October 07, 2016

2016 Governor General's Literary Awards: Finalists announced

This year the Governor General's Literary Awards turn 80!  These awards, currently 7 for English-language books and 7 for French-language books, are funded, administered and promoted by The Canada Council for the Arts, who announced this week the finalists for the awards.

The seven categories of books, both in French and English, for which awards are given are:
  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Young People's Literature (Text)
  • Young People's Literature (Illustration)
  • Drama
  • Translation
To be eligible, the books must have been published between September 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016 for English-language books and between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 for French-language books.

Each winner receives $25,000. The publisher of each winning book receives $3000 to support promotional activities. Non-winning finalists each receive $1000.

Congratulations to the finalists 
for the literary awards of English or French language 
works for young people.

English-language: Young People's Literature (Text)

The Unquiet
by Mikaela Everett
Greenwillow Books
A Thousand Nights
by E. K. Johnston

Once, in a Town Called Moth
by Trilby Kent
Tundra Books

by Martine Leavitt
Groundwood Books

The Emperor of Any Place
by Tim Wynne-Jones

English-language:  Young People's Literature (Illustration)

The White Cat and the Monk
Text by Jo Ellen Bogart
Illustrations by Sydney Smith
Groundwood Books

A Hungry Lion, or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals
Text and Illustrations by Lucy Ruth Cummins
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Tokyo Digs a Garden
Text by Jon-Erik Lappano
Illustrations by Kellen Hatanaka
Groundwood Books

The Branch
Text by Mireille Messier
Illustrations by Pierre Pratt
Kids Can Press

Text and Illustrations by Esmé Shapiro
Tundra Books

French-language: Young People's Literature (Text)

par Camille Bouchard
Éditions Québec Amérique

Quand hurle la nuit
par Mario Brassard 
Soulières Éditeur

Fé M Fé
par Amélie Dumoulin
Éditions Québec Amérique

Hare Krishna
par François Gilbert
Leméac Éditeur

par Patrick Isabelle
Leméac Éditeur

French-language: Young People's Literature (Illustration)

Le mystère des billes d'or 
Texte de Jules Asselin 
Illustrations deNinon Pelletier 
Les Éditions L'Interlinge

Florence et Léon
Texte de Simon Boulerice 
Illustrations de Delphie Côté-Lacroix  
Éditions Québec Amérique

Grand-père et la Lune
Texte de Stéphanie Lapointe 
Illustrations de Rogé 
Les Éditions XYZ

Deux garçons et un secret
Texte de Andrée Poulin 
Illustrations de Marie Lafrance 
Les Éditions de la Bagnole

Texte et Illustrations de Yayo 
Les Éditions de la Bagnole

Winning titles will be announced 
on October 25, 2016 
presented on November 30, 2016 at Rideau Hall.

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