2016 Governor General's Literary Award Wins Announced

The Canada Council for the Arts recently announced the winners for the 2016 Governor General's Literary Awards, the 80th year of the awards. The GGs are Canada's national literary awards, celebrating the best in Canadian Literature and showcasing the rich diversity to be found there. The winners are selected by a peer assessment committee for each category--fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, children's literature-text, children's literature-illustration, and translation in both official languages.

We'd like to congratulate our members and their authors who received awards this year:


French to English Translation Award for The Party Wall by Lazer Lederhendler (Le mur mitoyen by Catherine Leroux)

Playwrights Canada Press

English Drama Award for Pig Girl by Colleen Murphy

A public reading and signing event will be held in Ottawa at the Canada Council on Nov 30th for the French-language winners and Dec 1st for the English-language winners. The awards presentation at Rideau Hall will take place on the evening of Nov 30th. To view a full list of this year's winners and to learn more about the awards, please visit the GGBooks website.