CanLit Quiz: The GG Edition

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UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our grand prize winners, Heidi Clark and Vicki Miller, and our runners-up, Jacqueline Fischer, Barbara DeFrance and Mary Hutchinson. Their prizes are outlined below!

You can still take the quiz, simply follow the link below.



Literary awards season is upon us here in Canada, and the first literary awards to appear on the CanLit landscape were the Governor General's Literary Awards, which are celebrating their 75th anniversary in 2011. The GGs honour the best English-language and French-language books in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, children's literature (text), children's literature (illustration) and translation. Great Canadian authors such as Alice Munro, Mordecai Richler, Robertson Davies and Margaret Atwood have at least one GG win on their resume.

This year's Governor General's Literary Award Finalists will be announced on October 11. The winners revealed November 15.

That's why the October CanLit Quiz is dedicated to everything GG. We are testing your knowledge of past winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards, so put on your thinking caps!


Don't forget to fill out your name and email address at the end of the quiz. If you do, your name will be entered in a random draw to win one of the following great prizes:


  • Grand prize: One of two (2) sets of GG Sony e-Reader prize packs, featuring one Sony e-Reader and the seven 2010 English-language winners.

  • Runner-up prize: One of three (3) GG prize packs, featuring the seven 2010 English-language winners.







If you need some help, check out the GG website.






The deadline for entries is midnight ET on Thursday, October 20. Read the full rules and regulations here. Good luck!    



Note: An earlier version of this quiz incorrectly referenced the 1988 GG award for drama. George F. Walker was the 1988 winner of the drama award, and the correct referenced year is 1990. CBC Books regrets this error.

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