The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the 14 winners of the 2023 Governor General’s Literary Awards.
The winners were selected from finalists announced last month. Winners receive $25,000, and publishers of the winning titles each receive $3,000 to promote the book.
The winners were chosen by 14 peer assessment groups. This year’s winners are:
- William Shakespeareʼs As You Like It: A Radical Retelling by Cliff Cardinal (Playwrights Canada Press)
- Unearthing by Kyo Maclear (Knopf Canada/PRHC)
Young People’s Literature – Text
Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books
Translation (from French to English)
- Rosaʼs Very Own Personal Revolution, translated by Peter McCambridge (QC Fiction, Baraka Books)
A translation of La logeuse by Éric Dupont
Winners in the French-language categories are listed on ggbooks.ca.