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Alumni shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Awards

Alumni from the University of Saskatchewan are among those shortlisted for the 2021 Saskatchewan Book Awards.

The list of nominees were announced online Friday, April 16, 2021.

“We are celebrating 28 years of excellence in writing and publishing in Saskatchewan,” said Saskatchewan Book Awards executive director and College of Arts and Science graduate Kam Teo (BA’93) in a news release. “Once again, we are very proud of this year’s nominees, which reflect the diversity of our authors and publishers.”

Dr. Daniel M. Beveridge (BSc’61, BA’62, MA’65, PhD) edited the book The Red Road and Other Narratives of the Dakota Sioux (University of Nebraska Press) by Samuel Mniyo and Robert Goodvoice, which was nominated for the University of Regina Faculty of Arts/University of Saskatchewan College of Arts and Science Jennifer Welsh Scholarly Writing Award.

Beverley Brenna (BEd’84, MEd’91, BA’02) was nominated for the Edna and G. Murray Forbes Foundation Young Adult Award for Because of that Crow (Red Deer Press).

Cort Dogniez (BEd'79, PGD'92) was nominated for the Ministry of Culture, Recreation, and Sport First Book Award for Road to La Prairie Ronde (GDI Press). GDI Press was also nominated for Road to La Prairie Ronde in the SaskBooks Publishing in Education Award category.

Nicole Haldoupis (MFA’16) was nominated in three categories for her book Tiny Ruins (Radiant Press): The Ministry of Culture, Recreation, and Sport First Book Award, the Fiction Award, and the Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award Honouring Mary Sutherland. Radiant Press was also nominated for Tiny Ruins in the Creative Saskatchewan Publishing Award category.

Dr. gillian harding-russell (PhD’86) was nominated for the SK Arts Poetry Award Honouring Anne Szumigalski for Uninterrupted (Ekstasis Editions).

Randy Lundy (BA’94, MA’00) was nominated in three categories for his book Field Notes for the Self (University of Regina Press): The SK Arts Poetry Award Honouring Anne Szumigalski, the Rasmussen & Co. Indigenous Peoples’ Writing Award, and the Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award Honouring Mary Sutherland.

Dr. Merle Massie (BA’93, MA’98, PhD’11) was nominated for the University of Saskatchewan Non-Fiction Award for her book A Radiant Life: The Honourable Sylvia Fedoruk (University of Regina Press). Massie works in USask’s Office of the Vice-President Research.

Shannon McConnell (MFA’17, MA’20) was nominated in three categories for her book The Burden of Gravity (Caitlin Press): The Ministry of Culture, Recreation, and Sport First Book Award, the SK Arts Poetry Award Honouring Anne Szumigalski, and the City of Saskatoon/Saskatoon Public Library Saskatoon Award.

Ian Nelson (BA’63) was nominated in the Ann and Roger Phillips Foundation Prix du livre français category for Contes bleus à encre économe (Micronouvelles) (la nouvelle plume).

Dr. Wendy Roy (MA’97), a faculty member in the College of Arts and Science’s Department of English, was nominated for the University of Regina Faculty of Arts/University of Saskatchewan College of Arts and Science Jennifer Welsh Scholarly Writing Award for The Next Instalment: Serials, Sequels, and Adaptations of Nellie L. McClung, L.M. Montgomery, and Mazo de la Roche (Wilfrid Laurier University Press).

Kristine Scarrow (BA’01) was nominated for the Edna and G. Murray Forbes Foundation Young Adult Award for The Gamer’s Guide to Getting That Girl (Dundurn Press).

Jenn Sharp (BA’08) was nominated in four categories for her book Flat Out Delicious: Your Definitive Guide to Saskatchewan’s Food Artisans (Touchwood): The Ministry of Culture, Recreation, and Sport First Book Award, the University of Saskatchewan Non-Fiction Award, the City of Saskatoon/Saskatoon Public Library Saskatoon Award, and the Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award Honouring Mary Sutherland.

Leona Theis (BA’80, ARTS’87, MCTGED’91) was nominated in two categories for her novel If Sylvie Had Nine Lives (Freehand Books): The City of Saskatoon/Saskatoon Public Library Saskatoon Award and the Fiction Award.

USask professor emeritus Dr. Bill Waiser (MA’76, PhD’83, DLitt’10) was nominated in three categories for his book In Search of Almighty Voice: Resistance and Reconciliation (Fifth House Publishers): The University of Saskatchewan Non-Fiction Award, the University of Regina Faculty of Arts/University of Saskatchewan College of Arts and Science Jennifer Welsh Scholarly Writing Award, and the City of Saskatoon/Saskatoon Public Library Saskatoon Award.

The winners of the 2021 Saskatchewan Book Awards will be announced in an online ceremony on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7 pm. The program will also be broadcast through the Saskatchewan Book Awards website and Facebook page.

 

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