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The Governor General's Literary Awards: The complete English list


David Bezmozgis, The Free World (HarperCollins)

Patrick deWitt, The Sisters Brothers (House of Anans)

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Esi Edugyan, Half-Blood Blues (Thomas Allen)

Marina Endicott, The Little Shadows (Doubleday Canada)

Alexi Zentner, Touch (Alfred A. Knopf Canada)


Michael Boughn, Cosmographia: A Post-Lucretian Faux Micro-Epic (BookThug)

Kate Eichhorn, Fieldnotes, A Forensic (BookThug)

Phil Hall, Killdeer (BookThug)

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Garry Thomas Morse, Discovery Passages (Talonbooks)

Susan Musgrave, Origami Dove (McClelland & Stewart)


Brendan Gall, Minor Complications: Two Plays (Coach House Books)

Jonathan Garfinkel, House of Many Tongues (Playwrights Canada Press)

Erin Shields, If We Were Birds (Playwrights Canada Press)

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Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, Gas Girls (Playwrights Canada Press)

Vern Thiessen, Lenin's Embalmers (Playwrights Canada Press)


Charles Foran, Mordecai: The Life & Times (Alfred A. Knopf Canada)

Nathan M. Greenfield, The Damned: The Canadians at the Battle of Hong Kong and the POW Experience, 1941-45 (HarperCollins)

Richard Gwyn, Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times, Volume Two: 1867-1891 (Random House Canada)

J.J. Lee, The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit (McClelland & Stewart)

Andrew Nikiforuk, Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing North America's Great Forests (Greystone Books/David Suzuki Foundation)

Children's Literature: Text

Jan L. Coates, A Hare in the Elephant's Trunk (Red Deer Press)

Deborah Ellis, No Ordinary Day (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi)

Christopher Moore, From Then to Now: A Short History of the World (Tundra Books)

Kenneth Oppel, This Dark Endeavour (HarperCollins)

Tim Wynne-Jones, Blink & Caution (Candlewick Press)

Children's Literature: Illustration

Isabelle Arsenault, Migrant, text by Maxine Trottier (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi)

Kim La Fave, Fishing with Gubby, text by Gary Kent (Harbour Publishing)

Renata Liwska, Red Wagon, text by Renata Liwska (Philomel Books)

Frank Viva, Along a Long Road, text by Frank Viva (HarperCollins)

Cybèle Young, Ten Birds, text by Cybèle Young (Kids Can Press)

Translation: French to English

Judith Cowan, Meridian Line, (Signal Editions). English translation of Origine des méridiens by Paul Bélanger (Éditions du Noroît)

David Scott Hamilton, Exit (Anvil Press). English translation of Paradis, clef en main by Nelly Arcan (Les Éditions Les 400 coups)

Lazer Lederhendler, Apocalypse for Beginners (Vintage Canada). English translation of Tarmac by Nicolas Dickner (Éditions Alto)

Lazer Lederhendler, Dirty Feet (House of Anansi). English translation of Les pieds sales by Edem Awumey (Les Éditions du Boréal)

Donald Winkler, Partita for Glenn Gould (McGill-Queen's University Press). English translation of Partita pour Glenn Gould by Georges Leroux (Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal)

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