Calder books in running for 4 awards
Beware the British Serpent by Robert Calder is one of two books by the U of S English professor that made the short list for this year’s Saskatchewan Book Awards.
Calder’s look at the role writers played in British propaganda in the United States during the Second World War is in contention for both the Saskatoon Book Award and the Scholarly Writing award. Beware the British Serpent is published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.
His other 2004 work – A Richer Dust: Family, Memory and the Second World War – is also in the running for two awards, including Book of the Year and the best non-fiction award. The book is published by Penguin Group.
Revenge of the Windigo, written by James Waldram, professor of psychology, who also teaches in the Department of Native Studies, has also been nominated in the category of Scholarly Writing. The book is published by University of Toronto Press
In the First Book award category, English graduate student Holy Luhning is among the contenders with her book Sway, published by Thistledown Press.
Ken Coates, former U of S dean of arts and science, is in the running in the non-fiction category for Strange Things Done: Murder in the Yukon, co-authored with William Morrison and published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Finalists will read at a brunch Nov. 14 at the Delta Bessborough Hotel and the winners will be announced Nov. 27 at the Centre of the Arts in Regina.