Early this morning, the Canada Council for the Arts announced the lucky winners of this year’s Governor General’s Literary Awards. The winner in each category will receive $25,000, while all other finalists will receive $1,000. To see the full shortlist, check out this article from CBC Books.
2014 English-language winners
Fiction: Thomas King, The Back of the Turtle (HarperCollins Publishers)
Non-fiction: Michael Harris, The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection (HarperCollins Publishers)
Poetry: Arleen Paré, Lake of Two Mountains (Brick Books)
Drama: Jordan Tannahill, Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays (Playwrights Canada Press)
Children’s Literature (Text): Raziel Reid, When Everything Feels like the Movies (Arsenal Pulp Press)
Children’s Literature (Illustration): Jillian Tamaki, This One Summer, text by Mariko Tamaki (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press)
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Meet the winners in Ottawa!
Wednesday November 26 (English language event) and Thusday November 27 (French-language event)
11:30 to 1:30 pm
Canada Council for the Arts
150 Elgin, Ottawa