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Book awards: Governor General's Literary Award Finalist

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Works (425)

TitlesOrder
Life Before Man by Margaret AtwoodFiction, 1979
The Sweet Second Summer of Kitty Malone by Matt CohenFiction, 1979
The Charcoal Burners by Susan MusgraveFiction, 1980
Fat Woman by Leon RookeFiction, 1980
Lovhers by Nicole BrossardPoetry, 1980
Antichthon by Chris ScottFiction, 1982
The Moons of Jupiter by Alice MunroFiction, 1982
The biggest modern woman of the world: A novel by Susan SwanFiction, 1983
Hugh MacLennan: A Writer's Life by Elspeth CameronNon-Fiction, 1983
Painted ladies (The International fiction list) by H. R. PercyFiction, 1983
People Like Us In a Place Like ThisFiction, 1983
Book of Fears by Susan KerslakeFiction, 1984
Intertidal Life by Audrey ThomasFiction, 1984
Not Wanted on the Voyage by Timothy FindleyFiction, 1984
Volkswagen Blues by Jacques PoulinFrench Fiction, 1984
The Whole Night Coming Home by Roo BorsonPoetry, 1984
Foreign affairs by Keath FraserEnglish Fiction, 1985
Queen of the Headaches by Sharon ButalaFiction, 1985
Road to the stilt house by David Adams RichardsEnglish Fiction, 1985
An Aesthetic Underground: A Literary Memoir by John MetcalfEnglish Fiction, 1986
No Fixed Address: An Amorous Journey (Reprints Series) by Aritha Van HerkEnglish Fiction, 1986
A Stone Watermelon by Lois BraunEnglish Fiction, 1986
In the Skin of a Lion by Michael OndaatjeEnglish Fiction, 1987
The Ring Master by David GurrEnglish Fiction, 1987
Swann by Carol ShieldsEnglish Fiction, 1987
Tales from Firozsha Baag by Rohinton MistryEnglish Fiction, 1987
The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the Northwest Passage and The North Pole, 1818-1909 by Pierre BertonNon-Fiction, 1988
Atmospheres Apollinaire by Mark FrutkinEnglish Fiction, 1988
Cat's Eye by Margaret AtwoodEnglish Fiction, 1988
The Cost of Living by Kenneth RaduEnglish Fiction, 1988
Fishing with John by Edith IglauerNon-Fiction, 1988
The Victory of Geraldine Gull by Clark JoanEnglish Fiction, 1988
When Freedoms Collide by A. Alan BorovoyNon-Fiction, 1988
The Golden Thread by Ann CopelandEnglish Fiction, 1989
An Odyssey in Time: The Dinosaurs of North America by Dale A. RussellNon-Fiction, 1989
A View from the Roof by Helen WeinzweigEnglish Fiction, 1989
Wombs and Alien Spirits: Women, Men, and the Zar Cult in Northern Sudan by Janice Patricia BoddyNon-Fiction, 1989
Wordstruck by Robert MacNeilNon-Fiction, 1989
Disappearing Moon Cafe: A Novel by Sky LeeEnglish Fiction, 1990
Friend of My Youth: Stories by Alice MunroEnglish Fiction, 1990
God's Dominion : a sceptic's quest by Ron GrahamNon-Fiction, 1990
Inside Memory: Pages from a Writer's Workbook by Timothy FindleyNon-Fiction, 1990
The Last Modern: A Life of Herbert Read by James KingNon-Fiction, 1990
A Life on the Fringe: The Memoirs of Eugene Forsey by Eugene ForseyNon-Fiction, 1990
The Man of My Dreams by Diane SchoemperlenEnglish Fiction, 1990
On Double Tracks by Leslie Hall PinderEnglish Fiction, 1990
Blue Husbands by Don DickinsonEnglish Fiction, 1991
By Heart: Elizabeth Smart a Life by Rosemary SullivanNon-Fiction, 1991
A Guide to Animal Behaviour by Douglas GloverEnglish Fiction, 1991
No Language Is Neutral by Dionne BrandPoetry, 1991
Poor Polidori: A Critical Biography of the Author of The Vampyre by D. L. MacdonaldNon-Fiction, 1991
Quickening by Terry GriggsEnglish Fiction, 1991
Wilderness Tips by Margaret AtwoodEnglish Fiction, 1991
Words with Power: Being a Second Study of "The Bible and Literature" by Northrop FryeNon-Fiction, 1991
Zero Hour by Kristjana GunnarsNon-Fiction, 1991
The Afterlife of George Cartwright by John StefflerEnglish Fiction, 1992
The Bonus Deal (Wood Mountain, 6) by Archie CrailEnglish Fiction, 1992
The Chrome Suite by Sandra BirdsellEnglish Fiction, 1992
Deep Hollow Creek by Sheila WatsonEnglish Fiction, 1992
Inside: The Biography of John Gunther by Ken CuthbertsonNon-Fiction, 1992
Mr Sam by Michael R. MarrusNon-Fiction, 1992
My Mother's Ghost by Margaret BuffieChildren's Literature - Text, 1992
Plague : a story of smallpox in Montreal by Michael BlissNon-Fiction, 1992
Bad Imaginings by Caroline AddersonFiction, 1993
For those who hunt the wounded down by David Adams RichardsFiction, 1993
Frontiers: The Epic of South Africa's Creation and the Tragedy of the Xhosa Peo by Noel MostertNon-Fiction, 1993
Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas KingEnglish Fiction, 1993
The Heartbreak Grape: A California Winemaker's Search for the Perfect Pinot Noir by Marq de VilliersNon-Fiction, 1993
In a Gilded Cage: From Heiress to Duchess by Marian FowlerNon-Fiction, 1993
Systems of Survival: A Dialogue on the Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics by Jane JacobsNon-Fiction, 1993
Visible Light by Carol WindleyEnglish Fiction, 1993
The Concubine's Children by Denise ChongNon-Fiction, 1994
Division of Surgery by Donna McFarlaneEnglish Fiction, 1994
How Insensitive by Russell SmithEnglish Fiction, 1994
Light for a Cold Land: Lawren Harris's Work and Life – An Interpretation by Peter LariseyNon-Fiction, 1994
Open Secrets by Alice MunroEnglish Fiction, 1994
The Perfection of the Morning: An Apprenticeship in Nature by Sharon ButalaNon-Fiction, 1994
The Robber Bride by Margaret AtwoodEnglish Fiction, 1994
The age of longing: A novel by Richard B. WrightEnglish Fiction, 1995
Highways and Dancehalls: A Novel by Diana AtkinsonEnglish Fiction, 1995
The Jaguar TempleEnglish Fiction, 1995
The last house of Ulster: A family in Belfast by Charles ForanNon-Fiction, 1995
Leaning on the Wind: Under the Spell of the Great Chinook by Sid MartyNon-Fiction, 1995
Mister Sandman by Barbara GowdyEnglish Fiction, 1995
Out of the Dark by Welwyn Wilton KatzChildren's Literature, 1995
Shooting the Hippo: Death by Deficit and Other Canadian Myths by Linda McQuaigNon-Fiction, 1995
After the First Death: A Journey through Chile, Time, Mind by Lake SagarisEnglish Non-Fiction, 1996
Alias Grace by Margaret AtwoodEnglish Fiction, 1996
A blue boy in a black dress : a memoir by T.F. RigelhofEnglish Non-Fiction, 1996
Bottom Drawer by David BoydEnglish Children's Literature – Text, 1996
Climate and the Affections : Poems, 1970-1995 by Crispin ElstedEnglish Poetry, 1996
Coming Down from Wa by Audrey ThomasEnglish Fiction, 1996
The Convict Lover: A True Story by Merilyn SimondsEnglish Non-Fiction, 1996
The Fabulous Song by Don GillmorEnglish Children's Literature – Text, 1996
Footnotes to the Book of Job by Elizabeth W. BrewsterEnglish Poetry, 1996
The Glace Bay Miners' Museum : A Stage Play by Wendy LillEnglish Drama, 1996
Glory Days and Other Stories by Gillian ChanEnglish Children's Literature – Text, 1996
The Green Library by Janice Kulyk KeeferEnglish Fiction, 1996
The home team: Fathers, sons & hockey by Roy MacGregorEnglish Non-Fiction, 1996
Un homme défait by Roger MaginiFrench Fiction, 1996
Instruments of Darkness by Nancy HustonFrench Fiction, 1996
Keri by Jan AndrewsEnglish Children's Literature – Text, 1996
L'envol des signes : Borduas et ses lettres by Gilles LapointeFrench Non-Fiction, 1996
Let Me Be the One by Elisabeth HarvorEnglish Fiction, 1996
The Little Years by John MightonEnglish Drama, 1996
Mad Boy Chronicle by Michael O'BrienEnglish Drama, 1996
Mother Tongue by Betty QuanEnglish Drama, 1996
Quelques arpents d'Amérique : population, économie, famille au Saguenay, 1838-1971 by Gérard BouchardFrench Non-Fiction, 1996
Search Procedures by Erin MoureEnglish Poetry, 1996
Shadow Weather by Charles LillardEnglish Poetry, 1996
Teaching Pigs to Sing by Cordelia StrubeEnglish Fiction, 1996
First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monsterous Regiment of Women by Eric McCormackEnglish Fiction, 1997
The Fishing Summer by Teddy JamChildren's Literature - Text, 1997
Last Seen by Matt CohenFiction, 1997
Loyal till Death: Indians and the North-West Rebellion by Bill WaiserNon-Fiction, 1997
Morgentaler: A Difficult Hero by Catherine DunphyNon-Fiction, 1997
One River by Wade DavisNon-Fiction, 1997
Small Change by Elizabeth HayFiction, 1997
This Ragged Place by Terry GlavinNon-Fiction, 1997
The Two Headed Calf by Sandra BirdsellFiction, 1997
The Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne JohnstonFiction 1998
The Electrical Field by Kerri SakamotoEnglish Fiction, 1998
Mamie's Children: Generations of Prairie Women (Non Fiction) by Judy SchultzNon-Fiction, 1998
Mrs King by Charlotte GrayNon-Fiction, 1998
The Quiet Limit of the World: A Journey to the North Pole to Investigate Global Warming by Wayne GradyNon-Fiction, 1998
Sandra Shamas: A Trilogy of Performances by Sandra ShamasDrama, 1998
Stolen Life: Journey Of A Cree Woman by Rudy WiebeNon-Fiction, 1998
Strange Heaven by Lynn CoadyFiction, 1998
The White Bone: A Novel by Barbara GowdyFiction, 1998
Baltimore's Mansion: A Memoir by Wayne JohnstonNon-Fiction, 1999
Can You Wave Bye, Bye, Baby?: Stories by Elyse GascoEnglish Fiction, 1999
Gloria by Keith MaillardEnglish Fiction, 1999
Paper Shadows: A Memoir of a Past Lost and Found by Wayson ChoyNon-Fiction, 1999
Pool-Hopping by Anne FlemingEnglish Fiction, 1999
Surpassing Wonder: The Invention of the Bible and the Talmuds by Donald Harman AkensonNon-Fiction, 1999
William Osler: A Life in Medicine by Michael BlissNon-Fiction, 1999
The Worlds Within Her by Neil BissoondathEnglish Fiction, 1999
The Blind Assassin by Margaret AtwoodEnglish Fiction, 2000
Mercy Among the Children by David Adams RichardsEnglish Fiction, 2000
Monkey Beach by Eden RobinsonEnglish Fiction, 2000
Question by Austin ClarkeEnglish Fiction, 2000
River in a Dry Land: A Prairie Passage by Trevor HerriotNon-Fiction, 2000
The Spinster and the Prophet: H.G. Wells, Florence Deeks, and the Case of the Plagiarized Text by A. B. McKillopNon-Fiction, 2000
A Story as Sharp as a Knife: The Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World by Robert BringhurstNon-Fiction, 2000
Grain of Truth: The Ancient Lessons of Craft by Ross LairdNon-Fiction, 2001
The Laughing One: A Journey to Emily Carr by Susan CreanNon-Fiction, 2001
Life of Pi by Yann MartelEnglish Fiction, 2001
Reading Pictures: A History of Love and Hate by Alberto ManguelNon-Fiction, 2001
Salamander by Thomas WhartonEnglish Fiction, 2001
The Stone Carvers by Jane UrquhartFiction, 2001
The Taste of Metal: A Deserter's Story by Jack ToddNon-Fiction, 2001
The Case of Lena S. by David BergenEnglish Fiction, 2002
The Navigator of New York by Wayne JohnstonEnglish Fiction, 2002
Possessing Genius: The Bizarre Odyssey of Einstein's Brain by Carolyn AbrahamNon-Fiction, 2002
Starting Out in the Afternoon by Jill FrayneNon-Fiction, 2002
Unless by Carol ShieldsFiction, 2002
Vis à vis : fieldnotes on poetry & wilderness by Don McKayNon-Fiction, 2002
When Words Deny the World by Stephen HenighanNon-Fiction, 2002
Garbo Laughs by Elizabeth HayFiction, 2003
Imagine a Night by Sarah L. ThomsonChildren's Literature-Text, 2003
A Keen Soldier: The Execution of Second World War Private Harold Pringle by Andrew ClarkNon-Fiction, 2003
Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross KingNon-Fiction, 2003
Missing Sarah: A Vancouver Woman Remembers Her Vanished Sister by Maggie de VriesNon-Fiction, 2003
Oryx and Crake by Margaret AtwoodFiction, 2003
Private View by Jean McNeilEnglish Fiction, 2003
The Several Lives of Orphan Jack by Sarah EllisChildren's Literature-Text, 2003
Ten Thousand Lovers by Edeet RavelEnglish Fiction, 2003
While Canada Slept: How We Lost Our Place in the World by Andrew CohenNon-Fiction, 2003
Acquainted with the Night: Excursions Through the World After Dark by Christopher DewdneyNon-Fiction, 2004
Dark Age Ahead by Jane JacobsNon-Fiction, 2004
I'll tell you a secret : a memory of seven summers by Anne ColemanNon-Fiction, 2004
Natasha: And Other Stories by David BezmozgisEnglish Fiction, 2004
Norman Bray in the Performance of His Life by Trevor ColeEnglish Fiction, 2004
Runaway by Alice MunroFiction, 2004
Some Great Thing by Colin McAdamEnglish Fiction, 2004
Wisdom & Metaphor by Jan ZwickyNon-Fiction, 2004
Alphabet by Kathy PageEnglish Fiction, 2005
John the Painter: Terrorist of the American Revolution by Jessica WarnerNon-Fiction, 2005
Ladykiller: Stories by Charlotte GillEnglish Fiction, 2005
The Molly Fire by Michael MitchellNon-Fiction, 2005
Nellcott Is My Darling by Golda FriedEnglish Fiction, 2005
Riding with Rilke: Reflections on Motorcycles and Books by Ted BishopNon-Fiction, 2005
Three Day Road by Joseph BoydenEnglish Fiction, 2005
Written in the Flesh: A History of Desire by Edward ShorterNon-Fiction, 2005
Airstream Land Yacht by Ken BabstockPoetry, 2006
The Dodecahedron: Or A Frame for Frames by Paul GlennonEnglish Fiction, 2006
The Empire of Mind: Digital Piracy and the Anti-Capitalist Movement (Digital Futures) by Michael StrangeloveNon-Fiction, 2006
The Fearsome Particles by Trevor ColeFiction, 2006
Gargoyles: Stories by Bill GastonEnglish Fiction, 2006
The Half-Lives of Pat Lowther by Christine WiesenthalNon-Fiction, 2006
The Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montreal by Afua CooperNon-Fiction, 2006
Inventory by Dionne BrandPoetry, 2006
De Niro's Game by Rawi HageEnglish Fiction, 2006
Starlight Tour: The Last, Lonely Night of Neil Stonechild by Susanne ReberNon-Fiction, 2006
28: Stories of AIDS in Africa by Stephanie NolenNon-Fiction, 2007
The Assassin's Song by M. G. VassanjiEnglish Fiction, 2007
Citizen of the World: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Volume One: 1919-1968 by John EnglishNon-Fiction, 2007
The Door by Margaret AtwoodPoetry, 2007
Enter the Babylon System: Unpacking Gun Culture from Samuel Colt to 50 Cent by Rodrigo BascuñánNon-Fiction, 2007
Helpless by Barbara GowdyFiction, 2007
Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'NeillFiction, 2007
Muybridge's Horse by Rob WingerPoetry, 2007
Silence of the Songbirds: How We Are Losing the World's Songbirds and What We Can Do to Save Them by Bridget StutchburyNon-Fiction, 2007
Soucouyant by David Chariandy2007
Theories of Relativity by Barbara Haworth-AttardFiction, 2007
Yesno by Dennis LeePoetry, 2007
Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka GalchenEnglish Fiction, 2008
The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek by Sid MartyNon-Fiction, 2008
Cockroach by Rawi HageFiction 2008
The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need by Chris TurnerNon-Fiction, 2008
God's Mercies: Rivalry, Betrayal, and the Dream of Discovery by Douglas HunterNon-Fiction, 2008
The Great Karoo by Fred StensonFiction, 2008
An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarian Action in the Twenty-first Century by James OrbinskiNon-Fiction, 2008
The Lost Highway by David Adams RichardsEnglish Fiction, 2008
Museum of Bone and Water by Nicole BrossardPoetry, 2008
American Raj: Liberation or Domination?: Resolving the Conflict Between the West and the Muslim World by Eric MargolisNon-Fiction, 2009
The Cello Suites: J. S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece by Eric SiblinNon-Fiction, 2009
Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945 by Randall HansenNon-Fiction, 2009
Galore by Michael CrummeyEnglish Fiction, 2009
The Golden Mean by Annabel LyonEnglish Fiction, 2009
Grass, Sky, Song: Promise and Peril in the World of Grassland Birds by Trevor HerriotNon-Fiction, 2009
The Imaginary Garden by Andrew LarsenChildren's Literature - Illustration, 2009
Too Much Happiness by Alice MunroEnglish Fiction, 2009
Vanishing and Other Stories (P.S.) by Deborah WillisEnglish Fiction, 2009
ᐅᓕᒍᖅ / Alego by Ningeokuluk TeeveeChildren's Literature - Text, 2009
&: A Serial Poem by Daryl HinePoetry, 2010
Annabel by Kathleen WinterFiction, 2010
The Boy in the Moon: A Father's Journey to Understand His Extraordinary Son by Ian BrownNon-Fiction, 2010
Burmese Lessons: A true love story by Karen ConnellyNon-Fiction, 2010
Circus (Poetry By Individual Poets) by Michael HarrisPoetry, 2010
Courageous by Michael HealeyDrama, 2010
Deepwater Vee by Melanie SiebertPoetry, 2010
Exploding into Night by Sandy PoolPoetry, 2010
Free as a Bird by Gina McMurchy-BarberChildren's Literature - Text, 2010
A History of Marriage by Elizabeth AbbottNon-Fiction, 2010
Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau: 1968-2000 by John EnglishNon-Fiction, 2010
The Lady in the Red Dress by David YeeDrama, 2010
Maleficium by Martine DesjardinsFrench Fiction, 2010
Me, Myself and Ike by K. L. DenmanChildren's Literature - Text, 2010
Motorcycles & Sweetgrass by Drew Hayden TaylorFiction, 2010
Room by Emma DonoghueFiction, 2010
Scars by Cheryl RainfieldChildren's Literature - Text, 2010
Such Creatures by Judith ThompsonDrama, 2010
Tyranny by Lesley FairfieldChildren's Literature - Text, 2010
Waiting for Joe by Sandra BirdsellFiction, 2010
Along a Long Road by Frank VivaChildren's Literature - Illustration, 2011
Apocalypse for Beginners by Nicolas DicknerTranslation, 2011
Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-JonesChildren's Literature - Text, 2011
Cosmographia: A Post-Lucrecian Faux Micro-Epic by Michael BoughnPoetry, 2011
The Damned by Nathan M. GreenfieldNon-Fiction, 2011
Dirty Feet by Edem AwumeyTranslation, 2011
Discovery Passages by Garry Thomas MorsePoetry, 2011
Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing North America's Great Forests by Andrew NikiforukNon-Fiction, 2011
Exit by Nelly ArcanTranslation, 2011
Fieldnotes, a Forensic by Kate EichhornPoetry, 2011
Fishing with Gubby by Gary KentChildren's Literature - Illustration, 2011
The Free World by David BezmozgisFiction, 2011
Gas Girls by Donna-Michelle St. BernardDrama, 2011
Half Blood Blues by Esi EdugyanFiction, 2011
A Hare in the Elephant's Trunk by Jan CoatesChildren's Literature - Text, 2011
House of Many Tongues by Jonathan GarfinkelDrama, 2011
Lenin's Embalmers by Vern ThiessenDrama, 2011
The Little Shadows by Marina EndicottFiction, 2011
The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit by Jj LeeNon-Fiction, 2011
Meridian Line by Paul BelangerTranslation, 2011
Migrant by Maxine TrottierChildren's Literature - Illustration, 2011
Minor Complications: Two Plays by Brendan GallDrama, 2011
Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times by Richard J. GwynNon-Fiction, 2011
No Ordinary Day by Deborah EllisChildren's Literature - Text, 2011
Origami Dove by Susan MusgravePoetry, 2011
Red Wagon by Renata LiwskaChildren's Literature - Illustration, 2011
This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth OppelChildren's Literature - Text, 2011
Touch by Alexi ZentnerFiction, 2011
Any Bright Horse by Lisa PasoldPoetry, 2012
Brothel #9 by Anusree RoyDrama, 2012
Dr. Brinkley's Tower by Robert HoughFiction, 2012
The Grave Robber's Apprentice by Allan StrattonChildren's Literature - Text, 2012
The Headmaster's Wager by Vincent LamFiction, 2012
Into the silence by Wade DavisNon-Fiction, 2012
The Juliet Stories by Carrie SnyderFiction, 2012
Li'l Bastard by David McGimpseyPoetry, 2012
The New Measures by A. F. MoritzPoetry, 2012
The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Celia Franca by Carol Bishop-GwynNon-Fiction, 2012
The Romeo Initiative by Trina DaviesDrama, 2012
Sailing to Babylon by James PollockPoetry, 2012
Seraphina by Rachel HartmanChildren's Literature - Text, 2012
Siege 13: Stories by Tamas DobozyFiction, 2012
A Thousand Farewells: A Reporter's Journey from Refugee Camp to the Arab Spring by Nahlah AyedNon-Fiction, 2012
Under the Moon by Deborah KerbelChildren's Literature - Text, 2012
What We Talk About When We Talk About War by Noah RichlerNon-Fiction, 2012
A Beautiful Truth by Colin McAdamFiction, 2013
Becoming Holmes by Shane PeacockChildren's Literature - Text, 2013
Birds, Metals, Stones & Rain by Russell ThorntonPoetry, 2013
Bite Down Little Whisper by Don DomanskiPoetry, 2013
Counting Back From Nine by Valerie SherrardChildren's Literature - Text, 2013
The Hungry Ghosts by Shyam SelvaduraiFiction, 2013
The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty by Nina MunkNon-Fiction, 2013
The Juggler's Children: A Journey into Family, Legend and the Genes that Bind Us by Carolyn AbrahamNon-Fiction, 2013
The Lion Seeker by Kenneth BonertFiction, 2013
The Memory of Water (Life Writing) by Allen SmutyloNon-Fiction, 2013
Once Upon a Northern Night by Jean E. PendziwolChildren's Literature - Text, 2013
The Orenda by Joseph BoydenFiction, 2013
The Polymers by Adam DickinsonPoetry, 2013
Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother by Priscila UppalNon-Fiction, 2013
Shakespeare's Nigga by Joseph Jomo PierreDrama, 2013
The Swearing Jar by Kate HewlettDrama, 2013
Where The Sun Shines Best by Austin ClarkePoetry, 2013
The White Bicycle by Beverley BrennaChildren's Literature - Text, 2013
A God in Need of Help by Sean DixonDrama, 2014
Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri UegakiChildren illustrated, 2014
Jeremy Stone by Lesley ChoyceChildren text, 2014
Julia, Child by Kyo MaclearChildren's illustration, 2014
Juliet Was a Surprise by Bill GastonFiction, 2014
Know the Night: A Memoir of Survival in the Small Hours by Maria MutchNonfiction, 2014
Leaving Howe Island by Sadiqa de MeijerPoetry, 2014
Light Light by Julie JoostenPoetry, 2014
My October by Claire Holden RothmanFiction, 2014
The Night Gardener by Jonathan AuxierChildren text, 2014
The Oil Man and the Sea: A Modern Misadventure on the Pacific Tanker Route by Arno KopeckyNonfiction, 2014
Once Upon a Memory by Nina LadenChildren illustrated, 2014
The Opening Sky by Joan ThomasFiction, 2014
Prologue for the Age of Consequence by Garth MartensPoetry, 2014
The Secret Mask by Rick ChafeDrama, 2014
Skraelings: Clashes in the Old Arctic by Rachel Qitsualik-TinsleyChildren text, 2014
Sweetland by Michael CrummeyFiction, 2014
That Elusive Spark by Janet MunsilDrama, 2014
À la recherche de New Babylon by Dominique Scalinot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2015
Captive by Claudine Dumontnot in English Common KnowledgeTranslation, 2015
The Evening Chorus by Helen Humphreys2015
La Fabrica by Marilyne Fortinnot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2015
The Goddess of Fireflies by Genevieve Pettersennot in English Common KnowledgeTranslation, 2015
How You Were Born by Kate Cayley2015
In Search of New Babylon by Dominque Scali2015
The Lake by Perrine Leblancnot in English Common KnowledgeTranslation, 2015
Montcalm And Wolfe: Two Men Who Forever Changed the Course of Canadian History by Roch Carriernot in English Common KnowledgeTranslation, 2015
MxT by Sina Queyrasnot in English Common KnowledgeTranslation, 2015
Outline: A Novel by Rachel Cusk2015
The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsennot in English Common KnowledgeTranslation, 2015
Stolen Sisters: The Story of Two Missing Girls, Their Families, and How Canada Has Failed Indigenous Women by Emmanuelle Walternot in English Common KnowledgeTranslation, 2015
The Winter Family: A Novel by Clifford Jackman2015
The Branch by Mireille Messiernot in English Common KnowledgeYoung People's Literature - Illustrated Books, 2016
The Break by Katherena Vermette2016
Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone) by Kamal Al-SolayleeNonfiction, 2016
Concord Floral by Jordan Tannahillnot in English Common KnowledgeDrama, 2016
The Emperor of Any Place by Tim Wynne-Jonesnot in English Common KnowledgeYoung People's Literature - Text, 2016
A Hungry Lion, or, A Dwindling Assortment of Animals by Lucy Ruth Cumminsnot in English Common Knowledge Young People's Literature - Illustrated Books, 2016
In-Between Days: A Memoir About Living with Cancer by Teva HarrisonNonfiction, 2016
Kill Me Now by Brad Frasernot in English Common KnowledgeDrama, 2016
A Man A Fish by Donna-Michelle St. Bernardnot in English Common KnowledgeDrama, 2016
Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World by Marc RaboyNonfiction, 2016
Marry & Burn by Rachel Rosenot in English Common KnowledgePoetry, 2016
Once, in a Town Called Moth by Trilby Kentnot in English Common KnowledgeYoung People's Literature - Text, 2016
Ooko by Esmé Shapironot in English Common KnowledgeYoung People's Literature - Illustrated Books, 2016
The Parcel by Anosh Irani2016
Prairie Harbour by Garry Thomas Morsenot in English Common KnowledgePoetry, 2016
Regeneration Machine by Joe Denhamnot in English Common KnowledgePoetry, 2016
A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnstonnot in English Common KnowledgeYoung People's Literature - Text, 2016
Throaty Wipes by Susan HolbrookPoetry, 2016
The Unquiet by Mikaela Everettnot in English Common Knowledge Young People's Literature - Text, 2016
The White Cat and the Monk: A Retelling of the Poem "Pangur Bán" by Jo Ellen Bogartnot in English Common KnowledgeYoung People's Literature - Illustrated Books, 2016
Willem De Kooning's Paintbrush by Kerry-Lee Powell2016
Yiddish for Pirates by Gary Barwin2016
117 Nordnot in English Common KnowledgeFrench fiction, 2017
All the Beloved Ghosts by Alison MacLeod2017
All We Leave Behind: A Reporter's Journey into the Lives of Others by Carol OffNonfiction, 2017
The Dishwasher by Stéphane LarueFrench fiction, 2017
Frères : roman by David Clersonnot in English Common KnowledgeTranslation, 2017
The Hand-over: A Can-Lit How Dunnit by Elaine Dewarnot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2017
The Illegal by Lawrence Hillnot in English Common KnowledgeTranslation, 2017
L'imparfaite amitié by Mylène Bouchardnot in English Common KnowledgeFrench fiction, 2017
The Longest Year by Daniel Greniernot in English Common KnowledgeTranslation. 2017
Lost in September by Kathleen Winter2017
The Search for Heinrich Schlögel: A Novel by Martha Baillienot in English Common KnowledgeTranslation, 2017
Soigner, aimer by Ouanessa Younsinot in English Common KnowledgeFrench nonfition, 2017
La solitude de l'écrivain de fond by Daniel Greniernot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2017
Uncertain Weights and Measures by Jocelyn Parr2017
Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWittnot in English Common KnowledgeTranslation, 2017
Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD by Roméo Dallairenot in English Common KnowledgeTranslation, 2017
The Water Beetles by Michael Kaan2017
Where I Live Now: A Journey through Love and Loss to Healing and Hope by Sharon Butalanot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2017
Where It Hurts by Sarah de Leeuwnot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2017
Because: A Lyric Memoir by Joshua MenschPoetry, 2018
Beirut Hellfire Society by Rawi HageFiction, 2018
La Bete Creuse by Christophe BernardFrench Fiction, 2018
The Blue Clerk: Ars Poetica in 59 Versos by Dionne BrandPoetry, 2018
Dead Reckoning: How I Came to Meet the Man Who Murdered My Father by Carys CraggNonfiction, 2018
Explosions: Michael Bay and the Pyrotechnics of the Imagination by Mathieu PoulinTranslation, 2018
Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie MailhotNonfiction, 2018
Homes: A Refugee Story by Abu Bakr al RabeeahNonfiction, 2018
Jacob-Isaac Segal (1896-1954) : un poète yiddish de Montréal et son milieu by Pierre AnctilTranslation, 2018
Jonny Appleseed by Joshua WhiteheadFiction, 2018
Little Beast by Julie DemersTranslation, 2018
Manikanetish by Naomi FontaineFrench Fiction, 2018
Les Noyades Secondaires by Bock Maxime RaymondFrench Fiction, 2018
Songs For The Cold Of Heart by Eric DupontTranslation, 2018
This Wound is a World by Billy-Ray BelcourtPoetry, 2018
The Wife's Tale: A Personal History by Aida EdemariamNonfiction, 2018
Women Talking by Miriam ToewsFiction, 2018
Zolitude by Paige CooperFiction, 2018
887 by Robert LepageFrench to English translation, 2019
Albert's Quiet Quest by Isabelle ArsenaultChildren's illustration, 2019
Birdsong by Julie FlettChildren's illustration, 2019
Break in Case of Emergency: A Novel by Brian FrancisChildren's literature, 2019
City of Omens: A Search for the Missing Women of the Borderlands by Dan WerbNon-fiction, 2019
Clin d'Oeil au Temps Qui Passe by Antonine MailletFrench Non-Fiction, 2019
Cold White Sun by Sue Farrell HollerChildren's literature, 2019
Eye by Marianne MicrosFiction, 2019
Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times by Dr. Alan WalkerNon-fiction, 2019
Girl of the Southern Sea by Michelle KadarusmanChildren's literature, 2019
The Grey Sisters by Jo TreggiariChildren's literature, 2019
How to Avoid Huge Ships by Julie BruckPoetry, 2019
How to Give Your Cat a Bath: In Five Easy Steps by Nicola WinstanleyChildren's illustration, 2019
The Innocents by Michael CrummeyFiction, 2019
King Mouse by Cary FaganChildren's illustration, 2019
Late Breaking by K. D. MillerFiction, 2019
Maisons fauves : roman by Éléonore GoldbergFrench Fiction, 2019
Mina parmi les ombres by Edem AwumeyFrench Fiction, 2019
La Minotaure : roman by Mariève MaréchalFrench Fiction, 2019
Sea Trial: Sailing After My Father by Brian HarveyNon-fiction, 2019
St. Boniface Elegies by Catherine HunterPoetry, 2019
The Student by Cary FaganFiction, 2019
TERRE (LA) by Sylvie DrapeauFrench Fiction, 2019
Tiny Lights for Travellers (Wayfarer) by Naomi K. LewisNon-fiction, 2019
TREATY# by Armand Garnet RuffoPoetry, 2019
Vi by Kim ThúyFrench to English translation, 2019

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Each year, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Governor General of Canada collaborate to honour the finest in Canadian literature.

The categories are: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, children’s literature (text and illustration) and translation

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