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Governor General's Literary Awards Announce Winners, Including Fiction Winner Guy Vanderhaeghe

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Guy Vanderhaeghe (photo credit Matt Smith)

The venerable Governor General's Literary Awards announced their 2015 winners today, with Saskatoon author and CanLit star Guy Vanderhaeghe scooping up the fiction prize for his acclaimed Daddy Lenin and Other Stories (McClelland & Stewart). Vanderhaeghe has won two previous GGs, including one for his first novel, Man Descending, published in 1982. Amongst his many honours, he has also received the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts, Saskatchewan's highest honour in the arts.

The list of winners' continued the 2015 prize season trend of small and independent publishers doing well, with House of Anansi/Groundwood Books, Biblioasis, Coach House Books, Playwrights Canada Press and Red Deer Press/Fitzhenry & Whiteside all represented. The list is rounded out by academic publisher Harvard University Press and McClelland & Stewart, the iconic Canadian imprint owned by Penguin Random House.

The full list of English winners is:

2015 Governor General's Literary Award Winner for Fiction:

Guy Vanderhaeghe for Daddy Lenin and Other Stories (McClelland & Stewart)

2015 Governor General's Literary Award Winner for Poetry:

Robyn Sarah for My Shoes are Killing Me (Biblioasis)

2015 Governor General's Literary Award Winner for Drama:

David Yee for Carried Away on the Crest of a Wave (Playwrights Canada Press)

2015 Governor General's Literary Award Winner for Non-Fiction:

Mark L. Winston for Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive (Harvard University Press)

2015 Governor General's Literary Award Winner for Children's Literature - Text:

Caroline Pignat for The Gospel Truth (Red Deer Press)

2015 Governor General's Literary Award Winner for Children's Literature - Illustration:

JonArno Lawson & Sydney Smith for Sidewalk Flowers (Groundwood Books)

2015 Governor General's Literary Award Winner for Translation:

Jocelyne Saucier, translated by Rhonda Mullins for Twenty-One Cardinals (Coach House Books)

For more information about the Governor General's Literary Awards, including all the 2015 French language winners, visit their website.

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