Each year, the Governor General’s Literary Awards honour the best in Canadian literature. As Canada’s national literary awards, the GGLAs represent the rich diversity of Canadian literature and its authors, translators and illustrators. To see the full list of categories and nominees, visit their site at www.ggbooks.ca

2018 GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARDS WINNERS

The Red Word: A Novel
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|March 6, 2018

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Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age
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|September 15, 2018

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Growing up in the tiny village of Smith, Alberta, Darrel J. McLeod was surrounded by his Cree family’s history. In shifting and unpredictable stories, his mother, Bertha, shared narratives of their culture, their family and the cruelty that she and her sisters…
They Say Blue
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|March 1, 2018

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Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award, Young People's Literature - Illustrated Books Caldecott and Printz Honor-winning illustrator Jillian Tamaki brings us a poetic exploration of colour and nature from a young child's point of view. They Say Blue…
Sweep: The Story Of A Girl And Her Monster
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|September 25, 2018

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A brand-new novel by one of today's most powerful storytellers, Sweep is a heart-rending adventure about the everlasting gifts of friendship and hope. For nearly a century, Victorian London relied on "climbing boys"--orphans owned by chimney sweeps--to…
Wayside Sang
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|October 16, 2017

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Wayside Sang concerns entwined migrations of Black-other diaspora coming to terms with fossil-fuel psyches in times of trauma and movement. This is a poetic account of economy travel on North American roadways, across Peace and Ambassador bridges and through the…
Botticelli In The Fire & Sunday In Sodom

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Winner of the Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best New Canadian Play of 2016 Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom presents wildly apocryphal retellings of two events—one historic, one mythic—that reconsider the official record through decidedly queer…
Descent into Night
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|November 10, 2017

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WINNER - Governor General's Literary Award for Translation Translated from French by Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott.From Goncourt Prize finalist a beautiful and brilliant new novel. With a nod to Samuel Beckett and Bohumil Hrabal, a young dramatist from a West…