Wednesday, October 28, 2015 |
Guy Vanderhaeghe is the winner of the 2015 Governor General's Literary Award for fiction for his short story collection Daddy Lenin and Other Stories.
Daddy Lenin and Other Stories is the author's first short story collection in over 20 years. Of the collection, the jury - which was comprised of Jen Sookfong Lee, K.D. Miller and Jeffrey Moore - said:
"Each story is superbly crafted, razor-sharp, wickedly funny. The reader is carried along in the hands of a master, a seasoned professional at the top of his game."
The finalists and winners are chosen by a committee of peers. In 2015, 970 titles were submitted for the 7 English-language categories. The winners each receive $25,000 and will be celebrated at a gala event at Rideau Hall later this year. The Governor General's Literary Awards are presented by the Canada Council for the Arts.
The English-language winners are:
Celebrate the 2015 winners by entering our Twitter @CBCBooks #ggbooks contest. Tweet "I read #ggbooks because _______" with your reason for reading the past and present Governor General's Literary Awards finalists and you could win one of two sets of the 2015 fiction finalists. Tweets sent from 10 a.m. ET until 10 p.m. ET will be eligible for entry. Read the complete rules and regulations.
You can explore the winning books below. Check out all the finalists on our special Governor General's Literary Awards page.