Lorna Crozier Photo: Gary McInstry

Lorna Crozier’s big year just keeps getting bigger. On top of her July naming as an Officer of the Order of Canada, Crozier just picked up Saskatchewan’s $10,000 Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence. Awarded annually to a Saskatchewan author with an acclaimed body of literary work, the Swift Current-born Crozier certainly qualifies—as well as publishing over 15 books, Crozier has also won the Governor General’s Literary Award, UVic’s Craigdarroch Award for Excellence in Artistic Expression, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Award namesake Henry Kloppenburg noted that Crozier’s work is worthy “not only because of its quality and volume, but because her poetry captures the spirit of the prairies.”