Indigenous writers leave mark in Saskatchewan book world - Indigenous writers have been shortlisted in categories beyond the Aboriginal Peoples’ Writing Award and the Aboriginal Peoples’ Publishing Award in this year’s Saskatchewan Book Awards. The Education of Augie Merasty, by Joseph August Merasty and David Carpenter, is shortlisted for Book of the Year (and in two other categories); Ken Coates’ #Idlenomore and the Remaking of Canada and Sylvia McAdam’s (Saysewahum) Nationhood Interrupted are shortlisted for the Non-Fiction Award (among other categories); Rita Bouvier is shortlisted for the Poetry Award for nakamowin’sa for the seasons; and Leah Marie Dorion is shortlisted for the Children’s Literature Award for My First Métis Lobstick. Works on Indigenous topics figured prominently in a number of award nominations as well, including publishing in education, scholarly writing, and the overall Publishing Award. The Saskatchewan Book Awards received 185 submissions this year for 13 award categories. Award winners will be announced on April 30.
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