U of S : Communications : OCN : Nov 28, 1997
The Extension Division's University Extension Press has received two Saskatchewan Book Awards for its recent publication Creating the Prairie Xeriscape, by Sara Williams.
The book shared the Award for Publishing with Coteau Book's Herstory, which is produced annually by a collective of women, many of whom are U of S faculty and staff.
The award is sponsored by Saskatchewan Municipal Government. In the award citation, Xeriscape was described as sharing the award for "the best book published in Saskatchewan, judged on overall quality of design, production, marketing, content, and significance."
Creating the Prairie Xeriscape also took the Award for Publishing in Education, sponsored by the U of R Bookstore.
Xeriscape was designed and edited for University Extension Press by Roberta Mitchell Coulter. Also involved in developing the book for the Division were Bruce Hobin (agricultural/horticultural coordinator), Jocelyn Young (illustrations), and Allison Muri (proof reader). Bert Wolfe is managing editor of University Extension Press.
For more information (i.e. description, ordering information, sample pages, etc.) see the web site.
The second book with a U of S connection to win a Saskatchewan Book Award is Loyal till Death: Indians and the North-West Rebellion, by Blair Stonechild and Bill Waiser, who is chair of the History Department.
Published by Fifth House Publishers, the book won the Saskatchewan Book Award for First People's Publishing. Loyal till Death was also nominated for a Governor General's Award.