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Winners of the 2010 Governor General's Literary Awards Announced

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Winners of the 2010 Governor General's Literary Awards Announced

The winners of the prestigious Governor General's Literary Awards were announced this morning at La Grande Bibliothèque in Montreal. Each winner will receive $25,000 and the publishers of each winning book will receive $3,000 for book promotion.

The 2010 Governor General's Literary Award Winners:

(From the Canada Council for the Arts website)

English-Language Fiction
Dianne Warren, Regina, Cool Water (Phyllis Bruce Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; distributed by HarperCollins Canada)

French-Language Fiction
Kim Thúy, Longueuil (Quebec), Ru (Éditions Libre Expression, Groupe Librex; distributed by Messageries ADP)

English-Language Poetry
Richard Greene, Cobourg (Ontario), Boxing the Compass (Signal Editions, an imprint of Véhicule Press; distributed by LitDistCo)

French-Language Poetry
Danielle Fournier, Montreal, effleurés de lumière (L’Hexagone, Groupe Ville-Marie Littérature; distributed by Messageries ADP)

English-Language Drama

  • Robert Chafe, St. John’s (Newfoundland and Labrador), Afterimage (Playwrights Canada Press; distributed by the publisher)

    French-Language Drama
    David Paquet, Montreal, Porc-épic (Dramaturges Éditeurs; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia)

    English-Language Non-Fiction
    Allan Casey, Saskatoon, Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada (Greystone Books, an imprint of D&M Publishers / David Suzuki Foundation; distributed by HarperCollins Canada)

    French-Language Non-Fiction
    Michel Lavoie, Saint-Raphaël (Quebec), C’est ma seigneurie que je réclame : la lutte des Hurons de Lorette pour la seigneurie de Sillery, 1650-1900 (Les Éditions du Boréal; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia)

    English-Language Children’s Literature - Text
    Wendy Phillips, Richmond (British Columbia), Fishtailing (Coteau Books; distributed by Publishers Group of Canada)

    French-Language Children’s Literature - Text
    Élise Turcotte, Montreal, Rose : derrière le rideau de la folie (Les éditions de la courte échelle; distributed by Diffusion du livre Mirabel

    English-Language Children’s Literature - Illustration
    Jon Klassen, Los Angeles [originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario], Cats’ Night Out, text by Caroline Stutson (Simon & Schuster / A Paula Wiseman Book; distributed by Simon & Schuster Canada)

    French-Language Children’s Literature - Illustration
    Daniel Sylvestre, Montreal, Rose : derrière le rideau de la folie, text by Élise Turcotte (Les éditions de la courte échelle; distributed by Diffusion du livre Mirabel)

    For the jury’s comments and additional information about the Governor General’s Awards, go to the Canada Council for the Arts website.

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