While the Sun Is Above Us Saskatchewan Book Awards

February.14.2013.

While the Sun Is Above Us shortlisted for four Saskatchewan Book Awards

Melanie Schnell’s debut novel While the Sun Is Above Us has been shortlisted for four Saskatchewan Book Awards!

Her fellow nominees are:

Book of the Year
Red Ceiling by Bridget Keating (Hagios Press)
A Book of Great Worth by Dave Margoshes (Coteau Books)
The Pious Robber by Harriet Richards (Thistledown Press)
A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape by Candace Savage (Greystone Books)
While the Sun Is Above Us by Melanie Schnell (Freehand Books)
The Weeping Chair by Donald Ward (Thistledown Press)

Fiction Award
A Book of Great Worth by Dave Margoshes (Coteau Books)
The Pious Robber by Harriet Richards (Thistledown Press)
While the Sun Is Above Us by Melanie Schnell (Freehand Books)
Dibidalen by Seán Virgo
The Weeping Chair by Donald Ward (Thistledown Press)

First Book Award
The Sometimes Lake by Sandy Bonny (Thistledown Press)
Red Ceiling by Bridget Keating (Hagios Press)
Emily Via the Greyhound Bus by Allison Kydd (Thistledown Press)
While the Sun Is Above Us by Melanie Schnell (Freehand Books)
The History of Naming Cows by Mitch Spray (Hagios Press)
Dance, Gladys, Dance by Cassie Stocks (NeWest Press)

Regina Book Award
Red Ceiling by Bridget Keating (Hagios Press)
While the Sun Is Above Us by Melanie Schnell (Freehand Books)
Violet Quesnel by Coby Stephenson (Thistledown Press)
People of Substance: An Ethnography of Morality in the Colombian Amazon by Carlos David Londoño Sulkin (University of Toronto Press)
In the Temple of the Rain God: The Life and Times of “Irish” Charlie Wilson by Garrett Wilson (CPRC Press)

Congratulations to Melanie and all of the other nominees! The complete shortlist can be seen here.

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