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Governor General Lit Awards 2018: Winners in English!


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!


Image: The Red Word

The Red Word

By Henstra, Sarah
Image: Mamaskatch


A Cree Coming of Age
By McLeod, Darrel
Image: Wayside Sang

Wayside Sang

By Nicholson, Cecily
Image: Sweep


The Story of A Girl and Her Monster
By Auxier, Jonathan
Image: They Say Blue

They Say Blue

By Tamaki, Jillian