The Canada Council for the Arts Reveals the Governor General’s Literary Awards Winners

 

 

 

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, June 1, 2021— It is with great pleasure that the Canada Council for the Arts revealed the 2020 winners of the prestigious Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGBooks), albeit a little later than usual.

Through a rigorous process, peer assessment committees selected the best 14 books published in Canada among the 70 finalists. There are winners across seven categories, both in English and in French.

“Every year, our creators push the boundaries of literature, presenting their vision of the world, surprising us and making us think. I salute the talent and audacity of the GGBooks winners, who are proving once again that literature is an essential part of our culture and life.”

Simon Brault, Director and CEO, Canada Council for the Arts

2020 English-language winners (seven categories):
Fiction

Five Little Indians – Michelle Good (Kamloops, British Columbia) – Harper Perennial / HarperCollins Canada


Poetry

Norma Jeane Baker of Troy – Anne Carson (Ann Arbor, Michigan) – New Directions Publishing


Drama

Kamloopa: An Indigenous Matriarch Story – Kim Senklip Harvey (Vancouver, British Columbia) – Talonbooks


Non-fiction

This Red Line Goes Straight to Your Heart: A Memoir in Halves – Madhur Anand (Guelph, Ontario) – Strange Light / Penguin Random House Canada


Young People’s Literature – Text

The King of Jam Sandwiches – Eric Walters (Guelph, Ontario) – Orca Book Publishers


Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books

The Barnabus Project – The Fan Brothers (Toronto, Ontario) – Tundra Books / Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers


Translation (from French to English)

If You Hear Me – Translated by Lazer Lederhendler (Montréal, Quebec) – Biblioasis; translation of Si tu m’entends by Pascale Quiviger


About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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3 Responses to The Canada Council for the Arts Reveals the Governor General’s Literary Awards Winners

  1. Pink Roses says:

    Hello. The only Canadian writers I’m really aware of are Margaret Atwood and Patrick de Witt, and I LOVE both of them!

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