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Dianne Warren Wins the 2013 Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence

The SWG is pleased to announce Dianne Warren as the winner of the 2013 Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence. Warren was presented her well earned award at a reception held on September 11 at the Saskatoon Club in Saskatoon. Among other dignitaries, in attendance were the three honorary patrons of the award: Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan; His Worship Donald J. Atchison, Mayor of Saskatoon, and Ilene Busch-Vishniac, President of the University of Saskatchewan.

About the Winner:
Dianne Warren has proven herself to be one of the best writers Saskatchewan has to offer. She has won numerous awards for her works of fiction, including the Governor General’s Award for her 2010 novel Cool Water, the Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award for Bad Luck Dog, and the Marian Engel Award from the Writers’ Trust of Canada in 2004. Warren’s A Reckless Moon and Cool Water were listed in the Globe and Mail’s top books of the year. Cool Water has been published in several countries and was released as Juliet in August in the US, where the Boston Globe called it, “a wry and beautiful book… an exquisite gift.”

About the Award:
The Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence honours a Saskatchewan writer who has written a substantial body of acclaimed literary work with a prize of $10,000 and a limited edition print of a painting by Saskatchewan artist Dorothy Knowles. This prestigious award was established in May 2010 by Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg, lawyers by profession, but philanthropists at heart. Previous recipients of the award are Guy Vanderhaeghe - 2010, Lorna Crozier - 2011, and Sharon Butala - 2012. 

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