The 2014 Governor General's Literary Award winners



Acclaimed author and scholar Thomas King is among the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award winners.

King won the English language fiction prize for his novel The Back of the Turtle, the Canada Council for the Arts announced Tuesday morning.

The GGs, as they're commonly called, honour the best in English and French-language Canadian literature in seven categories. Each winner receives $25,000. The remaining finalists each receive $1,000.

Here is the full list of the English-language winners:

You can learn more about the winning titles in our book pages.

Thumbnail image for whitespace-620.jpg The translation of Thomas King's book, The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America was awarded the French-language Governor General's Literary Award for Translation. Click here to find out which other French titles won the 2014 awards.