Marlis Wesseler

Marlis Wesseler

    Marlis Wesseler has written four critically well-received books: the short story collections Life Skills and Imitating Art, and the novels Elvis Unplugged and South of the Border.  They have been finalists in various categories of the Saskatchewan Book Awards including Book of the Year.

    Born in Kinistino, Saskatchewan, she taught school in Saskatchewan’s far north and travelled through Europe and Mexico before moving to Regina, where she worked off and on in education and publishing, and where she still lives and writes.


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    The Last Chance Ladies Book Club

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    Congratulations to Marlis Wesseler who has been shortlisted for the 2018 High Plains Book Awards in the category Woman Writer for her book The Last Chance Ladies' Book Club, published by Signature Editions. The High Plains Book Awards recognize regional authors and/or literary works which examine and reflect life on the High Plains including the US states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

    Last Chance Ladies’ Book Club shortlisted for three awards at the Saskatchewan Book Awards

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    Last Chance Ladies' Book Club shortlisted for three awards at the Saskatchewan Book Awards Dawn Dumont has been nominated for four Saskatchewan Book Awards for her short-story collection The Glass Beads (Thistledown Press), making the Plains Cree author the most celebrated at this year’s literary prizes. Naturalist Trevor Herriot is shortlisted for three awards for the Islands of Grass(Coteau Books), featuring photographs of the prairie grasslands by photographer Branimir Gjetvaj. Also shortlisted for three awards is Marlis Wesseler for her novel, The Last Chance Ladies’ Book Club (Signature Editions). A full list of nominees in all 13 categories is available on the awards’ website. Winners will be announced April 28 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. Quill & Quire Feb.26.17

    The Last Chance Ladies Book Club Quill & Quire

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    Last Chance Ladies' Book Club shortlisted for three awards at the Saskatchewan Book Awards: Dawn Dumont shortlisted for four Saskatchewan Book Awards Dawn Dumont has been nominated for four Saskatchewan Book Awards for her short-story collection The Glass Beads (Thistledown Press), making the Plains Cree author the most celebrated at this year’s literary prizes. Naturalist Trevor Herriot is shortlisted for three awards for the Islands of Grass(Coteau Books), featuring photographs of the prairie grasslands by photographer Branimir Gjetvaj. Also shortlisted for three awards is Marlis Wesseler for her novel, The Last Chance Ladies’ Book Club (Signature Editions). A full list of nominees in all 13 categories is available on the awards’ website. Winners will be announced April 28 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. Quill & Quire Feb.26.17

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