Saskatchewan Book Awards
First Book


The Saskatchewan Book Award for First Book is presented to a Saskatchewan author (or authors) for the best first book based on the quality of writing. Genres include children's, drama, fiction, poetry, and some non-fiction.

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  • Melanie Schnell – While the Sun is Above Us

Also shortlisted:

  • Sandy Bonny – The Sometimes Lake
  • Bridget Keating – Red Ceiling
  • Allison Kydd – Emily via the Greyhound Bus
  • Mitch Spray – The History of Naming Cows
  • Cassie Stocks – Dance, Gladys, Dance



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Added 13 July 2013.
Updated 09 January 2015.