Winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards


The winners of this year's Governor General's Literary Awards were announced this morning in Toronto. The Governor General's Awards celebrate achievements in French and English in seven different categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, children's literature and translation. Here are the English-language winners in each category.

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Fiction: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
(McClelland & Stewart, a division of Random House of Canada; distributed by the publisher)


Non-fiction: Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page by Sandra Djwa
(McGill-Queen's University Press; distributed by Georgetown Terminal Warehouses)



Poetry: North End Love Songs by Katherena Vermette 
(The Muses' Company, an imprint of J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing; distributed by University of Toronto Press)

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Drama: Fault Lines: Three Plays by Nicolas Billon
(Coach House Books; distributed by Publishers Group Canada)


Children's Text: The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten
(Doubleday Canada, a division of Random House of Canada; distributed by the publisher)


Children's Illustration: Northwest Passage by Matt James 
(Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press; distributed by HarperCollins Canada)


Translation: The Major Verbs by Donald Winkler (Signal Editions, an imprint of Véhicule Press; distributed by LitDistCo. English translation of Les verbes majeurs by Pierre Nepveu, Éditions du Noroît)