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Winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards Announced

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The Canada Council for the Arts announced the winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards in Montreal this morning. This year, 884 titles were submitted in the English-language categories and 657 titles were submitted in the French-language categories. Each winner will receive $25,000 and a specially-bound copy of their winning book.

English-language winners:

  • Fiction: Kate Pullinger, The Mistress of Nothing (McArthur & Company)
  • Poetry: David Zieroth, The Fly in Autumn (Harbour Publishing)
  • Drama: Kevin Loring, Where the Blood Mixes (Talonbooks)
  • Non-Fiction: M.G. Vassanji, A Place Within: Rediscovering India (Doubleday Canada)
  • Children's Literature – Text: Caroline Pignat, Greener Grass: The Famine Years (Red Deer Press)
  • Children's Literature – Illustration: Jirina Marton, Bella’s Tree, text by Janet Russell (Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press)
  • Translation – French to English: Susan Ouriou, Pieces of Me (Kids Can Press). English translation of La liberté? Connais pas… by Charlotte Gingras (Les éditions de la courte échelle)

French-language winners:

  • Fiction: Julie Mazzieri, Le discours sur la tombe de l’idiot (Éditions José Corti)
  • Poetry: Hélène Monette, Thérèse pour joie et orchestre (Les Éditions du Boréal)
  • Drama: Suzanne Lebeau, Le bruit des os qui craquent (Leméac Éditeur)
  • Non-Fiction: Nicole V. Champeau, Pointe Maligne: l’infiniment oubliée (Les Éditions du Vermillon)
  • Children's Literature – Text: Hervé Bouchard, Harvey (Les Éditions de la Pastèque)
  • Children's Literature – Illustration: Janice Nadeau, Harvey, text by Hervé Bouchard (Les Éditions de la Pastèque)
  • Translation – English to French: Paule Noyart, Le miel d’Harar (Leméac Éditeur / Actes Sud). French translation of Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb (Anchor Canada)

For more information about the Governor General's Literary awards, please visit The Canada Council for the Arts website.

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