Friday 4 October 2013

The Governor General's Literary Awards: 2013 Nominees

The Governor General's Literary Awards are presented annually as selected by the Canada Council for the Arts. Affectionately known as the GGs, 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. These Canada Council awards celebrate and promote the excellence of Canadian writers, illustrators and translators.

This week, the finalists for the 2013 Governor General Literary Awards were announced on the CanadaCouncil website. Below are the nominees for the children's literature awards for English and French texts and illustrations:

English Children’s Literature: Text

Beverley Brenna
The White Bicycle
Red Deer Press

Shane Peacock
Becoming Holmes: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Final Case
Tundra Books

Jean E. Pendizwol
Once Upon a Northern Night
Groundwood Books

Valerie Sherrard
Counting Back from Nine
Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Teresa Toten
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
Doubleday Canada


English Children’s Literature: Illustration

Rachel Berman
Miss Mousie's Blind Date
Text by Tim Beiser
Tundra Books

Gary Clement
Oy, Feh, So?
Text by Cary Fagan
Groundwood Books

Matt James
Northwest Passage
Text by Stan Rogers
Groundwood Books

Jon Klassen
The Dark
Text by Lemony Snicket

Julie Morstad
How To
Text by Julie Morstad
Simply Read Books

French Children's Literature: Text
Camille Bouchard
D’or et de poussière
Éditions Hurtubise
Fanny Britt
Jane, le renard & moi
Les éditions de la Pastèque
Emmanuelle Caron
Gladys et Vova 
L’école des loisirs

Lili Chartrand
Le monde fabuleux de Monsieur Fred
Dominique et compagnie

Geneviève Mativat 
À l’ombre de la grande maison
Les éditions Pierre Tisseyre

French Children's Literature: Illustration
Isabelle Arsenault
Jane, le renard & moi 
Par Fanny Britt
Les éditions de la Pastèque

Jacinthe Chevalier
Aujourd’hui, le ciel 
Par Rhéa Dufresne
Éditions de l’Isatis

Marianne Dubuc
Au carnaval des animaux 
Par Marianne Dubuc
Éditions de la courte échelle

Stéphane Jorisch
Quand je serai grand 
Par François Gravel
Éditions Hurtubise

Rogé (Roger Girard)
Mingan, mon village 
Text by Innu students from Teueikan school, Mingan
Les éditions de la Bagnole

The winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

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