Wednesday, 7 October 2015

2015 Governor General's Literary Awards: Finalists announced today!

The Governor General's Literary Awards are Canada's national book awards, honouring the best of our literature in seven categories, in both official languages.  Today, the finalists for the 2015 Governor General Literary Awards were announced on the Canada Council website.

Awards are given for both English and French books in the following categories:

• Fiction
• Poetry
• Drama
• Non-fiction
• Children's Literature: Text
• Children's Literature: Illustrated Books
• Translation

Below are the nominees for the children's literature awards for English and French texts and illustrations.

English Children’s Literature: Text 

Audrey (cow)
by Dan Bar-el
Tundra Books
Are You Seeing Me?
by Darren Groth
Orca Book Publishers

We Are All Made of Molecules
by Susin Nielsen
Tundra Books / Penguin Random House Canada

Reviewed here
The Gospel Truth
by Caroline Pignat
Red Deer Press

Reviewed here

Young Man with Camera
by Emil Sher
Scholastic Canada

Jack, the King of Ashes
by Andy Jones and Darka Erdelji
Running the Goat Books & Broadsides
Sidewalk Flowers
by JonArno Lawson and Sydney Smith
Groundwood Books

The Good Little Book
by Kyo Maclear and Marion Arbona
Tundra Books

A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories
by John Martz
Koyama Press

Bug in a Vacuum
by Mélanie Watt
Tundra Books

Les forces du désordre
par Camille Bouchard
Éditions Québec Amérique

Dessine-moi une martien
par Denis Côté
Soulières Éditeur
par Roger Des Roches
Les Éditions de la courte échelle
Direction Saint-Creux-des-Meuh-Meuh
par Sandra Dussault
Éditions Québec Amérique
Maria Réparatrice
par Louis-Philippe Hébert
Les Éditions de La Grenouillère

Le voleur de sandwichs
par Patrick Doyon et André Marois
 Les Éditions de la Pastèque

par Jacques Goldstyn
 Les Éditions de la Pastèque

Quand j'écris avec mon coeur
par Mireille Levert 
Les Éditions de la Bagnole/ Groupe Ville-Marie Littérature
Rosalie entre chien et chat
par Mélanie Perrault et Marion Arbona
Dominque et compagnie

Douze oiseaux
par Renée Robitaille et Philippe Béha
Les Éditions de la Bagnole/ Groupe Ville-Marie Littérature

The winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at   

But wait, there's more!

Until the winners are announced, get involved in the Canada Council for the Arts contests for a chance to win an iPad and the 2015 GGBooks collection.  It's as simple as taking a selfie with a nominated book and posting it tagging the Canada Council for the Arts on Facebook or @CanadaCouncil on Twitter, and using #GGBooks and #MyCanLit.  Be sure to watch for my selfies at @HelenKubiw to see that #MyCanLit always includes great #youngCanLit!

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