2016 Saskatchewan Book Awards Shortlist Announced

The Saskatchewan Book Awards announced their 2016 shortlists, celebrating the best in writing and publishing throughout the province. Three publishing prizes are handed out in addition to ten writing prizes, in categories such as fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and scholarly writing.

Congratulations to our members & their authors who received nominations:

Coteau Books, is nominated for the Publishing Award for Wild Rose by Sharon Butala

Freehand Books & Elizabeth Philips, is nominated for the Fiction Award and the City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award for The Afterlife of Birds

Hagios Press & Beth Gobeil, is nominated for the O’Reilly Insurance and The Co-operators First Book Award for Breathing Room

NeWest Press & Lisa Guenther, is nominated for the O’Reilly Insurance and The Co-operators First Book Award for Friendly Fire; Gerald Hill is nominated for the Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award for Hillsdale Book

Nightwood Editions & Carol Daniels, is nominated for the Fiction Award, O’Reilly Insurance and The Co-operators First Book Award, and the Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Aboriginal Peoples’ Writing Award for Bearskin Diary

Playwrights Canada Press & Yvette Nolan, is nominated for the City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award for Medicine Shows: Indigenous Performance Culture

Thistledown Press & R.P. MacIntyre, is nominated for the Fiction Award for Mahihkan Lake; Rita Bouvier is nominated for the Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Aboriginal Peoples’ Writing Award, City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award, and the Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award for nakamowin’sa for the seasons; Tara Gereaux is nominated for the O’Reilly Insurance and The Co-operators First Book Award and the Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Aboriginal Peoples’ Writing Award for Size of a Fist; Harold Johnson is nominated for the Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Aboriginal Peoples’ Writing Award for CorvusLloyd Ratzlaff is nominated for the City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award for Bindy’s Moon

Wolsak and Wynn & Jeanette Lynes, is nominated for the University of Regina Book of the Year Award and the Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award for Bedlam Cowslip

The winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony on April 30th. For more details and a full list of this year's nominations, please visit the Sask Book Awards website.