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Sheila Heti, Annick MacAskill among 2022 GG winners

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.




  • The Piano Teacher: A Healing Key by Dorothy Dittrich (Talonbooks)


Young People’s Literature – Text

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.


November 16th, 2022

5:00 am

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