Winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards

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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)








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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)

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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)












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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)









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









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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)