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Candace
Savage

Candace Savage won the 2012 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. She is the author of more than two dozen nonfiction books on an impressive breadth of subjects and she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She splits her time between Saskatoon and Eastend, Saskatchewan. This is her first time serving on a Writers’ Trust jury.

Award History

2012 Winner

Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction
for A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape

Jury Citation

“One day in late September of 2000, Candace Savage travels from her home in Saskatoon to Eastend, a village of 600 people on the eastern edge of the Cypress Hills. A two week vacation evolves into a decade-long fascination with the region and the writing of A Geography of Blood, a part-memoir, part history, part geological survey, part lament, part condemnation of the accepted myth of the settlement of the Western Plains, and above all, a haunting meditation on time and place.” – 2012 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction Jury (James Bartleman, Charlotte Gill, and Marni Jackson)