Governor General's Literary Awards

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Governor General's Literary Award winner Don Gillmor writes about losing his brother to the Yukon River

Michael Crummey, Amanda Parris and Armand Garnet Ruffo among 2019 Governor General's Literary Awards finalists

Brian Francis faced his fears to write YA — and got nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award

Alan Walker demystifies the storied life of Fryderyk Chopin

Marianne Micros's Eye explores the myths and old world magic within her Greek heritage

Brian Harvey went on a two-month sailing trip around Vancouver Island to better understand his late father

Cary Fagan's The Student was inspired by the opportunities his mother never had

Naomi K. Lewis retraces her grandfather's escape from Nazi-occupied Holland in her memoir

Magic 8 Q&A

Governor General's Literary Award finalist Erin Bow may be writing in a garden shed right now

Epidemiologist Dan Werb studies Tijuana's epidemic of missing and murdered women

Poetry Month

'He speaks the truth': Why Joseph A. Dandurand recommends reading TREATY# by Armand Garnet Ruffo

5 books Isabelle Arsenault would love to illustrate

With novel The Innocents, Michael Crummey explores strength, spirit and survival in 18th century Newfoundland

How the art of Alex Colville inspired K.D. Miller's latest short story collection

Young kids are more empathetic than they get credit for, says Canadian illustrator Sydney Smith

Love, history and family: the true story of a Japanese-Canadian internment camp survivor

Chaos, horror, trauma: B.C. playwright's war drama inspired by father's work in Kandahar hospital

Michael's Essay: In Praise of Translator Sheila Fischman

Robert Lepage revisits his childhood during Quebec's cultural revolution

In Conversation

Rhonda Mullins on why being a literary translator can be both challenging and fulfilling


The 2018 Governor General's Literary Award winners write about borders