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Meet the 2018 Governor General Literary Awards Finalists

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On October 3rd, 2018, the Canada Council for the Arts has revealed the 2018 finalists for the prestigious Governor General's Literary Awards. 

The Governor General's Literary Awards (commonly known as the GGs), founded in 1936, are celebrating their 82th anniversary this year. Each year, The GGs honour the best Canadian English and French books published during the last year in seven categories: Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Non-fiction, Young People's Literature-Illustrated Books, Young People’s Literature-Text, and Translation. The winners, each of whom will receive $25,000, will be announced on October 30, 2018. 

“Innovative, troubling, surprising and emotional. This year’s GGBooks finalists have once again proven just how rich, bold, diverse and strong our literature is. Whether they offer exciting ideas, extraordinary illustrations, inspiring verse or outstanding translations, the GGBooks finalists are sure to impress." - Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts

A Full List of 2018 Finalists can be seen at

Want to put a hold on any of these fantastic books? Here are the lists (divided by language and audience) with links to our catalogue. 

Good reading!

GGs 2018 Finalists - Adult English by Collection_Development

GGs 2018 Finalists - Young People English by Collection_Development