Trevor Herriot’s memoir and history of the Qu’Appelle River Valley has won the CBA Libris Award for First-Time Author, the Writers’ Trust Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize, the Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award, and the Regina Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction.
Trevor Herriot is the author of the mulitple-award-winning River in a Dry Land. Herriot has lived most of his life in Saskatchewan.
“A stunning, funny, gracious book, its generosity outdone only by its humility.” – Governor General’s Award jury citation
“Every once in a long while, a book comes out that is so entirely persuasive, so beautifully written, so well informed, so brimming with humanity, so obviously inspired, that it changes my way of viewing the world … River in a Dry Land is one of these rare finds.” – Globe and Mail
“This impassioned, wide-ranging book carries me back to my Saskatchewan childhood, to the grass and the sky and the exhilarating smell of the wild that was always there on the wind. River in a Dry Land … fills me with admiration.” – Sharon Butala, author of Wild Stone Heart
“Herriot makes you want to go back home.” – Regina Leader Post