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News for 2012

The recipient of Canada's largest literary prize, now available:

A Geography of Blood

Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape

A bestselling author embarks on a profound and dramatic journey through the

eloquent landscape of southwestern Saskatchewan

When Candace Savage and her partner buy a house in the romantic little town

of Eastend, she has no idea what awaits her. At first she enjoys exploring the

area around their new home, including the boyhood haunts of the celebrated

American writer, Wallace Stegner; the back roads of the Cypress Hills; the

dinosaur skeletons at the T.Rex Discovery Centre; the fossils to be found in the

dust-dry hills. She also revels in her encounters with the wild inhabitants of this

mysterious land—three coyotes in a ditch at night, their eyes glinting in the dark;

a deer at the window; a cougar pussy-footing it through a gully a few minute’s

walk from town.

But as Savage explores further, she uncovers a darker reality—a story of

cruelty and survival set in the still-recent past—and finds that she must

reassess the story she grew up with as the daughter, granddaughter, and

great-granddaughter of prairie homesteaders. More...

Candace Savage wins Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-


When Candace Savage finally published A Geography of Blood: Unearthing

Memory from a Prairie Landscape, earlier this year, she went back and looked

at the original contract for the book: “I signed it eight years ago. Isn’t that

outrageous? More...

Candace's Acceptance Speech

Readings and Talks


Nov. 22, 2012. Public talk, Grasslands in Peril forum, Regina

January 25-26, 2013. Writing North, Saskatoon

February 7, 2013. Saskatchewan Archives event, Saskatoon

March 25, 2013. Reading, St. Peters College, Muenster

April 27, 2013. Literary Showcase, Saskatchewan Book Awards, Regina

July 18-21, 2013. Saskatchewan Festival of Words, Moose Jaw


October 28, 2012. Reading, LitFest, Edmonton, AB

October 26-27, 2012. Reading and presentations, Saskatchewan Writers Guild

Fall Conference, Saskatoon, SK

October 17, 2012. Reading, McNally Robinson Booksellers, Winnipeg, MB

October 13, 2012. Reading, Twin Cities Book Festival, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

October 4-6, 2012: Humanities Montana Festival of the Book, Missoula, MT

September 22, 2012. After-dinner talk at the Sustainable Gourmet Banquet,

Saskatchewan Environmental Society.

September 20, 2012. Joint book launch for A Geography of Blood and Lorna

Crozier's The Book of Marvels, 7 p.m., Travel Alcove, McNally Robinson

Booksellers, Saskatoon

August 6-10, 2012: Keynote speaker, 23rd North American Prairie Conference,

Winnipeg, MB

October 18, 2011:   Moose Jaw Public Library

September 23, 2011 Word on the Street, Saskatoon, SK

April 28, 2011: Interpretive Guides Association, Banff Y

March 12, 2011:  Saskatchewan Wildlife Rehabilitation Society dinner, guest


November 1, 2010:   Brevoort Park Elementary School, Saskatoon

November 15, 2010:   Leader Public Library

October 24, 2010:   Lolacanola Honey Event, Edmonton

October 22-23, 2010:   LitFest, Edmonton


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of the Hilary Weston

Writers' Trust Prize