Congratulations to Zarqa Nawaz (LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE MOSQUE) and Suzanne North (FLYING TIME) for their nominations for the Saskatchewan Book Awards. LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE MOSQUE has been nominated for the O’Reilly Insure Ltd., The Co-Operators First Book Award and the Drs. Morris & Jacqui Shumiatcher Regina Book Award, and FLYING TIME for the City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award.

NZLaughingWayMosqueCovLAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE MOSQUE: THE MISADVENTURES OF A MUSLIM WOMAN is  a wonderfully funny memoir about the trials and tribulations of Zarqa Nawaz; it is Nora Ephron meets Meera Syal.


FLYING TIME is the story of the unusual friendship between Kay Jeynes, a working-class Canadian woman, and Hero Miyashita, the only Japanese businessman in Calgary, set in the turbulent and racially-charged times of the Second World War.

Since 1993, the SBA has been celebrating Saskatchewan authors and publishers through 14 annual and semi-annual awards. The awards ceremony will take place on April 25 at the Conexus Art Centre in Regina.