Governor General's Literary Award


The ghosts that haunt the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Awards

For the first time in years, the shortlists of the three major literary awards—the GG’s being the last to release—are distinct

Who wins Canada’s literary prizes — and why

A closer look at the Gillers, the Writer’s Trust and the Governor General awards
Author Madeleine Thien. (Photograph by Will Lew)

Madeleine Thien’s book about history’s fluidity wins a history-rich prize

She may not have taken the Man Booker, but Madeleine Thien’s ’Do Not Say We Have Nothing’ is a worthy winner of the Governor General’s Award
Stack of award winning books.  Photograph by May Truong

Do women writers have ‘literary cooties’?

A remarkable study of the kinds of books that win big prizes reveals this: Don’t write about women. Unless, that is, you’re a man.
The new Canadian literary odd couple

The new Canadian literary odd couple

The approval of literary juries isn’t all that links Patrick Dewitt and Esi Edugyan
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Dead: happily-ever-after endings

Lasting romance, if not dead in contemporary literature, certainly isn’t winning any prizes