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The GGs and the Art of Bookbinding

Two great traditions bound together

Winners of the Governor General’s Literary Awards receive a cash award, national recognition… and a specially-bound copy of their winning book. These beautiful bookbindings – imaginative reinventions of the original book covers – are presented to the GG winners at the awards ceremony at Rideau Hall.

Lise Dubois

The tradition of awarding bound copies of the book dates to 1973. Since 2005, the bookbindings have been created by Lise Dubois, a master bookbinder who has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout Canada and abroad. Several of her works are featured in the heritage collections of the Library and Archives Canada and the Bibliothèque nationale du Québec.

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