2015 Saskatchewan Book Awards Nominees Released

The Saskatchewan Book Awards released the list of nominees for the 2015 awards in a special announcement with authors Lisa Bird-Wilson and John Donlan in Saskatoon, and James Daschuk in Regina. These annual awards celebrate the best literature and publishing coming out of Saskatchewan, highlighting fiction, non-fiction, poetry, Aboriginal literature, first books, and young adult literature, among others.

We'd like to offer our congratulations, especially to our members who received nominations:

Brindle & Glass and Suzanne North for Flying Time, nominated for the University of Regina Book of the Year, City of Regina Fiction Award, and City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award.

Coteau Books for Legacy of Worship: Sacred Places in Rural Saskatchewan by Margaret Hryniuk and Frank Korvemaker, nominated for the University of Saskatchewan President's Office Non-Fiction Award and the Drs Morris & Jacqui Shumiatcher Regina Book Award; Sweet Life by Linda Biasotto, nominated for the The Co-operators First Book Award; The Trouble With Beauty by Bruce Rice, nominated for the Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award; Wilf Perreault: In the Alley by Timothy Long and Dave Margoshes, nominated for the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport Publishing Award; and The Comic Book War by Jacqueline Guest, nominated for the University of Regina Faculty of Education and Campion College Award for Publishing in Education.

Hagios Press for Wildness Rushing In by dee Hobsbawn-Smith, nominated for the University of Regina Book of the Year and the Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award; Homage to Happiness by Judith Krause, nominated for the Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award; Downstream: Bestemor & Me by Vangie Bergum and Tracks: The Art and Times of Switchboard Joe by Joe Varro, both nominated for the University of Regina Faculty of Education and Campion College Award for Publishing in Education.

Oolichan Books for God Telling a Joke and Other Stories by Dave Margoshes, nominated for the City of Regina Fiction Award.

Thistledown Press for Rose's Run by Dawn Dumont, nominated for the University of Regina Book of the Year, City of Regina Fiction Award, Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Aboriginal Peoples' Writing Award, and the City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award; Proudflesh by P.J. Worrell, nominated for the University of Regina Book of the Year and The Co-operators First Book Award; Living with the Hawk by Robert Currie, nominated for the SaskEnergy Young Adult Literature Award; Red Curls by Tracy Hamon, nominated for the Drs Morris & Jacqui Shumiatcher Regina Book Award.

The winners of this year's awards will be announced on April 25th at an awards ceremony at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. To view a full list of this year's nominees and to learn more about the awards, please visit the Saskatchewan Book Awards website.