Wednesday 5 May 2021

2020 Governor General's Literary Awards: Finalists announced


Yesterday, the Canada Council for the Arts announced the finalists for the Governor General's Literary Awards for books published in 2020. Normally this announcement and that of the winners would have taken place last fall. However, because of the pandemic, the announcements of the finalists and the winners have been deferred until this spring. (The 2021 awards will again take place in the fall of this year.) 
Awards are given in seven different categories:
  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Non-fiction
  • Young People's Literature - Text
  • Young People's Literature - Children's Illustration
  • Translation 

Please join me in congratulating this year's finalists in the two categories for young readers. 

Young People's Literature -  Text
(Jury: Catherine Austen, Cary Fagan, Shenaaz Nanji)

Harvey Holds His Own

Written by Colleen Nelson
Pajama Press

Written by Sara Cassidy
Orca Book Publishers

Pine Island Home
Written by Polly Horvath
Puffin Canada

The Barren Grounds (Book One of The Misewa Saga)
Written by David A. Robertson
Puffin Canada

The King of Jam Sandwiches
Written by Eric Walters
Orca Book Publishers

Young People's Literature - Illustrated Books
(Jury: Wallace Edwards, Bonnie Farmer, Kyo Maclear)

I Talk Like a River
Written by Jordan Scott
Illustrated by Sydney Smith
Neal Porter Books / Holiday House

Our Little Kitchen
Written and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
Groundwood Books 

Swift Fox All Along
Written by Rebecca Thomas
Illustrated by Maya McKibbin
Annick Press

The Barnabus Project
Written and illustrated by The Fan Brothers 
Tundra Books

Weekend Dad
Written by Nassem Hrab
Illustrated by Frank Viva
Groundwood Books

The winners will be announced on June 1, 2021.

Congratulations to all finalists!

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