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The 2014 Governor General's Award Winners Announced

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Governor General's award Winners (Photo Source: Canada Council for the Arts)

The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the seven English-language winners of the 2014 Governor General's Literary Awards. The winning authors, illustrators and translators each received a $25,000 prize, with each finalist taking home $1,000. For a complete list of winners in both French and English, and to watch a video of the announcement, please visit the Canada Council's GG website.

The Winners of the 2014 Governor General's Literary Awards


  • Thomas King for The Back of the Turtle (HarperCollins Publishers)

  • Poetry

  • Arleen Paré for Lake of Two Mountains (Brick Books)

  • Drama

  • Jordan Tannahill for Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays (Playwrights Canada Press)

  • Non-fiction

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

  • Children’s Literature — Text

  • Raziel Reid for When Everything Feels like the Movies (Arsenal Pulp Press)

  • Children’s Literature — Illustration

  • Jillian Tamaki for This One Summer (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press)

  • Translation

  • Peter Feldstein for Paul-Émile Borduas: A Critical Biography (McGill-Queen's University Press)
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