Candace Savage was born in the Peace River Country of northern Alberta and educated at the University of Alberta. She is the award-winning author of more than two dozen books including A Geography of Blood, which won the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, and Prairie: a Natural History, winner of the Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, she was inducted into the Honor Roll of the Rachel Carson Institute, Chatham College, in Pittsburgh in 1994. In 2022, she received both the Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence and the Matt Cohen Award in Celebration of a Writing Life. In addition to her work as a writer, she plays accordion in the Saskatoon Fiddle Orchestra, serves as chair of Wild about Saskatoon and co-chair of the Northeast Swale Watchers, and sits on the national council of The Writers Union of Canada. She also edits an online anthology entitled This Singing Land kanikamot askiy. She shares her time between Saskatoon and Eastend, Saskatchewan.
“Savage has a beautiful facility with language and brings the reader into the heart of the Prairies.”