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Arts and Science alumni, faculty win Saskatchewan Book Awards

Authors connected to the College of Arts and Science were honoured with eight awards on June 23

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Alumni and faculty of the University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Arts and Science were honoured with eight awards at the 2022 Saskatchewan Book Awards on June 23.

The recipients included Lisa Bird-Wilson (BA’93, BEd’99, MEd’05), winner of the book of the year award, and Dr. Allyson D. Stevenson (BA’00, MA’04, PhD’15, and assistant professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies), who won both the award for scholarly writing and the Indigenous peoples’ writing award.

The winners were announced at an online ceremony on Thursday night.

This year, alumni, faculty and staff of the College of Arts and Science were shortlisted in every category of the annual awards, which celebrate authors living in Saskatchewan.

The awards given to writers connected to the college are listed below. Read the full list of winners on the Saskatchewan Book Awards website.

Saskatchewan Book Awards: College of Arts and Science winners

Ministry of Parks, Culture, and Sport First Book Award

Only if We’re Caught (Thistledown Press), by Theressa Slind (BA’95)

University of Saskatchewan, President’s Office, Non-Fiction Award

Bread & Water: Essays (University of Regina Press), by dee Hobsbawn Smith (MFA’14, MA’21)

University of Regina Faculty of Arts/University of Saskatchewan College of Arts and Science Jennifer Welsh Scholarly Writing Award

Intimate Integration: A History of the Sixties Scoop and the Colonization of Indigenous Kinship (University of Toronto Press), by Allyson D. Stevenson (BA’00, MA’04, PhD’15; Assistant Professor, Department of Indigenous Studies)

City of Saskatoon/Saskatoon Public Library Saskatoon Award

Probably Ruby (Doubleday Canada), by Lisa Bird-Wilson (BA’93, BEd’99, MEd’05)

Rasmussen & Co. Indigenous Peoples’ Writing Award

Intimate Integration: A History of the Sixties Scoop and the Colonization of Indigenous Kinship (University of Toronto Press), by Allyson D. Stevenson (BA’00, MA’04, PhD’15; Assistant Professor, Department of Indigenous Studies)

G. Murray and Edna Forbes Foundation Children’s Award

The Girl with the Cat (Red Deer Press), by Beverley Brenna (BEd’84, MEd’91, BA’02) (Illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan)

Fiction Award

August Into Winter (Doubleday Canada), by Guy Vanderhaeghe (BA’71, Cert’72, MA’75, LittD’97)

Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award Honouring Mary Sutherland

Probably Ruby (Doubleday Canada), by Lisa Bird-Wilson (BA’93, BEd’99, MEd’05)


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