Winners of the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Awards announced!


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

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