The Red Word by Sarah Henstra wins the GG Fiction Award - over some heavy hitters in the Canlit field of authors.
Darrel McLeod wins the Non-Fiction prize for Mamaskatch - a Cree Coming of Age, up against strong contenders.
See more winners from other GG categories in our display below.
No matter what rises to the top for judges at the end of their reading bonanza, the Governor General Literary Award shortlists speak of wide diversity in Canadian letters this year. All worth a look for a solid reading experience: reading Canadian!