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Ottawa, November 18, 2014 – The Canada Council for the Arts announced today the 14 winners of the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Awards. See the full list below.

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“By celebrating the GG literary awards, we want to highlight the work of Canada’s best authors, illustrators and translators. The voices of these artists and thinkers are more necessary than ever in a world in search of meaning and hope,” said Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council. “The Canada Council supports Canadian literature so that it can be enjoyed by a growing number of readers across Canada and abroad.”

Media

Find videos, download images and obtain biographical information for each winner at ggbooks.ca. Follow @CanadaCouncil and like our Facebook page for all the latest updates and to add your voice. Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #GGBooks.

November 26, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Meet the English-language GG winners at a public event at the Canada Council’s offices, 150 Elgin in Ottawa (event with French-language winners on Thursday, November 27).

Winners

Fiction

Thomas King, (Guelph, Ont.) – The Back of the Turtle (HarperCollinsPublishersLtd)

Andrée A. Michaud, (St-Sébastien-de-Frontenac, Que.) – Bondrée (Éditions Québec Amérique)

Poetry

Arleen Paré, (Victoria) – Lake of Two Mountains (Brick Books)

José Acquelin, (Montreal) – Anarchie de la lumière (les éditions du passage)

Drama

Jordan Tannahill, (Toronto) – Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays (Playwrights Canada Press)

Carole Fréchette, (Montreal) – Small Talk (Leméac Éditeur / Actes Sud)

Non-fiction

Michael Harris, (Toronto) – The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection (HarperCollinsPublishersLtd)

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, (Montreal) – Tenir tête (Lux Éditeur)

Children’s Literature — Text

Raziel Reid, (Vancouver) – When Everything Feels like the Movies (Arsenal Pulp Press)

Linda Amyot, (Longueuil, Que.) – Le jardin d'Amsterdam (Leméac Éditeur)

Children’s Literature — Illustration

Jillian Tamaki, (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – This One Summer, text by Mariko Tamaki (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press)

Marianne Dubuc, (Montreal) – Le lion et l'oiseau, text by Marianne Dubuc (Les Éditions de la Pastèque)

Translation

Peter Feldstein, (Montreal) – Paul-Émile Borduas: A Critical Biography (McGill-Queen's University Press)

English translation of Paul-Émile Borduas (1905-1960) : biographie critique et analyse de l’œuvre, by François-Marc Gagnon (Éditions Fides)


Daniel Poliquin
, (Ottawa) – L'Indien malcommode : un portrait inattendu des Autochtones d'Amérique du Nord (Les Éditions du Boréal)

French translation of The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, by Thomas King (Doubleday Canada)

 

About the 2014 peer assessment committees

The finalists and winners for the Governor General’s Literary Awards are chosen by peer assessment committees, who consider all eligible books published between September 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014 for English-language books and between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 for French-language books. This year, 966 titles in the English-language categories and 637 in the French-language categories were submitted.

English-language committees and comments for the winning titles

Fiction: Peter Behrens, Elaine McCluskey, Uma Parameswaran

The Back of the Turtle is a novel that joins Thomas King’s mythopoeic vision to his writerly grasp of an actual, sensual world. Gabriel Quinn’s life in dystopia is peopled by vivid characters and possibly redeemed by persistent hope. This book sounds like tomorrow morning’s news.”


Poetry:
Sean Howard, Sid Marty, Carolyn Marie Souaid

“Arleen Paré’s Lake of Two Mountains is a poem of sustained beauty, an almost monastic meditation on the overlapping centres of human and natural reality. Whether she is describing the Oka Crisis, bullfrogs, sunbeams or religion, ‘anything that passes through [this shape-shifting landscape] is transformed,’ including the reader.”


Drama:
Aaron Bushkowsky, Catherine Hernandez, Wendy Lill

“Jordan Tannahill’s Age of Minority is rife with vivid and fragile characters, and includes trailblazing storytelling. His unlikely heroes demonstrate the power of youth and love in a hostile world. He is an exciting and courageous voice of our time who gives us a collection full of imaginative and playful imagery.”


Non-fiction:
Christopher Dewdney, Hadani Ditmars, Robert Finley

“Michael Harris’s finely crafted book, The End of Absence, marks the arrival of a surprisingly authoritative media savant, in the grand tradition of McLuhan, Frye and Innis.  His book opens a profound vista on an elusive but important phenomenon – the technology that will change us forever.”


Children’s Literature (Text):
Hiromi Goto, Jessica Scott Kerrin, Kevin Sylvester

“An edgy and uneasy story with no simple resolutions, Raziel Reid's When Everything Feels like the Movies is unflinching. An openly gay teen in a small-minded town, Jude Rothesay’s fantasy life is a movie but his real life isn’t. He is audacious, creative, rude, often hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking. He’s unforgettable.”


Children’s Literature (Illustration):
Christina Leist, Ron Lightburn, Ange Zhang

“The tender and touching story of This One Summer comes to life with Jillian Tamaki’s cinematic and evocative illustrations. Fondness for detail, insightful character development and realistic body language convey complex emotions from the first through to the last page. A tour de force of powerful visual storytelling.”


Translation (French to English):
Wayne Grady, Susan Ouriou, George Tombs

“Peter Feldstein’s translation of Paul-Émile Borduas: A Critical Biography is a masterful, fluid, luminous, accurate and exhaustively researched work. His translation is a tour de force that breathes new life into François-Marc Gagnon’s groundbreaking biography of this major Quebec artist. An astonishing accomplishment.”

French-language committees and comments for the winning titles

Fiction: Gracia Couturier, Stéfani Meunier, Stanley Péan

“Armed with her sumptuous style and her gift for moody atmospheres, Andrée A. Michaud creates a darkly luminous universe. A novel that balances precariously on the line between passion and murder, Bondrée leaves us dazzled and wounded, with its tale of trauma, love and childhood and the places that bear the marks of their passage.”


Poetry:
Salah Beddiari, Tania Langlais, Dyane Léger

Anarchie de la lumière, a collection of poems written in fully realized and remarkable language, is quite simply a gift. José Acquelin’s poetry is meditative and lucid, with luminous insights into our lives. Words of comfort and wisdom that tell us: ‘The eyes are always the quickest way to reach the heavens.’”


Drama:
Claude Guilmain, Pier-Luc Lasalle, Pascale Rafie

“Drawing on an impressive gallery of characters and wonderfully inventive language, Carole Fréchette’s Small Talk presents the extreme vulnerability of those who are unable to communicate with others. In trying to find the right word, the perfect turn of phrase, we lose sight of what counts: establishing a real contact with the other.”  


Non-fiction:
Jacques Beaudry, Nadine Mackenzie, Christiane Ndiaye

“Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois’s Tenir tête brings us behind the scenes of the spring of 2012 so we can hear what the government did not want to hear and what the media were not always able to report. In a simple and direct style, it raises the question of the future of democracy.”


Children’s Literature (Text):
Mario Brassard, Françoise Enguehard, Lucia Flores

“With Le jardin d’Amsterdam, Linda Amyot offers us a detective novel of the heart, a delicate tale about the power of friendship. In an impressionistic, almost musical style, this work creates a bridge between generations and reminds us that when it comes to love, all of us are vulnerable.”


Children’s Literature (Illustration):
Steve Beshwaty, Sylvie Daigneault, Joanne Ouellet

Le lion et l’oiseau by Marianne Dubuc is a remarkable work whose story takes shape through its visual poetry. With her ineffably tender and touching illustrations, the artist carries us gently through the seasons and emotions with disarming simplicity and grace.”


Translation (English to French):
Louis Jolicoeur, Christine Klein-Lataud, Maryse Warda

“In his bold translation L’Indien malcommode, Daniel Poliquin transcribes Thomas King’s caustic humour with vigour, intelligence and a great creative liberty. The unbridled rhythm and wide variety of registers presented considerable challenges which the translator met with audacity and imagination.”

 

Awards ceremony at Rideau Hall

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the 2014 GG Literary Awards on Wednesday, November 26 at 6 pm at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Media representatives wishing to cover the awards presentation should contact Julie Rocheleau at the Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-998-7280 or julie.rocheleau@gg.ca.

Additional information

The Canada Council for the Arts funds and administers the GGs, the most significant literary award program in Canada, providing close to $450,000 in prize money. Each winner of the Governor General’s Literary Awards receives $25,000. The publisher of each winning book receives $3000 to support promotional activities. Non-winning finalists receive $1000 in recognition of their selection as finalists.

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Canada Council media contacts:

 

Mireille Allaire

(613) 566-4414 or 1-800-263-5588, ext. 4523

(613) 218-0737 (cell)

E-mail: mireille.allaire@canadacouncil.ca

 

Heather McAfee

(613) 566-4414 or 1-800-263-5588, ext. 4166
(613) 218-0066 (cell)

E-mail: heather.mcafee@canadacouncil.ca

                                   

To book interviews with authors, illustrators and translators:

English-language:

Diane Hargrave Public Relations

416-467-9954, ext. 104

dhprbks@interlog.com

 

French-language:

Christine Langlois

Hillbrooke Group

613-620-0332

clanglois@hillbrooke.ca

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Ottawa, October 7, 2014 –
The Canada Council for the Arts today announced the 2014 shortlist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards. See the full list below.

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“This year’s list of finalists contains powerful novels and poems, imaginative children’s books, skillful translations, entrancing dramas and enlightening non-fiction,” said Canada Council Director and CEO, Simon Brault. “They are all meaningful books in which we can, as readers and Canadians, lose ourselves and find ourselves.”

Important dates

November 18, 10 am: Stay tuned to http://ggbooks.ca/ for the digital announcement of the GG winners.

November 26, 11:30 – 1:30 pm: Meet the English-language GG winners at public events at the Canada Council’s offices, 150 Elgin in Ottawa (Event with French-language winners on Thursday, November 27).

Download images of the shortlisted books.

English-language finalists

Fiction

Michael Crummey, (St. John's)Sweetland (Doubleday Canada)

Bill Gaston, (Victoria) – Juliet Was a Surprise (Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Canada)

Claire Holden Rothman, (Westmount, Que.) – My October (Penguin Canada)

Thomas King, (Guelph, Ont.) – The Back of the Turtle (HarperCollins Publishers)

Joan Thomas, (Winnipeg) – The Opening Sky (McClelland & Stewart)

Poetry

Sadiqa de Meijer, (Kingston) – Leaving Howe Island (Oolichan Books)

Julie Joosten, (Toronto) – Light Light (BookThug)

Christopher Levenson, (Vancouver) – Night Vision (Quattro Books)

Garth Martens, (Victoria) – Prologue for the Age of Consequence (House of Anansi Press)

Arleen Paré, (Victoria) – Lake of Two Mountains (Brick Books)

Drama

Rick Chafe, (Winnipeg) – The Secret Mask (Playwrights Canada Press)

Sean Dixon, (Toronto) – A God in Need of Help (Coach House Books)

Janet Munsil, (Victoria) – That Elusive Spark (Playwrights Canada Press)

Jordan Tannahill, (Toronto) – Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays (Playwrights Canada Press)

Non-fiction

Michael Harris, (Toronto) – The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection (HarperCollins Publishers)

Arno Kopecky, (Squamish, B.C.) – The Oil Man and the Sea: Navigating the Northern Gateway (Douglas & McIntyre)

Edmund Metatawabin with Alexandra Shimo, (Fort Albany, Ont. /Toronto) – Up Ghost River: A Chief's Journey through the Turbulent Waters of Native History (Alfred A. Knopf Canada, a division of Random House of Canada)

Maria Mutch, (North Kingstown, Rhode Island) – Know the Night: A Memoir of Survival in the Small Hours (Alfred A. Knopf Canada, a division of Random House of Canada)

Children’s Literature (Text)

Jonathan Auxier, (Pittsburgh, Pa.) – The Night Gardener (Penguin Canada)

Lesley Choyce, (East Laurencetown, N.S.) – Jeremy Stone (Red Deer Press)

Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-TinsleySkraelings (Inhabit Media Inc.)

Raziel Reid, (Vancouver) – When Everything Feels like the Movies (Arsenal Pulp Press)

Mariko Tamaki, (Oakland, Calif.) – This One Summer (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press)

Children’s Literature (Illustration)

Marie-Louise Gay, (Montreal) – Any Questions?, text by Marie-Louise Gay (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press)

Qin Leng, (Toronto) – Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin, text by Chieri Uegaki (Kids Can Press)

Renata Liwska, (Calgary) – Once Upon a Memory, text by Nina Laden (Little, Brown and Company)

Julie Morstad, (Vancouver) – Julia, Child, text by Kyo Maclear (Tundra Books)

Jillian Tamaki, (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – This One Summer, text by Mariko Tamaki (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press)

Translation (French to English)

Peter Feldstein, (Montreal) – Paul-Émile Borduas: A Critical Biography (McGill-Queen's University Press)

English translation of Paul-Émile Borduas (1905-1960) : biographie critique et analyse de l’œuvre, by François-Marc Gagnon (Éditions Fides)

Sheila Fischman, (Montreal) – Wonder (McClelland & Stewart)

English translation of Les larmes de saint Laurent, by Dominique Fortier (Éditions Alto)

Linda Gaboriau, (Montreal) – Christina, The Girl King (Talonbooks)

English translation of Christine, la reine-garçon, by Michel Marc Bouchard (Leméac Éditeur)

Maureen Labonté, (Montreal) – And Slowly Beauty (Talonbooks)

English translation of Lentement la beauté, by Michel Nadeau with Marie-Josée Bastien, Lorraine Côté, Hugues Frenette, Pierre-François Legendre, Véronika Makdissi-Warren, and Jack Robitaille (Les éditions de L'instant même)

Rhonda Mullins, (Montreal) – Guyana (Coach House Books)

 English translation of Guyana by Élise Turcotte (Leméac Éditeur)

French-language finalists

Fiction

Michael Delisle, (Montreal) – Le feu de mon père (Les Éditions du Boréal)

Alain Farah, (Montreal) – Pourquoi Bologne (Le Quartanier)

Robert Lalonde, (Montreal) – C'est le cœur qui meurt en dernier (Les Éditions du Boréal)

Andrée A. Michaud, (St-Sébastien-de-Frontenac, Que.) – Bondrée (Éditions Québec Amérique)

Larry Tremblay, (Montreal) – L'orangeraie (Éditions Alto)

Poetry

José Acquelin, (Montreal) – Anarchie de la lumière (les éditions du passage)

Joséphine Bacon, (Montreal) – Un thé dans la toundra / Nipishapui nete mushuat (Mémoire d'encrier)

Paul Chanel Malenfant, (Rimouski, Que.) – Toujours jamais (Éditions de l'Hexagone)

Georgette LeBlanc, (Pointe-de-l'Église, N.S.) – Prudent (Les Éditions Perce-Neige)

Julie Stanton, (Quebec) – Mémorial pour Geneviève et autres tombeaux (Les Heures bleues)

Drama

François Archambault, (Montreal) – Tu te souviendras de moi (Leméac Éditeur)

Simon Boudreault, (Montreal) – As is (tel quel) (Dramaturges Éditeurs)

Carole Fréchette, (Montreal) – Small Talk (Leméac Éditeur / Actes Sud)

Olivier Kemeid, (Montreal) – Moi, dans les ruines rouges du siècle (Leméac Éditeur)

Étienne Lepage, (Montreal) – Histoires pour faire des cauchemars (Dramaturges Éditeurs)

Non-fiction

Catherine Ferland and Dave Corriveau, (Quebec) – La Corriveau : de l'histoire à la légende (Les éditions du Septentrion)

Bertrand Gervais, (Montreal) – Un défaut de fabrication (Les Éditions du Boréal)

Nicolas Lévesque and Catherine Mavrikakis, (L'Assomption, Que. / Montreal) – Ce que dit l'écorce (Éditions Nota bene)

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, (Montreal) – Tenir tête (Lux Éditeur)

Jean-Jacques Pelletier, (Lévis, Que.) – Questions d'écriture : réponses à des lecteurs (Éditions Hurtubise)

Children’s Literature (Text)

Linda Amyot, (St-Charles-Borromée, Que.) – Le jardin d'Amsterdam (Leméac Éditeur)

India Desjardins, (Montreal) – Le Noël de Marguerite (Les Éditions de la Pastèque)

Patrick Isabelle, (Montreal) – Eux (Leméac Éditeur)

Jean-François Sénéchal, (Saint-Lambert, Que.) – Feu (Leméac Éditeur)

Mélanie Tellier, (Montreal) – Fiona (Marchand de feuilles)

Children’s Literature (Illustration)

Pascal Blanchet, (Trois-Rivières, Que.) – Le Noël de Marguerite, text by India Desjardins (Les Éditions de la Pastèque)

Marianne Dubuc, (Montreal) – Le lion et l'oiseau, text by Marianne Dubuc (Les Éditions de la Pastèque)

Manon Gauthier, (Montreal) –  Grand-mère, elle et moi…, text by Yves Nadon (Éditions Les 400 coups)

Isabelle Malenfant, (Montreal) – Pablo trouve un trésor, text by Andrée Poulin (Éditions Les 400 coups)

Pierre Pratt, (Montreal) – Gustave, text by Rémy Simard (Les Éditions de la Pastèque)

Translation (English to French)

Éric Fontaine, (Montreal) – Les Blondes (Éditions Alto)

French translation of The Blondes, by Emily Schultz (Doubleday Canada)

Hervé Juste, (Montreal) – Poisson d'avril (Les Éditions du Boréal)

French translation of April Fool's Day, by Josip Novakovich (HarperCollins Publishers)

Daniel Poliquin, (Ottawa) – L'Indien malcommode : un portrait inattendu des Autochtones d'Amérique du Nord (Les Éditions du Boréal)

French translation of The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, by Thomas King (Doubleday Canada)

Lori Saint-Martin and Paul Gagné, (Montreal) – La femme Hokusai (Éditions Québec Amérique)

French translation of The Ghost Brush, by Katherine Govier (HarperCollins Publishers)

Lori Saint-Martin and Paul Gagné, (Montreal) – Une brève histoire des Indiens au Canada (Les Éditions du Boréal)

French translation of A Short History of Indians in Canada, by Thomas King (HarperCollins Publishers)

Discover more about Canada’s best books

Go online to discover the year’s best books and their authors, illustrators and translators, on the new interactive GG website. Follow the conversation on Twitter through @CanadaCouncil and by using the hashtag #GGbooks. Like the GGs on Facebook for all the latest updates.

Governor General’s Literary Awards

The Canada Council for the Arts funds, administers and promotes the Governor General’s Literary Awards, Canada's oldest and most prestigious literary awards program with a total value of $450,000.  Each winner will receive $25,000. The publisher of each winning book will receive $3,000 to support promotional activities. Non-winning finalists each receive $1,000.

Awards presentation at Rideau Hall

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the 2014 GG Literary Awards on Wednesday, November 26 at 6 pm at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa. Media representatives wishing to cover the awards presentation should contact Julie Rocheleau at the Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-998-7280 or julie.rocheleau@gg.ca.

The 2014 peer assessment committees

The finalists for the Governor General’s Literary Awards are chosen by peer assessment committees, who consider all eligible books published between September 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014 for English-language books and between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 for French-language books. This year, 966 titles in the English-language categories and 637 in the French-language categories were submitted.

English-language committees

Fiction: Peter Behrens, Elaine McCluskey, Uma Parameswaran

Poetry: Sean Howard, Sid Marty, Carolyn Marie Souaid

Drama: Aaron Bushkowsky, Catherine Hernandez, Wendy Lill

Non-fiction: Christopher Dewdney, Hadani Ditmars, Robert Finley

Children’s Literature (Text): Hiromi Goto, Jessica Scott Kerrin, Kevin Sylvester

Children’s Literature (Illustration): Christina Leist, Ron Lightburn, Ange Zhang

Translation (French to English): Wayne Grady, Susan Ouriou, George Tombs

French-language committees

Fiction: Gracia Couturier, Stéfani Meunier, Stanley Péan

Poetry: Salah Beddiari, Tania Langlais, Dyane Léger

Drama: Claude Guilmain, Pier-Luc Lasalle, Pascale Rafie

Non-fiction: Jacques Beaudry, Nadine Mackenzie, Christiane Ndiaye

Children’s Literature (Text) : Mario Brassard, Françoise Enguehard, Lucia Flores

Children’s Literature (Illustration): Steve Beshwaty, Sylvie Daigneault, Joanne Ouellet

Translation (English to French): Louis Jolicoeur, Christine Klein-Lataud, Maryse Warda

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Canada Council media contacts:

Mireille Allaire
(613) 566-4414 or 1-800-263-5588, ext. 4523
(613) 314-0352 (cell)
E-mail: mireille.allaire@canadacouncil.ca

Heather McAfee
(613) 566-4414 or 1-800-263-5588, ext. 4166
(613) 218-0066 (cell)
E-mail: heather.mcafee@canadacouncil.ca

           

To book interviews with authors, illustrators and translators:

English-language:

Diane Hargrave Public Relations
416-467-9954, ext. 104
dhprbks@interlog.com

 

French-language:

Christine Langlois
Hillbrooke Group
613-620-0332
clanglois@hillbrooke.ca


 
 
Governor Generals Awards 2014
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Bill Gaston

Juliet Was a Surprise

Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Canada; distributed by the publisher

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-0-14-319241-1

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Claire Holden Rothman

My October

Penguin, an imprint of Penguin Canada; distributed by the publisher

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-0-14-318867-4

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Michael Crummey

Sweetland

Doubleday Canada; distributed by the publisher

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-0-385-66316-8

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Thomas King

The Back of the Turtle

HarperCollins Publishers; distributed by the publisher

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-44343-162-0

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Joan Thomas

The Opening Sky

McClelland & Stewart; distributed by the publisher

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-0-7710-8392-1

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Arleen Paré

Lake of Two Mountains

Brick Books; distributed by LitDistCo

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-926829-87-6

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Sadiqa de Meijer

Leaving Howe Island

Oolichan Books; distributed by University of Toronto Press

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-0-88982-295-5

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Julie Joosten

Light Light

BookThug; distributed by LitDistCo

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-927040-83-6

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Christopher Levenson

Night Vision

Quattro Books; distributed by LitDistCo

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-927443-58-3

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Garth Martens

Prologue for the Age of Consequence

House of Anansi Press; distributed by HarperCollins Canada

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-77089-319-1

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Jordan Tannahill

Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays

Playwrights Canada Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-77091-194-9

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Sean Dixon

A God in Need of Help

Coach House Books; distributed by Raincoast Books

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-55245-291-2

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Janet Munsil

That Elusive Spark

Playwrights Canada Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-77091-204-5

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Rick Chafe

The Secret Mask

Playwrights Canada Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-77091-190-1

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Maria Mutch

Know the Night: A Memoir of Survival in the Small Hours

Alfred A. Knopf Canada, a division of Random House of Canada; distributed by the publisher

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-0-307-36337-4

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Michael Harris

The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection

HarperCollins Publishers; distributed by the publisher

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-44342-627-5

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Arno Kopecky

The Oil Man and the Sea: Navigating the Northern Gateway

Douglas & McIntyre; distributed by HarperCollins Canada

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-77100-107-6

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Edmund Metatawabin with Alexandra Shimo

Up Ghost River: A Chief's Journey through the Turbulent Waters of Native History

Alfred A. Knopf Canada, a division of Random House of Canada; distributed by the publisher

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-0-307-39987-8

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Lesley Choyce

Jeremy Stone

Red Deer Press; distributed by Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-0-88995-504-2

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Rachel et Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley

Skraelings

Inhabit Media Inc.; distributed by Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-927095-54-6

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Jonathan Auxier

The Night Gardener

Puffin, an imprint of Penguin Canada; distributed by the publisher

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-0-670-06772-5

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Raziel Reid

When Everything Feels like the Movies

Arsenal Pulp Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-55152-574-7

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Marie-Louise Gay

Any Questions?

Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press; distributed by HarperCollins Canada; written by Marie-Louise Gay

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-55498-382-7

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Qin Leng

Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin

Kids Can Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press; written by Chieri Uegaki

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-894786-33-1

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Julie Morstad

Julia, Child

Tundra Books, a division of Random House of Canada; distributed by the publisher; written by Kyo Maclear

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-77049-449-7

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Renata Liwska

Once Upon a Memory

Little, Brown and Company; distributed by Hachette Canada; written by Nina Laden

Available in bookstores and public libraries.

ISBN 978-0-316-20816-1

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Jillian Tamaki

This One Summer

Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press; distributed by HarperCollins Canada; written by Mariko Tamaki

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ISBN 978-1-55498-152-6

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Maureen Labonté

And Slowly Beauty

Talonbooks; distributed by Publishers Group Canada; translation of Lentement la beauté by Michel Nadeau with Marie-Josée Bastien, Lorraine Côté, Hugues Frenette, Pierre-François Legendre, Véronika Makdissi-Warren, and Jack Robitaille, Les éditions de L'instant même

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ISBN 978-0-88922-786-6

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Linda Gaboriau

Christina, The Girl King

Talonbooks; distributed by Publishers Group Canada; translation of Christine, la reine-garçon by Michel Marc Bouchard, Leméac Éditeur

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ISBN 978-0-88922-898-6

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Rhonda Mullins

Guyana

Coach House Books; distributed by Raincoast Books; translation of Guyana by Élise Turcotte, Leméac Éditeur

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ISBN 978-1-55245-292-9

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Peter Feldstein

Paul-Émile Borduas: A Critical Biography

McGill-Queen's University Press; distributed by Georgetown Terminal Warehouse; translation of Paul-Émile Borduas (1905-1960) : biographie critique et analyse de l'œuvre by François-Marc Gagnon, Éditions Fides

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ISBN 978-0-7735-4189-4

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Sheila Fischman

Wonder

McClelland & Stewart; distributed by the publisher; translation of Les larmes de saint Laurent by Dominique Fortier, Éditions Alto

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ISBN 978-0-7710-4769-5

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Andrée A. Michaud

Bondrée

Éditions Québec Amérique; distributed by Prologue

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ISBN 978-2-7644-2505-3

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Robert Lalonde

C'est le cœur qui meurt en dernier

Les Éditions du Boréal; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia

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ISBN 978-2-7646-2288-9

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Michael Delisle

Le feu de mon père

Les Éditions du Boréal; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia

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ISBN 978-2-7646-2294-0

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Larry Tremblay

L'orangeraie

Éditions Alto; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia

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ISBN 978-2-89694-169-8

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Alain Farah

Pourquoi Bologne

Le Quartanier; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia

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ISBN 978-2-89698-107-6

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José Acquelin

Anarchie de la lumière

les éditions du passage; distributed by Gallimard-Socadis

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ISBN 978-2-922892-97-0

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Julie Stanton

Mémorial pour Geneviève et autres tombeaux

Les Heures bleues; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia

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ISBN 978-2-924277-03-4

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Georgette LeBlanc

Prudent

Les Éditions Perce-Neige; distributed by Prologue

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ISBN 978-2-89691-125-7

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Paul Chanel Malenfant

Toujours jamais

Éditions de l'Hexagone, Groupe Ville-Marie Littérature; distributed by Les Messageries ADP

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ISBN 978-2-89648-048-7

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Joséphine Bacon

Un thé dans la toundra / Nipishapui nete mushuat

Mémoire d'encrier; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia

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ISBN 978-2-89712-095-5

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Simon Boudreault

As is (tel quel)

Dramaturges Éditeurs; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia

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ISBN 978-2-89637-072-6

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Étienne Lepage

Histoires pour faire des cauchemars

Dramaturges Éditeurs; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia

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ISBN 978-2-89637-070-2

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Olivier Kemeid

Moi, dans les ruines rouges du siècle

Leméac Éditeur; distributed by Socadis

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ISBN 978-2-7609-0435-4

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Carole Fréchette

Small Talk

Leméac Éditeur / Actes Sud; distributed by Socadis

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ISBN 978-2-7609-1270-0

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François Archambault

Tu te souviendras de moi

Leméac Éditeur; distributed by Socadis

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ISBN 978-2-7609-0439-2

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Nicolas Lévesque et Catherine Mavrikakis

Ce que dit l'écorce

Éditions Nota bene; distributed by Socadis

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ISBN 978-2-89518-480-5

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Catherine Ferland et Dave Corriveau

La Corriveau : de l'histoire à la légende

Les éditions du Septentrion; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia

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ISBN 978-2-89448-768-6

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Jean-Jacques Pelletier

Questions d'écriture : réponses à des lecteurs

Éditions Hurtubise; distributed by Distribution HMH

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ISBN 978-2-89723-366-2

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Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois

Tenir tête

Lux Éditeur; distributed by Flammarion

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ISBN 978-2-89596-175-8

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Bertrand Gervais

Un défaut de fabrication

Les Éditions du Boréal; distributed by Diffusion dimedia

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ISBN 978-2-7646-2316-9

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Patrick Isabelle

Eux

Leméac Éditeur; distributed by Socadis

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ISBN 978-2-7609-4219-6

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Jean-François Sénéchal

Feu

Leméac Éditeur; distributed by Socadis

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ISBN 978-2-7609-4218-9

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Mélanie Tellier

Fiona

Marchand de feuilles; distributed by Socadis; illustrated by Lauchie Reid

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ISBN 978-2-923896-30-4

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Linda Amyot

Le jardin d'Amsterdam

Leméac Éditeur; distributed by Socadis

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ISBN 978-2-7609-4216-5

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India Desjardins

Le Noël de Marguerite

Les Éditions de la Pastèque; distributed by Socadis; illustrated by Pascal Blanchet

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ISBN 978-2-923841-44-1

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Manon Gauthier

Grand-mère, elle et moi...

Éditions Les 400 coups; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia; written by Yves Nadon

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ISBN 978-2-89540-648-8

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Pierre Pratt

Gustave

Les Éditions de la Pastèque; distributed by Socadis; written by Rémy Simard

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ISBN 978-2-923841-27-4

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Marianne Dubuc

Le lion et l'oiseau

Les Éditions de la Pastèque; distributed by Socadis; written by Marianne Dubuc

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ISBN 978-2-923841-45-8

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Pascal Blanchet

Le Noël de Marguerite

Les Éditions de la Pastèque; distributed by Socadis; written by India Desjardins

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ISBN 978-2-923841-44-1

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Isabelle Malenfant

Pablo trouve un trésor

Éditions Les 400 coups; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia; written by Andrée Poulin

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ISBN 978-2-89540-640-2

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Lori Saint-Martin et Paul Gagné

La femme Hokusai

Éditions Québec Amérique; distributed by Prologue; translation of The Ghost Brush by Katherine Govier, HarperCollins Publishers

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ISBN 978-2-7644-2511-4

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Éric Fontaine

Les Blondes

Éditions Alto; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia; translation of The Blondes by Emily Schultz, Doubleday Canada

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ISBN 978-2-89694-125-4

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Daniel Poliquin

L'Indien malcommode : un portrait inattendu des Autochtones d'Amérique du Nord

Les Éditions du Boréal; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia; translation of The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King, Doubleday Canada

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ISBN 978-2-7646-2259-9

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Hervé Juste

Poisson d'avril

Les Éditions du Boréal; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia; translation of April Fool's Day by Josip Novakovich, HarperCollins Publishers

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ISBN 978-2-7646-2302-2

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Lori Saint-Martin et Paul Gagné

Une brève histoire des Indiens au Canada

Les Éditions du Boréal; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia; translation of A Short History of Indians in Canada by Thomas King, HarperCollins Publishers

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ISBN 978-2-7646-2260-5

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November 27, 2014

Meet the 2014 French-language GG winners at the Canada Council for the Arts, 150 Elgin in Ottawa from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.


November 27, 2014

Contest to win GG books!


Follow @CanadaCouncil and spot the opportunities to win a set of the 2014 English-language GG-winning books.


In Ottawa? Come to our public events with GG winners!


November 26, 2014

Meet the 2014 English-language GG winners at the Canada Council for the Arts, 150 Elgin in Ottawa from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.


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Past Winners

2013

Eleanor Catton

The Luminaries

Katherena Vermette

North End Love Songs

Nicolas Billon

Fault Lines: Three Plays

Sandra Djwa

Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page

Teresa Toten

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

Matt James

Northwest Passage

Donald Winkler

The Major Verbs

2012

Linda Spalding

The Purchase

Julie Bruck

Monkey Ranch

Catherine Banks

It is Solved by Walking

Ross King

Leonardo and the Last Supper

Susin Nielsen

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen

Isabelle Arsenault

Virginia Wolf

Nigel Spencer 

Mai at the Predators’ Ball

2011

Christopher Moore

From Then to Now: A Short History of the World

Erin Shields

If We Were Birds

Phil Hall

Killdeer

Charles Foran

Mordecai: The Life & Times

Donald Winkler

Partita for Glenn Gould

Cybèle Young

Ten Birds

Patrick deWitt

The Sisters Brothers

2010

Robert Chafe

Afterimage

Richard Greene

Boxing the Compass

Jon Klassen

Cats' Night Out

Dianne Warren

Cool Water

Wendy Phillips

Fishtailing

Linda Gaboriau

Forests

Allan Casey

Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada

2009

M.G. Vassanji

A Place Within: Rediscovering India

Jirina Marton

Bella's Tree

Caroline Pignat

Greener Grass: The Famine Years

Susan Ouriou

Pieces of Me

David Zieroth

The Fly in Autumn

Kate Pullinger

The Mistress of Nothing

Kevin Loring

Where the Blood Mixes

2008

Catherine Banks

Bone Cage

Christie Blatchford

Fifteen Days: Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and Death from Inside the New Canadian Army

Jacob Scheier

More to Keep Us Warm

Lazer Lederhendler

Nikolski

John Ibbitson

The Landing

Nino Ricci

The Origin of Species

Stéphane Jorisch

The Owl and the Pussycat

2007

Don Domanski

All Our Wonder Unavenged

Nigel Spencer 

Augustino and the Choir of Destruction

Michael Ondaatje

Divisadero

Iain Lawrence 

Gemini Summer

Karolyn Smardz Frost

I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad

Duncan Weller

The Boy from the Sun

Colleen Murphy

The December Man (L’homme de décembre)

2006

Leo Yerxa

Ancient Thunder

Daniel MacIvor

I Still Love You

William Gilkerson

Pirate’s Passage

John Pass

Stumbling in the Bloom

Ross King

The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism

Peter Behrens

The Law of Dreams

Hugh Hazelton

Vetiver

2005

David Gilmour

A Perfect Night to Go to China

John Mighton

Half Life

Rob Gonsalves

Imagine a Day

Anne Compton

Processional

Pamela Porter

The Crazy Man

John Vaillant

The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed

Fred A. Reed

Truth or Death: The Quest for Immortality in the Western Narrative Tradition

2004

Miriam Toews

A Complicated Kindness

Kenneth Oppel

Airborn

Morris Panych

Girl in the Goldfish Bowl

Stéphane Jorisch

Jabberwocky

Judith Cowan

Mirabel

Roméo Dallaire

Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda

Roo Borson

Short Journey Upriver Toward Ōishida

About the GGs

Each year, the Governor General’s Literary Awards (the GGs) honour the best in Canadian literature. As Canada’s national literary awards, the GGs represent the rich diversity of Canadian literature and its authors, translators and illustrators.

Publishers: How to Enter

Find out how to submit books to be considered for a GG award. Read the submissions guidelines.

List of titles submitted to the peer assessment committees.

 

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mireille.allaire@canadacouncil.ca

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