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2022 Governor General’s Literary Awards

“The Governor General’s Literary Awards illustrate the dynamic nature and constant renewal of our literary scene. The quantity, quality and diversity of books the Canada Council for the Arts received attest to the creative forces of those who devote their lives to literature. Books have the power to help us grow; they are with us on our journey through the complexities of the world and the demands of life, and they contribute to our individual and collective emancipations.” ― Simon Brault, Director and CEO, Canada Council for the Arts

by Kerry Clare

All the Quiet Places

A Novel

by (author) Brian Thomas Isaac

Finding Edward

by (author) Sheila Murray

Probably Ruby

A Novel

by (author) Lisa Bird-Wilson

Pure Colour

by (author) Sheila Heti

The Most Precious Substance on Earth

by (author) Shashi Bhat

Dream of No One but Myself

by (author) D.M. Bradford

H of H Playbook

by (author) Anne Carson

Horrible Dance

by (author) Avery Lake

Shadow Blight

by (author) Annick MacAskill

Shifting Baseline Syndrome

by (author) Aaron Kreuter

Everybody Just C@lm the F#ck Down

by (author) Robert Chafe
foreword by Sarah Garton Stanley


a pick-the-path experience

by (author) Daniel Arnold, Medina Hahn & Darrell Dennis

Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land) & Antigone: 方

by (author) Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho)
foreword by Jonathan Seinen

Lady Sunrise

by (author) Marjorie Chan
foreword by Nina Lee Aquino

The Piano Teacher

A Healing Key

by (author) Dorothy Dittrich


A Person as Worthy as the Earth

by (author) Eli Baxter

Persephone's Children

A Life in Fragments

by (author) Rowan McCandless

Rehearsals for Living

by (author) Robyn Maynard & Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

A Boy Is Not a Ghost

by (author) Edeet Ravel

Sorry For Your Loss

by (author) Joanne Levy


by (author) Deborah Ellis


by (author) Kate Story

kā-āciwīkicik / The Move

by (author) Doris George & Don K. Philpot
illustrated by Alyssa Koski


illustrated by Matthew Forsythe

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