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2020 Governor General’s Literary Award winners announced

GG Book winning book jacketsThe winners have been announced for the 2020 Governor General’s Literary Awards. The annual awards were delayed from their traditional fall timing because of complications around COVID-19.

The English-language winners are listed below. The French-language winners are listed on the awards’ website.

Jury: Anne Fleming, Ariela Freedman, and Rabindranath Maharaj

  • Five Little Indians, Michelle Good (Harper Perennial/HarperCollins)

Read Q&Q‘s interview with Michelle Good about her GG win.

Jury: Deni Ellis Béchard, Helen Humphreys, and Sally Ito

  • This Red Line Goes Straight to Your Heart: A Memoir in Halves, Madhur Anand (Strange Light/Penguin Random House Canada)

Read Q&Q‘s interview with Madhur Anand about her GG win.

Young People’s Literature – Text
Jury: Catherine Austen, Cary Fagan, and Shenaaz Nanji

  • The King of Jam Sandwiches, Eric Walters (Orca Book Publishers)

Read Q&Q‘s interview with Eric Walters about his GG win.

Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books
Jury: Wallace Edwards, Bonnie Farmer, and Kyo Maclear

  • The Barnabus Project, The Fan Brothers (Tundra Books/ Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers)

Read Q&Q‘s interview with The Fan Brothers about their GG win.

Jury: David Groulx, Clea Roberts, and Johanna Skibsrud

  • Norma Jeane Baker of Troy, Anne Carson (New Directions)

Jury: Catherine Banks, Andrew Moodie, and Kenneth T. Williams

  • Kamloopa: An Indigenous Matriarch Story, Kim Senklip Harvey (Talonbooks)

Translation (from French to English)
Jury: Angela Carr, Jo-Anne Elder, and Nigel Spencer

  • If You Hear Me, Pascale Quiviger, Lazer Lederhendler (trans.) (Biblioasis)


June 1st, 2021

10:35 am

Category: Awards, Industry News