The 2014 Governor General's Literary Awards Shortlists Announced

The Canada Council for the Arts recently announced the shortlists for the 2014 Governor General's Literary Awards, Canada's national literary awards. Each year the GG's honour the best in Canadian writing, in both English and French, in the categories of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Children's Text and Children's Illustration, as well as Translation.

This year we are pleased to congratulate eight of our member publishers on receiving nominations:

Arsenal Pulp Press & Raziel Reid for When Everything Feels like the Movies in the children's literature (text) category

BookThug & Julie Joosten for Light Light in the poetry category

Brick Books & Arleen Pare for Lake of Two Mountains in the poetry category

Coach House Books & Sean Dixon for A God in Need of Help in the drama category, and Rhona Mullins for Guyana in the translation (French to English) category

Oolichan Books & Sadiqa de Meijer for Leaving Howe Island in the poetry category

Playwrights Canada Press in the drama category with Rick Chafe for The Secret Mask, Janet Munsil for That Elusive Spark, and Jordan Tannahill for Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays

Quattro Books & Christopher Levenson for Night Vision in the poetry category

Talonbooks in the translation (French to English) category with Maureen Labonte for And Slowly Beauty, and Linda Gaboriau for Christina, The Girl King

The winners of this year's awards will be announced on November 18th. To see a full list of the nominees please visit the GG Books website.