Category: <span>News</span>

Brian Thomas Isaac Wins Indigenous Voices Award

We’re beyond thrilled to announce that debut author Brian Thomas Isaac has won an Indigenous Voices Award in the Published Fiction category for his coming-of-age novel All the Quiet Places. The announcement was made in a virtual ceremony Monday evening, coinciding with National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. The evening was hosted by Richard … Continued

Boozy Books Finalists for Taste Canada Awards

TouchWood Editions is excited to announce that two of our books have been shortlisted for the 2022 Taste Canada Awards, both in the Culinary Narrative category. The announcement was made on June 15 and the finalists will be announced November 7. S. L. Klassen’s humorous and historically edifying Mennonite-themed cocktail book Menno-Nightcaps is one of … Continued

Iona Whishaw Nominated for Booksellers’ Choice Award

TouchWood Editions is beyond thrilled to announce that A Lethal Lesson by Iona Whishaw has been nominated for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award for the 38th Annual BC and Yukon Book Prizes. The eighth novel in the bestselling Lane Winslow Mystery series is among four other finalists for the award which will be announced … Continued

Top Your Burger the Saskatchewan Way

Saskatchewan is home to many producers who create handcrafted toppings and condiments, perfect for adding a little bit of provincial flair to your dinner table. Grab some freshly baked hamburger buns from your local bakery, ground meat from your local butcher, and one or more of these toppings, and you’ve got yourself a made-in-Saskatchewan burger! … Continued

RECIPE: Saskatoon Berry Barbecue Sauce

Whether you’re grilling bison, elk, beef, pork, chicken, or a vegetarian burger, this tangy/garlicky/smoky barbecue sauce is the perfect condiment to accompany it.  Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Vegetarian, Vegan Makes 2 cups Swap: Haskap berries, currants, or sour cherries for saskatoons    INGREDIENTS 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 small shallot, finely minced 3 small garlic … Continued

Katie Bickell Wins Indie Author Project Award for Alberta

TouchWood Editions is pleased to announce that Always Brave, Sometimes Kind by Katie Bickell has been presented with the 2021 Indie Author Project Award for Alberta. The awards were presented online on Saturday, November 13. Always Brave, Sometimes Kind is Bickell’s debut novel told in connected short stories that captures the diverse and complicated networks … Continued

Jenn Sharp Awarded Silver Medal at Taste Canada Awards

We are pleased to announce that Flat Out Delicious: Your Definitive Guide to Saskatchewan’s Food Artisans by Jenn Sharp has won the silver medal in the English-language Culinary Narratives category at the 2021 Taste Canada Awards. The awards were presented virtually on Sunday, November 14, which you can view here. Sharp is a champion of … Continued

Noorbanu Nimji Inducted into Taste Canada Hall of Fame

It brings us great joy to share that Noorbanu Nimji, author of four editions of her cookbook A Spicy Touch, the most recent published by us at TouchWood Editions, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame at the 2021 Taste Canada Awards. The Hall of Fame Award recognizes Canada’s culinary heroes who, through books, … Continued

Grant Buday Shortlisted for City of Victoria Book Prize

TouchWood Editions is pleased to announce that Orphans of Empire by Grant Buday has been shortlisted for the 2021 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. The announcement was made on September 10 and the winner will be announced at a free online event, hosted by CBC’s Gregor Craigie, on Sunday, October 3 at 7:00 PM … Continued