Coteau Books was incorporated in June of 1975 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, by four writers with Moose Jaw roots. Established to provide an outlet for Saskatchewan poetry, Coteau quickly added fiction to that mandate and went on to include drama, non-fiction and finally children’s literature to its offerings.
Coteau titles have been awarded the Governor General’s Award for Poetry in 1995 ("Voice," by Anne Szumigalski) and for Fiction in 2002 ("A Song for Nettie Johnson," by Gloria Sawai). Coteau titles have been finalists for the Governor General’s award seven times, in fiction, poetry, drama and children’s literature.
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