Recent Book Awards and Nominations

2015

  • Rose's Run (Dawn Dumont) nominated for the Saskatchewan Book Awards for Book of the Year, Fiction, City of Saskatoon, and Aboriginal Peoples' Writing
  • Proudflesh (P.J. Worrell) nominated for the Saskatchewan Book Awards for Book of the Year and First Book
  • Red Curls (Tracy Hamon) nominated for the Saskatchewan Book Award City of Regina
  • Living with the Hawk (Robert Currie) nominated for the Saskatchewan Book Award for Young Adult Literature
  • Sophie, In Shadow (Eileen Kernaghan) nominated for the BC Book Prize: Sheila A. Egoff Prize for Children's Literature

2014

  • The Deaf House (Joanne Weber) nominated for the Saskatchewan Book Awards for Non-Fiction Book of the Year and the City of Regina Award
  • The Glorious Mysteries (Audrey Whitson) shortlisted for the Howard O'Hagan Short Story Award
  • Redcoats and Renegades (Barry McDivitt) shortlisted for the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award
  • Nobody Cries At Bingo (Dawn Dumont) shortlisted for the First Nation Communities READ Award 2013-14

2013

  • A Crowbar in the Buddhist Garden (Stephen Reid) Winner of the 2013 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
  • The Weeping Chair (Don Ward) nominated for the 2013 ReLit Award for Short Fiction, and three 2013 Saskatchewan Book Awards for Book of the Year, Fiction, and City of Saskatoon
  • The Pious Robber (Harriet Richards) Winner of the 2013 Saskatchewan Book Award for Fiction. Also nominated for Book of the Year
  • Given (Susan Musgrave) shortlisted for the 2013 ReLit Award for Fiction
  • Dibidalen (Seán Virgo) shortlisted for the 2013 ReLit Award for Short Fiction, and the 2013 Saskatchewan Book Award for Fiction
  • The Sometimes Lake (Sandy Bonny) shortlisted for the 2013 Saskatchewan Book Award, First Book
  • Emily via the Greyhound Bus (Allison Kydd) shortlisted for the 2013 Saskatchewan Book Award, First Book
  • Violet Quesnel (Coby Stephenson) shortlisted for the 2013 Saskatchewan Book Award, City of Regina
  • Riot Lung (Leah Horlick) shortlisted for the 2013 ReLit Award for Poetry, and the 2013 Saskatchewan Book Award, Poetry
  • Barnabas Bigfoot: A Hairy Tangle (Marty Chan) longlisted for the 2013 Edmonton Public Library Readers' Choice Award

2012

  • The Ditch Was Lit Like This (Sean Johnston) was shortlisted for the 2012 ReLit Award for Poetry
  • Flyways (Devin Krukoff) was longlisted for the 2012 ReLit Award for Fiction
  • Raising Orion (Lesley Choyce) was longlisted for the 2012 ReLit Award for Fiction
  • Leaving Berlin (Britt Holmström) was longlisted for the 2012 ReLit Award for Short Fiction
  • Odd Ball (Arthur John Stewart) was shortlisted for the 2012 Victoria Book Prize
  • Mennonites Don't Dance (Darcie Friesen Hossack) was shortlisted for the 2012 OLA Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for adult fiction
  • Nobody Cries at Bingo (Dawn Dumont) and Memoir of a Good Death (Anne Sorbie) were nominated for the 2012 Alberta Readers' Choice Awards
  • Nobody Cries at Bingo (Dawn Dumont) was shortlisted for the 2012 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Award

2011

  • The Monkeyface Chronicles by Richard Scarsbrook won the 2011 OLA Forest of Reading White Pine Award.
  • The Cast Stone (Harold Johnson) Winner of the 2011 Saskatchewan Book Award for Fiction
  • To the Edge of the Sea (Anne McDonald) Winner of the 2011 Saskatchewan Book Award for First Book
  • Mennonites Don't Dance by Darcie Friesen Hossack was shortlisted for the 2011 Danuta Gleed Award and 2011 Commonwealth Writer's Prize for First Book, Canada and Caribbean Region, and longlisted for the 2011 ReLit Award for Short Fiction
  • Raising Orion by Lesley Choyce was shortlisted for the 2011 Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, and longlisted for the 2011 ReLit Award for Fiction
  • Marty Chan'sThe Mystery of the Cyber Bully was a finalist for the 2011 John Spray Mystery Award and Canadian Children's Book Centre Award
  • The Cast Stone (Harold Johnson) was winner of the 2011 Saskatchewan Book Award for Fiction
  • To the Edge of the Sea (Anne McDonald) was winner of the 2011 Saskatchewan Book Award for First Book
  • Flyways (Devin Krukoff) was shortlisted for the 2011 Saskatchewan Book Award for Book of the Year and Fiction, and longlisted for the 2011 ReLit Award for Fiction
  • Leaving Berlin (Britt Holmström) was shortlisted for the 2011 Saskatchewan Book Award for City of Regina and Fiction
  • Our Kind of Work (Dwayne Brenna) was shortlisted for the 2011 Saskatchewan Book Award for Non-Fiction

2010

  • The Beautiful Children by Michael Kenyon won the 2010 ReLit Award for Fiction
  • Cantilevered Songs by John Lent was longlisted for Poetry, and The Wolsenburg Clock (Jay Ruzesky) and My Sweet Curiosity (Amanda Hale) were longlisted for fiction in the 2010 ReLit Awards.
  • Mostly Happy by Pam Bustin won the 2010 OLA Forest of Reading White Pine Award
  • Jay Ruzeski's The Wolsenburg Clock was a finalist for the 2010 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize for adult literature
  • Return to Bone Tree Hill by Kristin Butcher was shortlisted for the 2010 Sheila A. Egoff BC Book Prize
  • Breathing Soccer by Debbie Spring was shortlisted for the 2010 Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award
  • Shimmerdogs by Dianne Linden was shortlisted for the 2010 R. Ross Annett Alberta Literary Award for Children's Literature.
  • Nothing Sacred by Lori Hahnel was shortlisted for the 2010 Georges Bugnet Alberta Literary Award for Fiction
  • This Hot Place by Bernadette Wagner was shortlisted for the 2010 Saskatchewan Book Award for First Book
  • Endgames by Andrew Stubbs was shortlisted for the 2010 Saskatchewan Book Award for Poetry
  • Something to Hang On To by Beverley Brenna was shortlisted for the 2010 Saskatchewan Book Award for Young Adult Literature

2009

  • Wild Talent by Eileen Kernaghan was a finalist for the 2009 Sunburst Award for Best Canadian Literature of the Fantastic
  • Charlie Muskrat by Harold Johnson was shortlisted for the 2009 ReLit Award for Fiction
  • Phantom Limb by Theresa Kishkan was winner of the 2009 CNFC Readers' Choice Award

2008

  • Shimmerdogs by Dianne Linden shortlisted for the 2008 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature
  • Sandbag Shuffle by Kevin Marc Fournier winner of the 2008 McNally-Robinson Award for Best Book for Young People, Manitoba Book Awards
  • Featherless Bipeds by Richard Scarsbrook nominated for the 2007-08 BC Teen Reader's Choice Stellar Award
  • Thistledown nominees for the Saskatchewan Book Awards:
    Pam Bustin for Fiction (winner), First Book (winner), and City of Saskatoon,
    Donna Caruso for NonFiction (winner),
    Bonnie Dunlop for Fiction,
    Harold Johnson for Fiction,
    Taylor Leedahl for Poetry,
    Thistledown Press for First People's Publishing.
  • I, the Spy by Allison Maher nominated for the 2008-09 Red Cedar Award
  • Boundary Country by Tom Wayman was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. The award recognizes the best irst English-language collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2007.
  • ?Where the Rocks Say Your Name by Brenda Hasiuk has been nominated for the 2008 John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer, Manitoba Book Awards
  • First Mountain by Paulette Dubé shortlisted for the 2008 Stephen G. Stephansson Award for Poetry, Alberta Literary Awards.
  • The Mystery of the Graffiti Ghoul by Marty Chan shortlisted for the 2008 R. Ross Annett Award for Children's Literature, Alberta Literary Awards.
  • Post by Arley McNeney shortlisted for the 2008 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Canada and Caribbean Region, for Best First Book.
  • Phantom Limb (Theresa Kishkan) and Interwoven Wild: An Ecologist Loose in the Garden (Don Gayton) shortlisted for the 2008 Hubert Evans BC Book Prize for Non Fiction.

2007

  • The Mystery of the Graffiti Ghoul by Marty Chan winner of the 2007 SYRCA Diamond Willow Award
  • R.P. MacIntyre (Feeding At Nine) winner of the 2007 Saskatchewan Book Award for Children's Literature
  • A Run On Hose by Rona Altrows won the 2006 City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize. The award recognizes literary achievement by Calgary authors.
  • The Mystery of the Graffiti Ghoul by Marty Chan was shortlisted for the 2007 Arthur Ellis Crime Writers of Canada Award, the 2007 Saskatchewan Young Readers Choice Diamong Willow Award, and the 2007 Golden Eagle Children's Choice Book Award
  • Rona Altrows (A Run On Hose) and Neil McKinnon (Tuckahoe Slidebottle) shortlisted for the 2007 Howard O'Hagen Alberta Book Award for Short Fiction.
  • Brenda Hasiuk (Where the Rocks Say Your Name) nominated for four 2007 Manitoba Writing and Publishing Awards: McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award; John Hirsh Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer; Eileen MacTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book by a Manitoba Author; and, Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction.
  • Brenda Hasiuk (Where the Rocks Say Your Name) and Michaeal Kenyon (The Biggest Animals), longlisted for the 2007 ReLit Awards
  • Josh & the Magic Vial by Craig Spence nominated for the 2007 Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature BC Book Prize
  • Featherless Bipeds by Richard Scarsbrook shortlisted for the 2007 CLA Young Adult Book Award
  • Tuckahoe Slidebottle by Neil McKinnon nominated for the 2007 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour
  • The Mystery Of the Graffiti Ghoul by Marty Chan shortlisted for the 2007 Golden Eagle Children's Choice Book Award.
  • The Adventure's of Caraway Kim...Southpaw by award-winning screenwriter, Don Truckey shortlisted for the 2007 Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children in Literacy Program)
  • Bronding's Honour by Ann Ewan received a Canadian Children's Book Center Our Choice Award

2006

  • The Alchemist's Daughter by Eileen Kernaghan was nominated for the 2006 Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award and a CCBC Our Choice Award
  • Poems From a Broken Body by John Livingstone Clark, Saltations by Jennifer Still, and Back Track by Harold Johnson longlisted for the 2006 ReLit Awards
  • Back Track by Harold Johnson nominated for the 2006 Anskohk Book Awards for Aboriginal Book of the Year and Aboriginal Fiction Book of the Year
  • Back Track by Harold Johnson was shortlisted for the 2006 Saskatchewan Book Award for Book of the Year, Saltations by Jennifer Still for First Book and Poetry, Backwater Mystic Blues by Lloyd Ratzlaff for Non Fiction and City of Saskatoon, and Compensation by Devin Krukoff for Fiction and City of Regina. Thistledown Press was nominated for the Publishing and First People's Publishing Awards
  • The First Vial by Linnea Heinrichs finalist for the 2006 Ontario Library Association Forest of Reading White Pine Award

2005

  • The Alchemist's Daughter by Eileen Kernaghan wasshortlisted for the 2005 Sheila A. Egoff BC Book Prize
  • Never Stand Behind a Loaded Horse by Gordon Kirkland was shortlisted for the 2995 Stephen Leacock Award for Humour
  • The Story of Blue Eye by Tyler Trafford was shortlisted for the 2005 Grant McEwan Author's Award
  • The Mystery of the Frozen Brains by Marty Chan was winner of the 2005 City of Edmonton Book Prize

2004

2003

  • Offside by Cathy Beveridge was winner of the 2003 Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Snow Willow Award
  • The Turning Time by Linda Smith was shortlisted for the 2003 Alberta Golden Eagle Award for Young Adult Literature