Sask. writer wins $60,000 writers' prize

candace savage geographyofblood

Saskatoon author Candace Savage has won this year's Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction for A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory From a Prairie Landscape.

The jury described A Geography of Blood as "a part memoir, part history, part geological survey, part lament, part condemnation of the accepted myth of the settlement of the Western Plains, and above all, a haunting meditation on time and place."

Savage’s need-to-know curiosity has inspired dozens of books and essays on the widest possible range of subjects, from the cosmic science of the aurora, to the inner workings of a beehive. Her latest book, A Geography of Blood, serves as an eccentric sequel to her classic, Prairie: A Natural History.

The recipient of several Saskatchewan Book Awards, she is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Savage was recently shortlisted for the 2012 Lieutenant Governor's Arts Award for Saskatchewan Artist. When she is not writing, she sings with Saskatoon's Choeur des Plaines and plays her squeezebox in the Saskatoon Fiddle Orchestra.

Savage has earned an international reputation for the charm and vitality of her thinking and her words. The author of more than two dozen books on an impressive breadth of subjects, she is a distinctive voice of western Canada, in conversation with the world.

For more on Candace Savage, visit

Teachers' Website

Information on arts and learning grant programs, examples of successful projects, and other helpful resources for teachers.

Visit site >>

Grants and Funding

The Saskatchewan Arts Board has a variety of funding programs that address the needs of artists, arts organizations, and communities in Saskatchewan. These include grants, scholarships, and loans.

Learn more >>

Latest News

SAB Logo web front pg


Call to Visual Artists and Craftspeople - Award Design

The Saskatchewan Arts Board invites all emerging and established visual artists and craftspeople who are residents of Saskatchewan to submit proposals for the award design for the Saskatchewan Arts Awards (formerly the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Awards).

Submission Deadline is March 4, 2016.


Continue reading >>


Braided Rag-Rug

Visitors to the Queen City Ex worked with Saskatchewan Arts Board artist-in-residence Amber Phelps Bondaroff on a collaborative art project. 

Continue reading >>


Thelma Pepper Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Internationally acclaimed Saskatoon photographer Thelma Pepper is the recipient of the 2014 Lieutenant Governor's Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement. Presented by the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of individuals, groups and organizations in the arts.



Continue reading >>

Latest Tweets