Governor General's Literary Awards Announce Shortlist

DO NOT SAY WE HAVE NOTHING, BY MADELEINE THIEN IMAGE: GGBOOKS.CA

DO NOT SAY WE HAVE NOTHING, BY MADELEINE THIEN
IMAGE: GGBOOKS.CA

The Governor General's Literary Awards, which are celebrating their 80th year, have announced their 2016 shortlist. The award comes with a $25,000 prize. The winners will be revealed October 25, 2016.

Each category issues a prize for both English- and French-language works. The English-language nominees include:

Fiction:

Nonfiction:

Poetry:

Young people's literature (text):

Young people's literature (illustration):

Drama:

Translation (French to English):

  • The Party Wall translated by Lazer Lederhendler, written by Catherine Leroux
  • Guano translated by Rhonda Mullins, written by Louis Carmain
  • The Goddess of Fireflies translated by Neil Smith, written by Geneviève Pettersen

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