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Ottawa, October 7, 2014 –
The Canada Council for the Arts today announced the 2014 shortlist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards. See the full list below.

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“This year’s list of finalists contains powerful novels and poems, imaginative children’s books, skillful translations, entrancing dramas and enlightening non-fiction,” said Canada Council Director and CEO, Simon Brault. “They are all meaningful books in which we can, as readers and Canadians, lose ourselves and find ourselves.”

Important dates

November 18, 10 am: Stay tuned to http://ggbooks.ca/ for the digital announcement of the GG winners.

November 26, 11:30 – 1:30 pm: Meet the English-language GG winners at public events at the Canada Council’s offices, 150 Elgin in Ottawa (Event with French-language winners on Thursday, November 27).

Download images of the shortlisted books.

English-language finalists

Fiction

Michael Crummey, (St. John's)Sweetland (Doubleday Canada)

Bill Gaston, (Victoria) – Juliet Was a Surprise (Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Canada)

Claire Holden Rothman, (Westmount, Que.) – My October (Penguin Canada)

Thomas King, (Guelph, Ont.) – The Back of the Turtle (HarperCollins Publishers)

Joan Thomas, (Winnipeg) – The Opening Sky (McClelland & Stewart)

Poetry

Sadiqa de Meijer, (Kingston) – Leaving Howe Island (Oolichan Books)

Julie Joosten, (Toronto) – Light Light (BookThug)

Christopher Levenson, (Vancouver) – Night Vision (Quattro Books)

Garth Martens, (Victoria) – Prologue for the Age of Consequence (House of Anansi Press)

Arleen Paré, (Victoria) – Lake of Two Mountains (Brick Books)

Drama

Rick Chafe, (Winnipeg) – The Secret Mask (Playwrights Canada Press)

Sean Dixon, (Toronto) – A God in Need of Help (Coach House Books)

Janet Munsil, (Victoria) – That Elusive Spark (Playwrights Canada Press)

Jordan Tannahill, (Toronto) – Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays (Playwrights Canada Press)

Non-fiction

Michael Harris, (Toronto) – The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection (HarperCollins Publishers)

Arno Kopecky, (Squamish, B.C.) – The Oil Man and the Sea: Navigating the Northern Gateway (Douglas & McIntyre)

Edmund Metatawabin with Alexandra Shimo, (Fort Albany, Ont. /Toronto) – Up Ghost River: A Chief's Journey through the Turbulent Waters of Native History (Alfred A. Knopf Canada, a division of Random House of Canada)

Maria Mutch, (North Kingstown, Rhode Island) – Know the Night: A Memoir of Survival in the Small Hours (Alfred A. Knopf Canada, a division of Random House of Canada)

Children’s Literature (Text)

Jonathan Auxier, (Pittsburgh, Pa.) – The Night Gardener (Penguin Canada)

Lesley Choyce, (East Laurencetown, N.S.) – Jeremy Stone (Red Deer Press)

Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-TinsleySkraelings (Inhabit Media Inc.)

Raziel Reid, (Vancouver) – When Everything Feels like the Movies (Arsenal Pulp Press)

Mariko Tamaki, (Oakland, Calif.) – This One Summer (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press)

Children’s Literature (Illustration)

Marie-Louise Gay, (Montreal) – Any Questions?, text by Marie-Louise Gay (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press)

Qin Leng, (Toronto) – Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin, text by Chieri Uegaki (Kids Can Press)

Renata Liwska, (Calgary) – Once Upon a Memory, text by Nina Laden (Little, Brown and Company)

Julie Morstad, (Vancouver) – Julia, Child, text by Kyo Maclear (Tundra Books)

Jillian Tamaki, (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – This One Summer, text by Mariko Tamaki (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press)

Translation (French to English)

Peter Feldstein, (Montreal) – Paul-Émile Borduas: A Critical Biography (McGill-Queen's University Press)

English translation of Paul-Émile Borduas (1905-1960) : biographie critique et analyse de l’œuvre, by François-Marc Gagnon (Éditions Fides)

Sheila Fischman, (Montreal) – Wonder (McClelland & Stewart)

English translation of Les larmes de saint Laurent, by Dominique Fortier (Éditions Alto)

Linda Gaboriau, (Montreal) – Christina, The Girl King (Talonbooks)

English translation of Christine, la reine-garçon, by Michel Marc Bouchard (Leméac Éditeur)

Maureen Labonté, (Montreal) – And Slowly Beauty (Talonbooks)

English translation of Lentement la beauté, by Michel Nadeau with Marie-Josée Bastien, Lorraine Côté, Hugues Frenette, Pierre-François Legendre, Véronika Makdissi-Warren, and Jack Robitaille (Les éditions de L'instant même)

Rhonda Mullins, (Montreal) – Guyana (Coach House Books)

 English translation of Guyana by Élise Turcotte (Leméac Éditeur)

French-language finalists

Fiction

Michael Delisle, (Montreal) – Le feu de mon père (Les Éditions du Boréal)

Alain Farah, (Montreal) – Pourquoi Bologne (Le Quartanier)

Robert Lalonde, (Montreal) – C'est le cœur qui meurt en dernier (Les Éditions du Boréal)

Andrée A. Michaud, (St-Sébastien-de-Frontenac, Que.) – Bondrée (Éditions Québec Amérique)

Larry Tremblay, (Montreal) – L'orangeraie (Éditions Alto)

Poetry

José Acquelin, (Montreal) – Anarchie de la lumière (les éditions du passage)

Joséphine Bacon, (Montreal) – Un thé dans la toundra / Nipishapui nete mushuat (Mémoire d'encrier)

Paul Chanel Malenfant, (Rimouski, Que.) – Toujours jamais (Éditions de l'Hexagone)

Georgette LeBlanc, (Pointe-de-l'Église, N.S.) – Prudent (Les Éditions Perce-Neige)

Julie Stanton, (Quebec) – Mémorial pour Geneviève et autres tombeaux (Les Heures bleues)

Drama

François Archambault, (Montreal) – Tu te souviendras de moi (Leméac Éditeur)

Simon Boudreault, (Montreal) – As is (tel quel) (Dramaturges Éditeurs)

Carole Fréchette, (Montreal) – Small Talk (Leméac Éditeur / Actes Sud)

Olivier Kemeid, (Montreal) – Moi, dans les ruines rouges du siècle (Leméac Éditeur)

Étienne Lepage, (Montreal) – Histoires pour faire des cauchemars (Dramaturges Éditeurs)

Non-fiction

Catherine Ferland and Dave Corriveau, (Quebec) – La Corriveau : de l'histoire à la légende (Les éditions du Septentrion)

Bertrand Gervais, (Montreal) – Un défaut de fabrication (Les Éditions du Boréal)

Nicolas Lévesque and Catherine Mavrikakis, (L'Assomption, Que. / Montreal) – Ce que dit l'écorce (Éditions Nota bene)

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, (Montreal) – Tenir tête (Lux Éditeur)

Jean-Jacques Pelletier, (Lévis, Que.) – Questions d'écriture : réponses à des lecteurs (Éditions Hurtubise)

Children’s Literature (Text)

Linda Amyot, (St-Charles-Borromée, Que.) – Le jardin d'Amsterdam (Leméac Éditeur)

India Desjardins, (Montreal) – Le Noël de Marguerite (Les Éditions de la Pastèque)

Patrick Isabelle, (Montreal) – Eux (Leméac Éditeur)

Jean-François Sénéchal, (Saint-Lambert, Que.) – Feu (Leméac Éditeur)

Mélanie Tellier, (Montreal) – Fiona (Marchand de feuilles)

Children’s Literature (Illustration)

Pascal Blanchet, (Trois-Rivières, Que.) – Le Noël de Marguerite, text by India Desjardins (Les Éditions de la Pastèque)

Marianne Dubuc, (Montreal) – Le lion et l'oiseau, text by Marianne Dubuc (Les Éditions de la Pastèque)

Manon Gauthier, (Montreal) –  Grand-mère, elle et moi…, text by Yves Nadon (Éditions Les 400 coups)

Isabelle Malenfant, (Montreal) – Pablo trouve un trésor, text by Andrée Poulin (Éditions Les 400 coups)

Pierre Pratt, (Montreal) – Gustave, text by Rémy Simard (Les Éditions de la Pastèque)

Translation (English to French)

Éric Fontaine, (Montreal) – Les Blondes (Éditions Alto)

French translation of The Blondes, by Emily Schultz (Doubleday Canada)

Hervé Juste, (Montreal) – Poisson d'avril (Les Éditions du Boréal)

French translation of April Fool's Day, by Josip Novakovich (HarperCollins Publishers)

Daniel Poliquin, (Ottawa) – L'Indien malcommode : un portrait inattendu des Autochtones d'Amérique du Nord (Les Éditions du Boréal)

French translation of The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, by Thomas King (Doubleday Canada)

Lori Saint-Martin and Paul Gagné, (Montreal) – La femme Hokusai (Éditions Québec Amérique)

French translation of The Ghost Brush, by Katherine Govier (HarperCollins Publishers)

Lori Saint-Martin and Paul Gagné, (Montreal) – Une brève histoire des Indiens au Canada (Les Éditions du Boréal)

French translation of A Short History of Indians in Canada, by Thomas King (HarperCollins Publishers)

Discover more about Canada’s best books

Go online to discover the year’s best books and their authors, illustrators and translators, on the new interactive GG website. Follow the conversation on Twitter through @CanadaCouncil and by using the hashtag #GGbooks. Like the GGs on Facebook for all the latest updates.

Governor General’s Literary Awards

The Canada Council for the Arts funds, administers and promotes the Governor General’s Literary Awards, Canada's oldest and most prestigious literary awards program with a total value of $450,000.  Each winner will receive $25,000. The publisher of each winning book will receive $3,000 to support promotional activities. Non-winning finalists each receive $1,000.

Awards presentation at Rideau Hall

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the 2014 GG Literary Awards on Wednesday, November 26 at 6 pm at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa. Media representatives wishing to cover the awards presentation should contact Julie Rocheleau at the Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-998-7280 or julie.rocheleau@gg.ca.

The 2014 peer assessment committees

The finalists for the Governor General’s Literary Awards are chosen by peer assessment committees, who consider all eligible books published between September 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014 for English-language books and between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 for French-language books. This year, 966 titles in the English-language categories and 637 in the French-language categories were submitted.

English-language committees

Fiction: Peter Behrens, Elaine McCluskey, Uma Parameswaran

Poetry: Sean Howard, Sid Marty, Carolyn Marie Souaid

Drama: Aaron Bushkowsky, Catherine Hernandez, Wendy Lill

Non-fiction: Christopher Dewdney, Hadani Ditmars, Robert Finley

Children’s Literature (Text): Hiromi Goto, Jessica Scott Kerrin, Kevin Sylvester

Children’s Literature (Illustration): Christina Leist, Ron Lightburn, Ange Zhang

Translation (French to English): Wayne Grady, Susan Ouriou, George Tombs

French-language committees

Fiction: Gracia Couturier, Stéfani Meunier, Stanley Péan

Poetry: Salah Beddiari, Tania Langlais, Dyane Léger

Drama: Claude Guilmain, Pier-Luc Lasalle, Pascale Rafie

Non-fiction: Jacques Beaudry, Nadine Mackenzie, Christiane Ndiaye

Children’s Literature (Text) : Mario Brassard, Françoise Enguehard, Lucia Flores

Children’s Literature (Illustration): Steve Beshwaty, Sylvie Daigneault, Joanne Ouellet

Translation (English to French): Louis Jolicoeur, Christine Klein-Lataud, Maryse Warda

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Canada Council media contacts:

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E-mail: heather.mcafee@canadacouncil.ca

           

To book interviews with authors, illustrators and translators:

English-language:

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French-language:

Christine Langlois
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Bill Gaston

Juliet Was a Surprise

Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Canada; distributed by the publisher
Juliet Was a Surprise

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-0-14-319241-1

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Claire Holden Rothman

My October

Penguin, an imprint of Penguin Canada; distributed by the publisher
My October

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-0-14-318867-4

Buy

Michael Crummey

Sweetland

Doubleday Canada; distributed by the publisher
Sweetland

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-0-385-66316-8

Buy

Thomas King

The Back of the Turtle

HarperCollins Publishers; distributed by the publisher
The Back of the Turtle

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-44343-162-0

Buy

Joan Thomas

The Opening Sky

McClelland & Stewart; distributed by the publisher
The Opening Sky

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-0-7710-8392-1

Buy

Arleen Paré

Lake of Two Mountains

Brick Books; distributed by LitDistCo

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-926829-87-6

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Sadiqa de Meijer

Leaving Howe Island

Oolichan Books; distributed by University of Toronto Press

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-0-88982-295-5

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Julie Joosten

Light Light

BookThug; distributed by LitDistCo

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-927040-83-6

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Christopher Levenson

Night Vision

Quattro Books; distributed by LitDistCo

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-927443-58-3

Buy

Garth Martens

Prologue for the Age of Consequence

House of Anansi Press; distributed by HarperCollins Canada

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-77089-319-1

Buy

Jordan Tannahill

Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays

Playwrights Canada Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press
Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-77091-194-9

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Sean Dixon

A God in Need of Help

Coach House Books; distributed by Raincoast Books
A God in Need of Help

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-55245-291-2

Buy

Janet Munsil

That Elusive Spark

Playwrights Canada Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press
That Elusive Spark

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-77091-204-5

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Rick Chafe

The Secret Mask

Playwrights Canada Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press
The Secret Mask

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-77091-190-1

Buy

Maria Mutch

Know the Night: A Memoir of Survival in the Small Hours

Alfred A. Knopf Canada, a division of Random House of Canada; distributed by the publisher
Know the Night: A Memoir of Survival in the Small Hours

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-0-307-36337-4

Buy

Michael Harris

The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection

HarperCollins Publishers; distributed by the publisher
The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-44342-627-5

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Arno Kopecky

The Oil Man and the Sea: Navigating the Northern Gateway

Douglas & McIntyre; distributed by HarperCollins Canada
The Oil Man and the Sea: Navigating the Northern Gateway

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-77100-107-6

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Edmund Metatawabin with Alexandra Shimo

Up Ghost River: A Chief's Journey through the Turbulent Waters of Native History

Alfred A. Knopf Canada, a division of Random House of Canada; distributed by the publisher
Up Ghost River: A Chief's Journey through the Turbulent Waters of Native History

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-0-307-39987-8

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Lesley Choyce

Jeremy Stone

Red Deer Press; distributed by Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Jeremy Stone

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-0-88995-504-2

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Rachel et Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley

Skraelings

Inhabit Media Inc.; distributed by Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Skraelings

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-927095-54-6

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Jonathan Auxier

The Night Gardener

Puffin, an imprint of Penguin Canada; distributed by the publisher
The Night Gardener

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-0-670-06772-5

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Mariko Tamaki

This One Summer

Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press; distributed by HarperCollins Canada
This One Summer

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-55498-152-6

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Raziel Reid

When Everything Feels like the Movies

Arsenal Pulp Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press
When Everything Feels like the Movies

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-55152-574-7

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Marie-Louise Gay

Any Questions?

Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press; distributed by HarperCollins Canada; written by Marie-Louise Gay
Any Questions?

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-55498-382-7

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Qin Leng

Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin

Kids Can Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press; written by Chieri Uegaki
Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-894786-33-1

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Julie Morstad

Julia, Child

Tundra Books, a division of Random House of Canada; distributed by the publisher; written by Kyo Maclear
Julia, Child

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-1-77049-449-7

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Renata Liwska

Once Upon a Memory

Little, Brown and Company; distributed by Hachette Canada; written by Nina Laden
Once Upon a Memory

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-0-316-20816-1

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Jillian Tamaki

This One Summer

Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press; distributed by HarperCollins Canada; written by Mariko Tamaki
This One Summer

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ISBN 978-1-55498-152-6

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Maureen Labonté

And Slowly Beauty

Talonbooks; distributed by Publishers Group Canada; translation of Lentement la beauté by Michel Nadeau with Marie-Josée Bastien, Lorraine Côté, Hugues Frenette, Pierre-François Legendre, Véronika Makdissi-Warren, and Jack Robitaille, Les éditions de L'instant même
And Slowly Beauty

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ISBN 978-0-88922-786-6

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Linda Gaboriau

Christina, The Girl King

Talonbooks; distributed by Publishers Group Canada; translation of Christine, la reine-garçon by Michel Marc Bouchard, Leméac Éditeur
Christina, The Girl King

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-0-88922-898-6

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Rhonda Mullins

Guyana

Coach House Books; distributed by Raincoast Books; translation of Guyana by Élise Turcotte, Leméac Éditeur
Guyana

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ISBN 978-1-55245-292-9

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Peter Feldstein

Paul-Émile Borduas: A Critical Biography

McGill-Queen's University Press; distributed by Georgetown Terminal Warehouse; translation of Paul-Émile Borduas (1905-1960) : biographie critique et analyse de l'œuvre by François-Marc Gagnon, Éditions Fides
Paul-Émile Borduas: A Critical Biography

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ISBN 978-0-7735-4189-4

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Sheila Fischman

Wonder

McClelland & Stewart; distributed by the publisher; translation of Les larmes de saint Laurent by Dominique Fortier, Éditions Alto
Wonder

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ISBN 978-0-7710-4769-5

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Andrée A. Michaud

Bondrée

Éditions Québec Amérique; distributed by Prologue

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-7644-2505-3

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Robert Lalonde

C'est le cœur qui meurt en dernier

Les Éditions du Boréal; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-7646-2288-9

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Michael Delisle

Le feu de mon père

Les Éditions du Boréal; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-7646-2294-0

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Larry Tremblay

L'orangeraie

Éditions Alto; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-89694-169-8

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Alain Farah

Pourquoi Bologne

Le Quartanier; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-89698-107-6

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José Acquelin

Anarchie de la lumière

Les éditions du passage; distributed by Gallimard-Socadis

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-922892-97-0

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Julie Stanton

Mémorial pour Geneviève et autres tombeaux

Les Heures bleues; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-924277-03-4

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Georgette LeBlanc

Prudent

Les Éditions Perce-Neige; distributed by Prologue

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-89691-125-7

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Paul Chanel Malenfant

Toujours jamais

Éditions de l'Hexagone, Groupe Ville-Marie Littérature; distributed by Les Messageries ADP

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-89648-048-7

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Joséphine Bacon

Un thé dans la toundra / Nipishapui nete mushuat

Mémoire d'encrier; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-89712-095-5

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Simon Boudreault

As is (tel quel)

Dramaturges Éditeurs; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-89637-072-6

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Étienne Lepage

Histoires pour faire des cauchemars

Dramaturges Éditeurs; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-89637-070-2

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Olivier Kemeid

Moi, dans les ruines rouges du siècle

Leméac Éditeur; distributed by Socadis

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-7609-0435-4

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Carole Fréchette

Small Talk

Leméac Éditeur / Actes Sud; distributed by Socadis

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-7609-1270-0

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François Archambault

Tu te souviendras de moi

Leméac Éditeur; distributed by Socadis

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-7609-0439-2

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Nicolas Lévesque et Catherine Mavrikakis

Ce que dit l'écorce

Éditions Nota bene; distributed by Socadis

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-89518-480-5

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Catherine Ferland et Dave Corriveau

La Corriveau : de l'histoire à la légende

Les éditions du Septentrion; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-89448-768-6

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Jean-Jacques Pelletier

Questions d'écriture : réponses à des lecteurs

Éditions Hurtubise; distributed by Distribution HMH

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-89723-366-2

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Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois

Tenir tête

Lux Éditeur; distributed by Flammarion

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-89596-175-8

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Bertrand Gervais

Un défaut de fabrication

Les Éditions du Boréal; distributed by Diffusion dimedia

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-7646-2316-9

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Patrick Isabelle

Eux

Leméac Éditeur; distributed by Socadis

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-7609-4219-6

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Jean-François Sénéchal

Feu

Leméac Éditeur; distributed by Socadis

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-7609-4218-9

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Mélanie Tellier

Fiona

Marchand de feuilles; distributed by Socadis; illustrated by Lauchie Reid

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-923896-30-4

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Linda Amyot

Le jardin d'Amsterdam

Leméac Éditeur; distributed by Socadis

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-7609-4216-5

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India Desjardins

Le Noël de Marguerite

Les Éditions de la Pastèque; distributed by Socadis; illustrated by Pascal Blanchet

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-923841-44-1

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Manon Gauthier

Grand-mère, elle et moi...

Éditions Les 400 coups; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia; written by Yves Nadon

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-89540-648-8

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Pierre Pratt

Gustave

Les Éditions de la Pastèque; distributed by Socadis; written by Rémy Simard

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-923841-27-4

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Marianne Dubuc

Le lion et l'oiseau

Les Éditions de la Pastèque; distributed by Socadis; written by Marianne Dubuc

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-923841-45-8

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Pascal Blanchet

Le Noël de Marguerite

Les Éditions de la Pastèque; distributed by Socadis; written by India Desjardins

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-923841-44-1

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Isabelle Malenfant

Pablo trouve un trésor

Éditions Les 400 coups; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia; written by Andrée Poulin

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-89540-640-2

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Lori Saint-Martin et Paul Gagné

La femme Hokusai

Éditions Québec Amérique; distributed by Prologue; translation of The Ghost Brush by Katherine Govier, HarperCollins Publishers

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-7644-2511-4

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Éric Fontaine

Les Blondes

Éditions Alto; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia; translation of The Blondes by Emily Schultz, Doubleday Canada

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-89694-125-4

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Daniel Poliquin

L'Indien malcommode : un portrait inattendu des Autochtones d'Amérique du Nord

Les Éditions du Boréal; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia; translation of The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King, Doubleday Canada

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-7646-2259-9

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Hervé Juste

Poisson d'avril

Les Éditions du Boréal; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia; translation of April Fool's Day by Josip Novakovich, HarperCollins Publishers

Available in bookstore and public libraries.

ISBN 978-2-7646-2302-2

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Lori Saint-Martin et Paul Gagné

Une brève histoire des Indiens au Canada

Les Éditions du Boréal; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia; translation of A Short History of Indians in Canada by Thomas King, HarperCollins Publishers

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November 27, 2014

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Past Winners

2013

Cover: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Eleanor Catton

The Luminaries
Cover: North End Love Songs by Katherena Vermette

Katherena Vermette

North End Love Songs
Cover: Fault Lines: Three Plays by Nicolas Billon

Nicolas Billon

Fault Lines: Three Plays
Cover: Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page by Sandra Djwa

Sandra Djwa

Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page
Cover: The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten

Teresa Toten

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
Cover: Northwest Passage, illustrated by Matt James

Matt James

Northwest Passage
Cover: The Major Verbs by Donald Winkler

Donald Winkler

The Major Verbs

2012

Cover: The Purchase by Linda Spalding

Linda Spalding

The Purchase
Cover: Monkey Ranch by Julie Bruck

Julie Bruck

Monkey Ranch
Cover: It is Solved by Walking by Catherine Banks

Catherine Banks

It is Solved by Walking

Ross King

Leonardo and the Last Supper
Cover: The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsen

Susin Nielsen

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Cover: Virginia Wolf, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault

Isabelle Arsenault

Virginia Wolf
Cover: Mai at the Predators’ Ball by Nigel Spencer

Nigel Spencer 

Mai at the Predators’ Ball

2011

Cover of From Then to Now: A Short History of the World by Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore

From Then to Now: A Short History of the World
Cover of If We Were Birds by Erin Shields

Erin Shields

If We Were Birds
Cover: Killdeer by Phil Hall

Phil Hall

Killdeer
Cover of Mordecai: The Life & Times by Charles Foran

Charles Foran

Mordecai: The Life & Times
Cover: Partita for Glenn Gould by Donald Winkler

Donald Winkler

Partita for Glenn Gould
Cover of Ten Birds, text by Cybèle Young, illustrated by Cybèle Young

Cybèle Young

Ten Birds
Cover of The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

Patrick deWitt

The Sisters Brothers

2010

Cover of Afterimage by Robert Chafe

Robert Chafe

Afterimage
Cover of Boxing the Compass by Richard Greene

Richard Greene

Boxing the Compass
Cover: Cats’ Night Out by Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen

Cats' Night Out
Cover of Cool Water by Dianne Warren

Dianne Warren

Cool Water
Cover of Fishtailing by Wendy Phillips

Wendy Phillips

Fishtailing
Cover of Forests by Linda Gaboriau

Linda Gaboriau

Forests
Cover of Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada by Allen Casey

Allan Casey

Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada

2009

 Cover of A Place Within: Rediscovering India by M.G. Vassanji

M.G. Vassanji

A Place Within: Rediscovering India
Cover: Bella’s Tree by Jirina Marton

Jirina Marton

Bella's Tree
Cover of Greener Grass: The Famine Years by Caroline Pignat

Caroline Pignat

Greener Grass: The Famine Years
Cover of Pieces of Me by Susan Ouriou

Susan Ouriou

Pieces of Me
Cover of The Fly in Autumn by David Zieroth

David Zieroth

The Fly in Autumn
Cover of The Mistriss of Nothing by Kate Pullinger

Kate Pullinger

The Mistress of Nothing
Cover of Where the Blood Mixes by Kevin Loring

Kevin Loring

Where the Blood Mixes

2008

Cover of Bone Cage by Catherine Banks

Catherine Banks

Bone Cage
Cover of Fifteen Days: Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and Death from Inside the New Canadian Army by Christie Blatchford

Christie Blatchford

Fifteen Days: Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and Death from Inside the New Canadian Army
Cover of More to Keep Us Warm by Jacob Scheier

Jacob Scheier

More to Keep Us Warm
Cover of Nikolski by Lazer Lederhendler

Lazer Lederhendler

Nikolski
Cover of The Landing by John Ibbitson

John Ibbitson

The Landing
Cover of The Origin of Species by Nino Ricci

Nino Ricci

The Origin of Species
Cover of The Owl and the Pussycat by Stéphane Jorisch

Stéphane Jorisch

The Owl and the Pussycat

2007

Cover of All Our Wonder Unavenged by Don Domanski

Don Domanski

All Our Wonder Unavenged
Cover of Augustino and the Choir of Destruction by Nigel Spencer

Nigel Spencer 

Augustino and the Choir of Destruction
Cover of Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje

Michael Ondaatje

Divisadero
Cover of Gemini Summer by Iain Lawrence

Iain Lawrence 

Gemini Summer
Cover of I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad by Karolyn Smardz Frost

Karolyn Smardz Frost

I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad
Cover of The Boy from the Sun by Duncan Weller

Duncan Weller

The Boy from the Sun
Cover of The December Man (L’homme de décembre) by Colleen Murphy

Colleen Murphy

The December Man (L’homme de décembre)

2006

Cover: Ancient Thunder by Leo Yerxa

Leo Yerxa

Ancient Thunder
Cover of I Still Love You by Daniel MacIvor

Daniel MacIvor

I Still Love You
Cover of Pirates Passage by William Gilkerson

William Gilkerson

Pirate’s Passage
Cover of Stumbling in the Bloom by John Pass

John Pass

Stumbling in the Bloom
Cover of The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism by Ross King

Ross King

The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism
Cover of The Law of Dreams by Peter Behrens

Peter Behrens

The Law of Dreams
Cover of Vetiver by Hugh Hazelton

Hugh Hazelton

Vetiver

2005

Cover of A Perfect Night to Go to China by David Gilmour

David Gilmour

A Perfect Night to Go to China
Cover of Half Life by John Mighton

John Mighton

Half Life
Cover: Imagine a Day by Rob Gonsalves

Rob Gonsalves

Imagine a Day
Cover of Processional by Anne Compton

Anne Compton

Processional
Cover: The Crazy Man by Pamela Porter

Pamela Porter

The Crazy Man
Cover: The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed by John Vaillant

John Vaillant

The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed
Cover: Truth or Death: The Quest for Immortality in the Western Narrative Tradition by Fred A. Reed

Fred A. Reed

Truth or Death: The Quest for Immortality in the Western Narrative Tradition

2004

Cover: A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

Miriam Toews

A Complicated Kindness
Cover: Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

Kenneth Oppel

Airborn
Cover: Girl in the Goldfish Bowl by Morris Panych

Morris Panych

Girl in the Goldfish Bowl
Cover: Jabberwocky by Stéphane Jorisch

Stéphane Jorisch

Jabberwocky
Cover: Mirabel by Judith Cowan

Judith Cowan

Mirabel
Cover: Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda by Roméo Dallaire

Roméo Dallaire

Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda
Cover: Short Journey Upriver Toward Ōishida by Roo Borson

Roo Borson

Short Journey Upriver Toward Ōishida

About the GGs

Each year, the Governor General’s Literary Awards (the GGs) honour the best in Canadian literature. As Canada’s national literary awards, the GGs represent the rich diversity of Canadian literature and its authors, translators and illustrators.

Publishers: How to Enter

Find out how to submit books to be considered for a GG award. Read the submissions guidelines.

List of titles submitted to the peer assessment committees.

 

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The 2014 GG shortlist is here

October 7, 2014

Contacts

Mireille Allaire

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mireille.allaire@canadacouncil.ca

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