Guy Vanderhaeghe to receive Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award

Guy Vanderhaeghe in a Shaw TV interview in 2011.

Guy Vanderhaeghe in a Shaw TV interview in 2011.

Esterhazy-born and raised author, Guy Vanderhaeghe, is to be honoured on September 25th at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. The 62-year old accomplished author will be presented with the prestigious 2013 Lieutenant Governor’s Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award. The award comprises not only the recognition, but also $10,000, and a limited-edition bronze sculpture.

According to the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the award is “Presented to an individual engaged in the arts in Saskatchewan who is recognized by peers as an established professional in his/her field; has produced a substantial cumulative and prominent body of work over a number of years; has made a sustained and progressive contribution to, and had a particularly significant impact on the arts in the province through distinguished lifelong career achievements; and has attained critical recognition regionally, nationally and internationally for an art practice and/or outstanding contribution to the arts.”

Guy earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1971, master of arts degree in history from the University of Saskatchewan in 1975, and then graduated with a bachelor of education from the University of Regina in 1978. His critically-acclaimed works have included:-

  • “Man Descending.” (Book – 1982)
  • “The Englishman’s Boy.” (Novel – 1996)
  •  “I had a job I liked, once.” (Play)
  • “The Last Crossing.” (Novel – 2002)
  • “A Good Man.” (Novel – 2011)

These works have garnered numerous awards, and have brought Guy much recognition.  He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Member of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and is a past-fellow of the Trudeau Foundation.

Our congratulations go to Guy for his latest accolade.

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