The Governor General’s Literary Awards for 2013

The Governor General’s Literary Awards are given annually to the best English-language and the best French-language book in each of the seven categories of Fiction, Literary Non-fiction, Poetry, Drama, Children’s Literature (text), Children’s Literature (illustration) and Translation.

Every year, Library and Archives Canada works to ensure that each Canadian nominee is acquired, catalogued and made available prior to the final announcement of the winners. Usually, this is done through legal deposit, but in some cases the nominated books are not published in Canada and need to be acquired through other means so that a complete selection of the Governor General’s nominees are preserved for future generations.

Congratulations to all!

Fiction
English
The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton (AMICUS 41787649)
French
Quand les guêpes se taisent, by Stéphanie Pelletier (AMICUS 40915742)

Poetry
English
North End Love Songs, by Katherena Vermette (AMICUS 40823688)
French
Pour les désespérés seulement, by René Lapierre (AMICUS 40824154)

Drama
English
Fault Lines, by Nicolas Billon (AMICUS 41530643)
French
Bienveillance, by Fanny Britt (AMICUS 41316358)

Non-Fiction
English
Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page, by Sandra Djwa (AMICUS 40812690)
French
Aimer, enseigner, by Yvon Rivard (AMICUS 40909709)

Children’s Text
English
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B, by Teresa Toten (AMICUS 41749214)
French
À l’ombre de la grande maison, by Geneviève Mativat (AMICUS 40696767)

Children’s Illustration
English
Northwest Passage, by Matt James (AMICUS 40320781)
French
Jane, le renard et moi, by Isabelle Arsenault (AMICUS 41921688)

Translation
English
The Major Verbs, by Donald Winkler (AMICUS 40717619)
French
L’enfant du jeudi, by Sophie Voillot (AMICUS 40772400)

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