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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

2009 Governor General's Literary Award winners (Canada)

Recipients of the 2009 Governor General's Literary Awards were named at a ceremony in Montreal. Each winner receives $25,000 and publishers of the winning books receive $3,000.

Governor General's Literary Award winners:
English-language books

* Fiction: The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger
* Non-fiction: A Place Within: Rediscovering India by M.G. Vassanji
* Poetry: The Fly in Autumn by David Zieroth
* Drama: Where the Blood Mixes by Kevin Loring
* Children's literature, text: Greener Grass: The Famine Years by Caroline Pignat
* Children's literature, illustration: Jirina Marton for Bella’s Tree (text by Janet Russell)
* Translation, French to English: Susan Ouriou for Pieces of Me by Charlotte Gingras

French-language Books

* Fiction: Le discours sur la tombe de l’idiot by Julie Mazzieri
* Non-fiction: Pointe Maligne: l’infiniment oubliée by Nicole V. Champeau
* Poetry: Thérèse pour joie et orchestre by Hélène Monette
* Drama: Le bruit des os qui craquent by Suzanne Lebeau
* Children's literature, text: Harvey by Hervé Bouchard
* Children's literature, illustration: Janice Nadeau for Harvey (text by Hervé Bouchard)
* Translation: English to French: Paule Noyart for Le miel d’Harar by Camilla Gibb

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