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2018 Governor General's Literary Awards Finalists

The Canada Council for the Arts celebrates great books: our Governor General’s Literary Awards recognize finalists and winners in seven categories for both official languages and for readers of all ages.

by Kerry Clare · Tagged governor generals awards

Beirut Hellfire Society

by (author) Rawi Hage

Jonny Appleseed

by (author) Joshua Whitehead

The Red Word

A Novel

by (author) Sarah Henstra

Women Talking

A Novel

by (author) Miriam Toews


by (author) Paige Cooper

Night Became Years

by (author) Jason Stefanik

The Blue Clerk

Ars Poetica in 59 Versos

by (author) Dionne Brand

This Wound is a World

by (author) Billy-Ray Belcourt
edited by Micheline Maylor

Wayside Sang

by (author) Cecily Nicholson

Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom

by (author) Jordan Tannahill
foreword by Kirsten Bowen

Gertrude and Alice

by (author) Evalyn Parry & Anna Chatterton
with Karin Randoja

Paradise Lost

by (author) Erin Shields
introduction by Paul Stevens

The Men in White

by (author) Anosh Irani

This Is How We Got Here

by (author) Keith Barker

Dead Reckoning

How I Came to Meet the Man Who Murdered My Father

by (author) Carys Cragg

Heart Berries

A Memoir

by (author) Terese Marie Mailhot


A Refugee Story

by (author) Abu Bakr al Rabeeah & Winnie Yeung


A Cree Coming of Age

by (author) Darrel J. McLeod

The Wife's Tale

A Personal History

by (author) Aida Edemariam

Ebb and Flow

by (author) Heather Smith

Learning to Breathe

by (author) Janice Lynn Mather

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster

by (author) Jonathan Auxier

The Journey of Little Charlie

by (author) Christopher Paul Curtis

Winnie's Great War

by (author) Lindsay Mattick & Josh Greenhut
illustrated by Sophie Blackall

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