The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the winners of the 2022 Governor General’s Literary Awards.
Winners in each category receive $25,000, with publishers of the winning titles receiving $3,000 to promote the book. All finalists receive $1,000. The winners were selected from the 70 finalists announced in October. Winners in each category were chosen by a three-member peer assessment committee.
Eligible books were those published between August 1, 2021 and July 31, 2022.
- Pure Colour by Sheila Heti (Penguin Random House Canada)
- Shadow Blight by Annick MacAskill (Gaspereau Press)
- The Piano Teacher: A Healing Key by Dorothy Dittrich (Talonbooks)
- Aki-Wayn-Zih: A Person as Worthy as the Earth by Eli Baxter (McGill-Queen’s University Press)
Young People’s Literature – Text
- The Summer of Bitter and Sweet by Jen Ferguson (Heartdrum/HarperCollins)
Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books
Translation (from French to English)
- History of the Jews in Quebec, translated by Judith Weisz Woodsworth (University of Ottawa Press)
Translation of Histoire des Juifs du Québec by Pierre Anctil
The seven French-language winners are listed on ggbooks.ca.