Thursday, October 21, 2004

Edward Willett biography of Tolkien up for Saskatchewan Book Award

Edward Willett's book J.R.R. Tolkien: Master of Imaginary Worlds (Enslow Publishers) has been shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award in the category of children's literature.

Others shortlisted in the same category--several of which have fantasy elements--are Mary Harelkin Bishop for Tunnels of Treachery (Coteau Books), Beth Goobie for Flux (Orca Books), Rebecca Grambo and Dianna Bonder for Digging Canadian Dinosaurs (Whitecap Books), Judith Silverthorne for Dinosaur Breakfast (Coteau Books) and Arthur Slade for Ghost Hotel (Coteau Books).

In all, 52 Saskatchewan authors and eight provincial publishers have been shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Awards in 13 categories; a total of 92 titles were submitted, a record number. The awards, which include a cheque for $2,000, will be handed out at a gala dinner on November 27.

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