On Nov. 26 at Rideau Hall, Governor General of Canada MichaÃ«lle Jean presented the 2009 Governor General’s Literary Awards. Below are some of the highlights:
Kate Pullinger, winner in the fiction category for The Mistress of Nothing (McArthur & Company).
M.G. Vassanji, winner in the non-fiction category for A Place Within (Doubleday Canada).
Caroline Pignat, winner in the children’s literature text category for Greener Grass: The Famine Years (Red Deer Press).
Jirina Marton, winner in the children’s literature illustration category for Bella’s Tree (Groundwood).
All of the winners, English-language and French-language, with MichaÃ«lle Jean.
All of the publishers, English-language and French-language.
[Photos courtesy of Jean-FranÃ§ois Néron.]