Category: <span>News</span>

Sam Shelstad Wins Best First Novel Award for Citizens of Light

Yesterday, Sam Shelstad received his first award for his debut novel, Citizens of Light. In an online ceremony he was awarded the Best Crime First Novel by the Crime Writers of Canada. After receiving the news Sam Shelstad said, “I’m surprised and deeply honoured…I’ve never written any kind of crime fiction before, but had the … Continued

Shelstad and Whishaw Nominated for Crime Writers of Canada Award

TouchWood Editions is delighted to announce that Sam Shelstad, author of Citizens of Light, and Iona Whishaw, author of the Lane Winslow Mystery Series, have been nominated for the Best Crime First Novel and Whodunit Award for Best Traditional Mystery respectively. The Crime Writers of Canada have revealed the shortlists for the 2023 Awards of … Continued

Alison Acheson’s Memoir Nominated for Audiobook Narration Award

TouchWood Editions is pleased to announce that the audiobook for Dance Me to the End by Alison Acheson (narrated by Ellen Dubin) has been nominated for the 2022 Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Voice Arts Award. The audiobook is nominated in the Audiobook Narration category for Best Voiceover – Self-help, Health and Wellness. Dance … Continued

All the Quiet Places by Brian Thomas Isaac is a GGBooks Finalist

TouchWood Editions is delighted to announce that the Canada Council for the Arts has named All the Quiet Places by Brian Thomas Isaac a finalist for the 2022 Governor General’s Literary Awards. The announcement was made this morning with 70 books named the best to have been published in Canada in 2022, across seven categories, … Continued

All the Quiet Places Nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize

TouchWood Editions is excited to announce that author Brian Thomas Isaac’s debut novel, All the Quiet Places, has been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s richest literary award for fiction. Yesterday morning the Prize announced the 14 nominated books, including 7 first-time nominees and no previous winners, in an online broadcast by previous winner, … Continued

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

Recipe for National Ethiopian Dish: Doro Wot (Spicy Chicken Stew)

Doro Wot (Spicy Chicken Stew) It doesn’t get any more authentically Ethiopian than our national chicken dish. Doro wot is a slow-cooked spicy chicken stew that’s served at every celebration and special event. You can’t say you’ve truly tried Ethiopian food until you’ve tried this spicy and savory meal. Make sure to pair it with … 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