Congratulations to Leona Theis, whose If Sylvie Had Nine Lives has won the Fiction Award at the 2021 Saskatchewan Book Awards!
The jury said, “Leona Theis’ kaleidoscopic and finely-wrought If Sylvie Had Nine Lives provides readers with a tantalizing look at what might have been and what could still be over the course of its main character’s multiple incarnations. Theis’ masterly attention to detail and storytelling craft is evident in this novel-in-stories, as we follow Sylvie through her various lives, each different in subtle ways but consistent in having a fascinating, flawed protagonist at their core. Playful and full of earned pathos, Leona Theis’ novel is a worthy addition to the prairie canon.”
You can see a full list of the 2021 Saskatchewan Book Award winners here. Congratulations to all of the winners and shortlisted authors!