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2010 Saskatchewan Book Awards shortlists

The shortlists for the 2010 Saskatchewan Book Awards have been announced. Winners will be revealed at a gala ceremony in Regina on Nov. 27. The nominees are:

BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD:

  • David Carpenter, A Hunter’s Confession (Greystone Books)
  • David Carpenter, Welcome to Canada (The Porcupine’s Quill)
  • Dave Margoshes, Dimensions of an Orchard (Black Moss Press)
  • Phyllis Nakonechny, Vidh: A Book of Mourning (Hagios Press)
  • Alexandra Popoff, Sophia Tolstoy: A Biography (Free Press)
  • Dianne Warren, Cool Water (HarperCollins Canada)

FICTION AWARD:

  • Byrna Barclay, The Forest Horses (Coteau Books)
  • Sandra Birdsell, Waiting for Joe (Random House Canada)
  • David Carpenter, Welcome to Canada (The Porcupine’s Quill)
  • Yann Martel, Beatrice & Virgil (Knopf Canada)
  • Kathleen Wall, Blue Duets (Brindle and Glass)
  • Dianne Warren, Cool Water (HarperCollins Canada)

NON-FICTION AWARD:

  • David Carpenter, A Hunter’s Confession (Greystone Books)
  • Heather Kuttai, Maternity Rolls: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Disability (Fernwood Publishing)
  • Phyllis Nakonechny, Vidh: A Book of Mourning (Hagios Press)
  • Alexandra Popoff, Sophia Tolstoy: A Biography (Free Press)

FIRST BOOK AWARD:

  • Chris Clinton, Next Year Perhaps (Olympia Publishers)
  • Amy Jo Ehman, Prairie Feast: A Writer’s Journey Home for Dinner (Coteau Books)
  • Dianne Greenlay, Quintspinner: A Pirate’s Quest (iUniverse)
  • Phyllis Nakonechny, Vidh: A Book of Mourning (Hagios Press)
  • Bernadette Wagner, this hot place (Thistledown Press)

YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE AWARD:

  • Arthur Slade, The Hunchback Assignments (HarperCollins Canada)
  • Arthur Slade, The Dark Deeps: The Hunchback Assignments II (HarperCollins Canada)
  • Alice Kuipers, The Worst Thing She Ever Did (HarperCollins Canada)
  • Beverley Brenna, Something To Hang On To (Thistledown Press)

AWARD FOR POETRY:

  • Tracy Hamon, Interruptions in Glass (Coteau Books)
  • Don Kerr, The dust of just beginning (Athabasca University Press)
  • Dave Margoshes, Dimensions of an Orchard (Black Moss Press)
  • Andrew Stubbs, Endgames (Thistledown Press)

(For the remaining categories, go to the Saskatchewan Book Awards website)

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Fans wait in line to have their copies of Empress of the Night signed by Eva Stachniak

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