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Governor General's Literary Awards

The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the finalists for the 2011 Governor General's Literary Awards. Congratulations to the 68 finalists!

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the national book award. You can celebrate the anniversary with the GG Top Reads app. Go to the Facebook page, select your favourite GG-winning books and post them on your GG Top Reads bookshelf on your Facebook profile.

In celebration of the anniversary, Indigo Books & Music is giving away a trip to Ottawa to attend the Governor General Literary Award's ceremony. Full details will be available on October 17th.

And there's more! CBC/Radio-Canada is offering a chance to win GG books or a Sony e-Reader on CBC Books and on Radio-Canada’s Zone d’écriture. Good luck/bonne chance !

English-language finalists

FICTION
David Bezmozgis, The Free World (HarperCollins Publishers)
Patrick deWitt, The Sisters Brothers (House of Anansi Press)
Esi Edugyan, Half-Blood Blues: A Novel (Thomas Allen Publishers)
Marina Endicott, The Little Shadows (Doubleday Canada)
Alexi Zentner, Touch (Alfred A. Knopf Canada)

POETRY
Michael Boughn, Cosmographia: A Post-Lucretian Faux Micro-Epic (BookThug)
Kate Eichhorn, Fieldnotes, A Forensic (BookThug)
Phil Hall, Killdeer (BookThug)
Garry Thomas Morse, Discovery Passages (Talonbooks)
Susan Musgrave, Origami Dove (McClelland & Stewart)

DRAMA
Brendan Gall, Minor Complications: Two Plays (Coach House Books)
Jonathan Garfinkel, House of Many Tongues (Playwrights Canada Press)
Erin Shields, If We Were Birds (Playwrights Canada Press)
Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, Gas Girls (Playwrights Canada Press)
Vern Thiessen, Lenin’s Embalmers (Playwrights Canada Press)

NON-FICTION
Charles Foran, Mordecai: The Life & Times (Alfred A. Knopf Canada)
Nathan M. Greenfield, The Damned: The Canadians at the Battle of Hong Kong and the POW Experience, 1941-45 (HarperCollins Publishers)
Richard Gwyn, Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times, Volume Two: 1867-1891 (Random House Canada)
J.J. Lee, The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit (McClelland & Stewart)
Andrew Nikiforuk, Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing North America’s Great Forests (D&M Publishers / David Suzuki Foundation)

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE – TEXT
Jan L. Coates, A Hare in the Elephant’s Trunk (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Deborah Ellis, No Ordinary Day (Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press)
Christopher Moore, From Then to Now: A Short History of the World (Tundra Books)
Kenneth Oppel, This Dark Endeavour (HarperCollins Publishers)
Tim Wynne-Jones, Blink & Caution (Candlewick Press)

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE – ILLUSTRATION
Isabelle Arsenault, Migrant, text by Maxine Trottier (Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press)
Kim La Fave, Fishing with Gubby, text by Gary Kent (Harbour Publishing)
Renata Liwska, Red Wagon, text by Renata Liwska (Philomel Books)
Frank Viva, Along a Long Road, text by Frank Viva (HarperCollins Publishers)
Cybèle Young, Ten Birds, text by Cybèle Young (Kids Can Press)

TRANSLATION – FRENCH TO ENGLISH
Judith Cowan, Meridian Line (Véhicule Press). English translation of Origine des méridiens by Paul Bélanger (Éditions du Noroît)
David Scott Hamilton, Exit (Anvil Press) English translation of Paradis, clef en main by Nelly Arcan (Les Éditions Les 400 coups)
Lazer Lederhendler, Apocalypse for Beginners (Vintage Canada). English translation of Tarmac by Nicolas Dickner (Éditions Alto)
Lazer Lederhendler, Dirty Feet (House of Anansi Press). English translation of Les pieds sales by Edem Awumey (Les Éditions du Boréal)
Donald Winkler, Partita for Glenn Gould (McGill-Queen’s University Press). English translation of Partita pour Glenn Gould by Georges Leroux (Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal)

French-language finalists

FICTION
Alain Beaulieu, Le postier Passila (Leméac Éditeur / Actes Sud)
Jean-Simon Desrochers, Le sablier des solitudes (Éditions Les Herbes rouges)
Perrine Leblanc, L’homme blanc (Le Quartanier)
Tassia Trifiatis, Mère-grand (Leméac Éditeur)
Mélanie Vincelette, Polynie (Éditions Robert Laffont)

POETRY
Martine Audet, Je demande pardon à l’espèce qui brille. Les grands cimetières II (Éditions de L’Hexagone)
Roger Des Roches, Le nouveau temps du verbe être (Éditions Les Herbes rouges)
Louise Dupré, Plus haut que les flammes (Éditions du Noroît)
Patrick Lafontaine, Grève du zèle (Éditions du Noroît\)
Jean-François Poupart, L’Or de Klimt (Les éditions Poètes)

DRAMA
Normand Chaurette, Ce qui meurt en dernier (Leméac Éditeur / Actes Sud)
Steve Gagnon, La montagne rouge (SANG) (Les éditions de L’instant même)
Pier-Luc Lasalle, Judith aussi (Éditions Théâtrales)
Étienne Lepage, L’enclos de l’éléphant (Dramaturges Éditeurs)
Wajdi Mouawad, Journée de noces chez les Cromagnons (Leméac Éditeur / Actes Sud)

NON-FICTION
Karine Cellard, Leçons de littérature : un siècle de manuels scolaires au Québec (Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal)
Henri Dorion and Jean-Paul Lacasse, Le Québec : territoire incertain (Les éditions du Septentrion)
Catherine Leclerc, Des langues en partage? Cohabitation du français et de l'anglais en littérature contemporaine (Les Éditions XYZ)
Georges Leroux, Wanderer : essai sur le Voyage d’hiver de Franz Schubert (Éditions Nota bene)
Patrick Tillard, De Bartleby aux écrivains négatifs : une approche de la negation (Le Quartanier)

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE - TEXT
Anne Bernard-Lenoir, Enigmae.com - 3. L’orteil de Paros (Les éditions de la courte échelle)
Camille Bouchard, Un massacre magnifique (Éditions Hurtubise)
Mario Brassard, La saison des pluies (Soulières éditeur)
Martin Fournier, Les aventures de Radisson -1. L’enfer ne brûle pas (Les éditions du Septentrion)
Pierre Marmiesse, Sous le signe d’Exu -1. Initiation (Les éditions de la courte échelle)

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE – ILLUSTRATION
Sophie Casson, Quelle pagaille! , text by Laurence Aurélie et Danielle Marcotte (Les éditions de la courte échelle)
Shea Chang, Tarentelle, text by Mélanie Tellier (Marchand de feuilles)
Élisabeth Eudes-Pascal, Bill Chocottes, le héros qui avait peur, text by Dominique Watri (Les Éditions Les 400 coups)
Caroline Merola, Lili et les poilus, text by Caroline Merola (Éditions Héritage)
Rogé (Roger Girard) , Haïti, mon pays, poems by students from Camp-Perrin, Haïti (Les Éditions de la Bagnole)

TRANSLATION – ENGLISH TO FRENCH
Geneviève Letarte, Montreal, Le week-end en Bourgogne (Les éditions Les Allusifs). French translation of The Cost of Living: early and uncollected stories and from Going Ashore, stories by Mavis Gallant (McClelland & Stewart)
Sophie Voillot, Le droit chemin (Leméac Éditeur/Actes Sud). French translation of Mid Way by David Homel (Cormorant Books)
Maryse Warda, Toxique ou L’incident dans l’autobus (Dramaturges Éditeurs). French translation of The Toxic Bus Incident by Greg MacArthur

For more information about the 2011 finalists, please visit http://www.canadacouncil.ca/news/releases/2011/bv129624096630803016.htm

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