Geographic Perspectives Bernard D. Thraves, Marilyn L. Lewry, Janis E. Dale, Hansgeord Schlichtmann, editors
    Coteau Books, Askiwina: A Cree World, Doug Cuthand
    The Gabriel Dumont Institute, Metis Legacy II: Michif Culture, Heritage and Folkways, Leah Dorion, Lawrence Barkwell, Audreen Hourie, editors
    JDC Productions, Never Give Up: Ted Jaleta’s Inspiring Story, Deana Driver
    Native Law Centre, First Nations Jurisprudence and Aboriginal Rights: Defining the Just Society, James Youngblood Henderson
    Nature Saskatchewan, The Great Sand Hills: A Prairie Oasis, Rebecca L. Grambo, photos by Branimir Gjetvaj

Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors and publishers, and good luck!

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