Thursday, November 26, 2009

Book Mark: Governor General's Literary Awards

The winners of the 2009 Governor General's Literary Awards were announced on November 17, and will be presented tonight by the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada.

FICTION
Kate Pullinger, London (UK) [originally from Cranbrook, British Columbia], The Mistress of Nothing. (McArthur & Company; distributed by the publisher)


Julie Mazzieri, Velone-Orneto (France) [originally from Saint-Paul-de-Chester, Quebec], Le discours sur la tombe de l’idiot. (Éditions José Corti; distributed by Diffusion Dimédia)


NONFICTION
M.G. Vassanji, Toronto, A Place Within: Rediscovering India. (Doubleday Canada; distributed by Random House of Canada)


Nicole V. Champeau, Ottawa, Pointe Maligne : l’infiniment oubliée. (Les Éditions du Vermillon; distributed by Prologue)


POETRY
David Zieroth, North Vancouver, The Fly in Autumn. (Harbour Publishing; distributed by the publisher)


Hélène Monette, Montreal, Thérèse pour joie et orchestre. (Les Éditions du Boréal; distributed by Diffusion Dimédia)


DRAMA
Kevin Loring, Vancouver, Where the Blood Mixes. (Talonbooks; distributed by Publishers Group Canada)


Suzanne Lebeau, Montreal, Le bruit des os qui craquent. (Leméac Éditeur; distributed by Socadis)


CHILDREN'S LITERATURE - TEXT
Caroline Pignat, Ottawa, Greener Grass: The Famine Years. (Red Deer Press, a division of Fitzhenry &  Whiteside; distributed by the publisher)


Hervé Bouchard, Saguenay (Quebec), Harvey. (Les Éditions de la Pastèque; distributed by Socadis)


CHILDREN'S LITERATURE - ILLUSTRATION
Jirina Marton, Colborne (Ontario), Bella’s Tree, text by Janet Russell. (Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press; distributed by HarperCollins Canada)


Janice Nadeau, Montreal, Harvey, text by Hervé Bouchard. (Les Éditions de la Pastèque; distributed by Socadis)


TRANSLATION
Susan Ouriou, Calgary, Pieces of Me. (Kids Can Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press). English translation of La liberté? Connais pas… by Charlotte Gingras (Les éditions de la courte échelle)


Paule Noyart, Bromont (Quebec), Le miel d’Harar. (Leméac Éditeur / Actes Sud; distributed by Socadis). French translation of Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb (Anchor Canada)

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