The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the winners of this year’s Governor General’s Literary Awards.
The English-language recipients, each taking home a $25,000 award, are as follows:
Fiction (Judged by Tammy Armstrong, Robert Hilles, and Souvankham Thammavongsa)
· Guy Vanderhaeghe, Daddy Lenin and Other Stories (McClelland & Stewart)
Poetry (Judged by Tammy Armstrong, Robert Hilles, and Souvankham Thammavongsa)
· Robyn Sarah, My Shoes Are Killing Me (Biblioasis)
Drama (Judged by Leanna Brodie, Michael A. Miller, Bernardine Stapleton)
· David Yee, carried away on the crest of a wave (Playwrights Canada Press)
Non-fiction (Judged by Stephen R. Bown, Joseph Khoury, Alison Wearing)
· Mark L. Winston, Bee Times: Lessons from the Hive (Harvard University Press)
Children’s literature: text (Judged by Jan L. Coates, Rachna Gilmore, David A. Poulsen)
· Caroline Pignat, The Gospel Truth (Red Deer Press)
Children’s literature: illustrated books (Judged by Dawn Baker, Judd Palmer, Farida Zaman)
Translation: French to English (Judged by Jo-Anne Elder, Bobby Theodore, Anne-Marie Wheeler)
· Rhonda Mullins, Twenty-One Cardinals (Coach House Books), translated from Les héritiers de la mine by Jocelyne Saucier (Les Éditions XYZ)
The publisher of each winning work will receive a $3,000 award.
English-language winners will present their respective titles during a public reading and book signing at the Canada Council in Ottawa on Dec. 1, and French-language winners, on Dec. 3.