October 29, 2019
Governor General's Literary Award Winners Announced, including Honours for Book*hug, Playwrights Canada, & Groundwood Books
From a poetic exploration of Indigenous trans identity to the keenly imagined story of a brave young girl and her eagle friend, the 2019 winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards span numerous ...
October 02, 2019
Governor General's Literary Awards Shortlists Announced, Featuring Big Honours for Small Presses
The Governor General's Literary Awards (or "the GGs", as they're affectionately known) are some of the longest running book prizes in the country. Established in 1936, the prizes, which each year award ...
October 30, 2018
Independent Publishers Win Big at the 2018 Governor General's Literary Awards
It was a great year for independent presses at the 2018 Governor General's Literary Awards. The seven English language awards (along with their French counterparts) were announced yesterday, with six ...
October 03, 2018
Governor General's Literary Award Lists Released, Including a Hat Trick for Rawi Hage
"Innovative, troubling, surprising and emotional" -- that dynamic list of qualities is how Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, described the 2018 Governor General's Literary ...
November 01, 2017
Governor General's Literary Awards Winners Announced
The 2017 winners of the dignified elder statesmen of Canadian literary awards, the Governor General's, were announced on Wednesday. The awards were established in 1936 and serve to recognize writers ...
October 05, 2017
"Our Culture Depends on our Literature" - Governor General's Literary Award Shortlists Released
Canada Council Director and CEO Simon Brault had strong and encouraging words for writers and publishers in Canada upon the release of the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award shortlists yesterday, ...
January 18, 2016
The Lucky Seven Interview, with Paul Yee
Governor General's Literary Award winner Paul Yee is shaking things up, switching to writing fiction for adults after publishing nearly thirty books for young readers and adult non-fiction. A Superior ...
January 14, 2016
The Entitled Interview with Phil Hall
Drawing on the wilds of rural Ontario and his own family and artistic mythology as inspiration, Phil Hall's four decades of poetic invention have influenced countless other Canadian poets. Often called ...