U of S authors on awards shortlist
Saskatchewan: A New History by U of S History Professor Bill Waiser has made the shortlist in two categories for this year’s Saskatchewan Book Awards.
The book, commissioned by the province as part of its 100th anniversary celebration, was nominated for both the best non-fiction and best scholarly writing awards, two of 12 prizes to be handed out at a dinner in Regina Nov. 25.
Also competing in the scholarly writing category is Wendy Roy, a post-graduate fellow in the Department of English, for her book Maps of Difference: Canada, Women and Travel.
In the poetry category, John Livingstone Clark made the shortlist with his book Poems from a Broken Body. Clark is a sessional lecturer in English. And Don Kerr, English professor emeritus, was nominated for the Saskatoon Book Award with The Garden of Art: Vic Cicansky, Sculptor.
In contention for the Award for Publishing is University Extension Press for its publication Dwarf Sour Cherries: A Guide for Commercial Production by Bob Bors and Linda Matthews. In the Publishing in Education category, Canadian Plains Research Centre is shortlisted for Saskatchewan Premiers of the Twentieth Century. The editor of the book is Gordon Barnhart, former U of S secretary.