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Winners of the 2012 Governor General's Literary Awards Announced

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The winners of the 2012 Governor General's Literary Awards were announced this morning at the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec. Each winner was awarded $25,000 and a specially-bound copy of his or her winning book. The publisher of each winning book received $3,000 to support promotional activities. The non-winning finalists were each awarded $1,000, bringing the total value of the awards to approximately $450,000.

English-Language Winners:
Linda Spalding, The Purchase (McClelland & Stewart)

Julie Bruck, Monkey Ranch (Brick Books)

Catherine Banks, It is Solved by Walking (Playwrights Canada Press)

Ross King, Leonardo and the Last Supper (Bond Street Books)

Children's Literature — Text
Susin Nielsen, The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen (Tundra Books)

Children's Literature — Illustration
Isabelle Arsenault, Virginia Wolf, text by Kyo Maclear (Kids Can Press)

Translation — French to English
Nigel Spencer, Mai at the Predators’ Ball (House of Anansi Press) English translation of Mai au bal des prédateurs by Marie-Claire Blais (Les Éditions du Boréal)

French-Language Winners:
France Daigle, Pour sûr (Éditions du Boréal)

Maude Smith Gagnon, Un drap. Une place. (Éditions Triptyque)

Geneviève Billette, Contre le temps (Leméac Éditeur)

Normand Chaurette, Comment tuer Shakespeare (Presses de l’Université de Montréal)

Children's Literature — Text
Aline Apostolska, Un été d’amour et de cendres (Leméac Éditeur)

Children's Literature — Illustration
Élise Gravel, La clé à molette, text by Élise Gravel (Éditions de la courte échelle)

Translation — English to French
Alain Roy, Glenn Gould (Éditions du Boréal). French translation of Glenn Gould by Mark Kingwell (Penguin Group Canada).

For additional information about the Governor General’s Awards, go to the the Canada Council GGs website.

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