U of R Press nominated in several categories at the 2017 Sask Book Awards 


U of R Press makes a mark at the 2017 Sask Book Awards, garnering nominations in several categories.

Awards for Writers

University of Saskatchewan Non-Fiction Award

100 Days of Cree, by Neal McLeod with Arok Wolvengrey (University of Regina Press)

Firewater: How Alcohol is Killing My People (And Yours), by Harold R. Johnson (University of Regina Press)

Inside the Mental: Silence, Stigma, Psychiatry, and LSD, by Kay Parley (University of Regina Press)

Towards a Prairie Atonement, by Trevor Herriot (University of Regina Press)

City of Regina Book Award

Inside the Mental: Silence, Stigma, Psychiatry, and LSD, by Kay Parley (University of Regina Press)

The Knowledge Seeker: Embracing Indigenous Spirituality, by Blair Stonechild (University of Regina Press)

Towards a Prairie Atonement, by Trevor Herriot (University of Regina Press)

Jennifer Welsh Scholarly Writing Award

Holy War: Cowboys, Indians, and 9/11s, by Mark Cronlund Anderson (University of Regina Press)

Awards for Publishers

Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport Publishing Award

University of Regina Press

Firewater: How Alcohol is Killing My People (And Yours), by Harold R. Johnson

Holy War: Cowboys, Indians, and 9/11s, by Mark Cronlund Anderson

Reading from Behind: A Cultural Analysis of the Anus, by Jonathan A. Allan

The Long Walk, by Jan Zwicky

Towards a Prairie Atonement, by Trevor Herriot

University of Saskatchewan and University of Regina Education Award for Publishing in Education

University of Regina Press

100 Days of Cree, by Neal McLeod with Arok Wolvengrey

Beginning Cree, by Solomon Ratt with illustrations by Holly Martin

Measures of Astonishment: Poets on Poetry, from the League of Canadian Poets

Indigenous Peoples’ Publishing Award

University of Regina Press

100 Days of Cree, by Neal McLeod with Arok Wolvengrey



 Prairie Forum

Now an Open Access Journal

Prairie Forum is a multidisciplinary journal serving as an outlet for research relating to the Canadian Plains region. Papers published in the journal are drawn from a wide variety of disciplines but are united through the common theme of social life, human behaviour, and nature on the Prairies. The Prairies have historically been regarded as a significant unit in the fabric of Canada, but research on this region has frequently been fragmented by provincial borders and disciplines. Prairie Forum attempts to reduce this fragmentation by bridging both geographic and disciplinary boundaries.

After many years of being published in print, Prairie Forum is now moving to a digital, open-access model. All future issues of this journal will be available for free on the University of Regina website: http://journals.uregina.ca/prairieforum/index.

Submissions should be addressed to Dr. JoAnn Jaffe, Editor-In-Chief, and emailed to prairie.forum@uregina.ca.

To order back issues of Prairie Forum, please contact the University of Regina Press at uofrpress@uregina.ca.  


Lenore Newman's Speaking in Cod Tongues has everyone talking food fusion and Canadian cuisine


Lenore Newman talks about how food fusion and Canadian cuisine brings people together on CBC's Our Vancouver.

Check out her interview on The Current!

Speaking in Cod Tongues hits the Amazon best seller list.









Firewater still on best seller list months after release  


Firewater: How Alcohol Is Killing My People (and Yours) has been shortlisted for the Governor General Award.

Tune in to listen to award-winning author Harold Johnson on CBC's The Next Chaper. 










Our 2nd national bestseller: pointing the way forward to reconciliation

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Both the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star recommend The Education of Augie Merasty as a must-read for students and others looking to understand the trauma of residential schools.

Other highlights:

Carleton U. graduate student Mara Selanders on the role of memoir in ensuring that residential school stories remain a vital record of Canada's history

CBC's The Current: Listen to this stunning documentary, with Augie Merasty, his daughter, Arlene, and co-author David Carpenter. 

Globe and Mail"One of the most important titles to be published this spring." 

Publishers Weekly: "A quick read, it's nevertheless a historically significant one."

Toronto Star: "a sharp-eyed account" of Merasty's time in residential school 

It's also one of CBC's CanLit 15 picks!

Quill and QuireSpring Preview 2015 

The John Gormley Show: Saskatchewan radio host Gormley talks about the book currently "fuelling [his] passion" with "the kind of message everyone should read and understand." [Click to 1:45 into the clip for the start of this interview.]

NewsTalk 980's CJME Meeting Ground: Book about residential school helping author's daughter heal

Regina Leader-Post on a "wonderfully fair-minded" book

Georgia Straight: memoir "encourages others to share their stories."

MBC Radio on a book that chronicles the life of a northern Saskatchewan residential school survivor and trapper

Eagle Feather News op-ed and article on The Education of Augie Merasty

CBC Sunday Edition documentary with author Ramin Jahanbegloo 

For more on this book, check out The Chronicle Review of Higher Education, the Toronto Star, and more below! 


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What others are saying:

Publisher's Weekly on the contrast between present and past found in the book. 

Rick Salutin on "the most irritating book [he's] read this year." 

The National Post on Time Will Say Nothing and the increasing force of secularism in Iran. 

Read an excerpt from the LA Review of Books. 

Q&Q on Jahanbegloo's "celebration of the life force that sustained him during this ordeal."

Watch Global News on Time Will Say Nothing

Read a longer interview with the author from Logos Journal 

PEN Canada on "a season in hell."

Audio interview (in Farsi) with Radio Farda (of Radio Free Europe). 

Audio interview (in Farsi) with Radio Zameneh, based in the Netherlands.  


An important debate on the role of Sir John A. Macdonald in our history. 

Clearing The Plains


CBC News interview (video) with James Daschuk

The Toronto Star: "Honour John A. Macdonald, warts and all"

The Toronto Star on Sir John A.: "Nation builder or racist?"

CBC on Sir John A.'s harsh legacy for Indigenous peoples

The National Post: "Sure, John A. Macdonald was a racist... but so were most Canadians back then"

The National Post: Sir John A. "a near genocidal extremist even for his time"

The Ottawa Citizen: "Let's do what Macdonald didn't."

The Winnipeg Free Press on reframing Sir John A.--and rewriting Canada 

Active History: critical Indigenous reflections on Sir John A. 

The Canadian Encyclopedia: reflecting on the legacy of the Bicentennial


Governor General awards James Daschuk with medal for Sir John A. Macdonald Prize in Rideau Hall Ceremony 

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L: James Daschuk with Governor General David Johnston after receiving the Governor General's History Award for Scholarly Research (Sir John A. Macdonald Prize) during a ceremony on November 3, 2014, at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa. (credit: Sgt. Ronald Duchesne, Rideau Hall, 2014) 

R: James Daschuk speaks at the Governor General's History Awards ceremony on November 3, 2014. (credit: Sgt. Ronald Duchesne, Rideau Hall, 2014) 

Foreword Reviews names Frontier Farewell (new edition) one of its Top 10 University Press Picks! 

Joining the company of hard-working presses across the U.S. and Canada, Frontier Farewell appears first in Foreword Reviews's annual list of university press picks! If you are in the States this month, be sure to pick up a copy from Barnes & Noble's stands! 

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Solomon Ratt reads from new book of Woods Cree Stories 

Solomon Ratt, Associate Professor of Linguistics, Languages, and Literatures with First Nations University of Canada, read to an audience of students, other members of the university community, and journalists on October 29th. 

Click here for a clip from CTV (scroll the video to 10:00 minutes in)! 

CBC on how this book helps to preserve the Woods Cree language. 


Ever wonder what goes on in a publishing house? 

Watch our Reality Publishing episodes on YouTube for a peek into editing and producing your favourite titles--and getting those books into stores! 


Going Home with the Prize! 

Architecture of Saskatchewan


Bernard Flaman's Architecture of Saskatchewan wins the Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize—the first Canadian book to win! 





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Fists Upon A Star by Florence Bean James and Jean Freeman won the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport Publishing Award.







Three More Regional Bestsellers

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Potash, Beyond the Farm Gate, and Paddling Routes



U of R Press "Grabs [the] Spotlight" - Internationally

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Read the University of Regina Press profile in Publishers Weekly, "the bible of the American book industry."



quil and quire logo Read another great article on the U of R Press in Canada's leading magazine of book news and reviews.

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