Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Here are your GG winners

I gave a truncated version of the shortlists (for space) but here is the full list of winners for this year's Governor General's Literary Awards - English and French winners in each category. For 11 of the 14 winners this is their first literary award, which says great things about the Can Lit scene at the moment.

Cool Water by Dianne Warren
Ru by Kim Thuy
Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada by Allan Casey
C'est ma seigneurie que je réclame: la lutte des Hurons de Lorette pour la seigneurie de Sillery, 1650-1900 by Michel Lavoie
Boxing the Compass by Richard Greene
Effleurés de lumière by Danielle Fournier
Afterimage by Robert Chafe
Porc-épic by Daniel Paquet
Children's literature, text:
Fishtailing by Wendy Phillips
Rose: derrière le rideau de la folie by Élise Turcotte
Children's literature, illustration:
Cats' Night Out illustrated by John Klassen
Rose: derrière le rideau de la folie illustrated by Daniel Sylvestre
Translation - French to English:
Forests (Forêts by Wajdi Mouawad) translated by Linda Gaboriau
Translation - English to French:
Le cafard (Cockroach by Rawi Hage) translated by Sophie Voillot
All 14 winners receive a $25,000 award and a specially created, leather-bound copy of their winning title. Additionally the publisher of each winning title receives $3,000 to help in promotion of the book, and each non-winning finalist also receives $1,000.

All in all, that's a pretty good day for Canadian literature.

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