Save the date! The 2013 Governor General’s Literary Awards finalists’ announcement

Ottawa, September 18, 2013 – What will make your reading list this year? Bookmark the GG section of the Canada Council website and get ready to read GGreat books.

The Governor General's Literary Awards 2013 finalists will be announced on Wednesday, October 2 at 10 am, on the Canada Council website. Canada's national literary awards celebrate literature for all tastes and ages by honouring the best English-language and the best French-language books in each of 7 categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, children's literature (text), children's literature (illustration), and translation.

The winners will be announced Wednesday, November 13, during a press conference at the Betty Oliphant Theatre at Canada’s National Ballet School, 404 Jarvis Street in Toronto. They will be honoured at a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Thursday, November 28.


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