Bill Waiser

Waiser wins Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction

Saskatchewan author and historian Bill Waiser has been named the winner of the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction for his most recent book, A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905.

“From its first page, Bill Waiser’s A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905 surprises the reader with its reconsideration of Canada. In a sweeping blend of narrative, historical detail, and compelling images, Waiser refocuses the country’s story by putting Indigenous peoples and environmental concerns in the foreground.” – From the Jury Statement on the Canada Council for the Arts website.

A peer assessment committee selects the winners. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Governor General’s Literary Awards.

Governor General David Johnston will present this year’s winners with their awards at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on November 30.

A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905 is available through McNally Robinson Booksellers.