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The Canada Council for the Arts announced the winners of the 2001 Governor General's Literary Awards.

Winners 2002 English | Winners 2002 French | Past Winners | Literature Awards Canada

Governor General's Literary Awards

The Governor General's Literary Awards winners are chosen by independent peer juries in each category (seven English and seven French), appointed by the Canada Council for the Arts. The juries, which meet separately, consider all eligible books published between the previous September 1st through September 30th of the current year,  for English-language books and between the previous July 1st and June 30th of the current year for French-language books.

The awards are presented by the Governor General of Canada and the Chairman of the Canada Council for the Arts.

The winners each receive a check for $15,000 (an increase from the previous $10,000) and a specially-crafted copy of the winning book. The Governor General will also present certificates to the publishers of the prize-winning books.

Since 1998, the Canada Council for the Arts has awarded a $3,000 grant to the publishers of the winning works to support special promotional activities such as posters, bookmarks, promotional tours and advertising initiatives.

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Governor General's Literary Awards 2002 English

Fiction: Gloria Sawai for A Song for Nettie Johnson | Paperback

Poetry: Roy Miki for Surrender

Drama: Kevin Kerr for Unity | Paperback

Non-Fiction: Andrew Nikiforuk for Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig’s War Against Big Oil | Hardcover | Paperback

Children's Literature, Text: Martha Brooks for True Confessions of a Heartless Girl | Hardcover | Paperback

Children's Literature, Illustration: Wallace Edwards for Alphabeasts, text by Wallace Edwards | Hardcover

Translation: Nigel Spencer for Thunder and Light, by Marie-Claire Blais | Hardcover

Governor General's Literary Awards 2002 French

Fiction: Monique LaRue for La Gloire de Cassiodore | Hardcover

Poetry: Robert Dickson for Humains paysages en temps de paix relative

Drama: Daniel Danis for Le Langue-à-Langue des chiens de roche

Non-Fiction: Judith Lavoie for Mark Twain et la parole noire

Children's Literature - Text: Hélène Vachon for L’oiseau de passage

Children's Literature - Illustration: Luc Melanson for Le grand voyage de Monsieur, text by Gilles Tibo

Translation Paule Pierre-Noyart for Histoire universelle de la chasteté et du célibat, by Elizabeth Abbott

Governor General's Literary Awards 2001 English

Fiction Richard B. Wright for Clara Callan | Hardcover | Audio Cassette | Audio CD | Microsoft e-book | Adobe e-book | Audiobooks

Non-Fiction: Thomas Homer-Dixon for The Ingenuity Gap |  Hardcover | Digital (Microsoft Reader)

Poetry George Elliott Clarke for Execution Poems | Out of Print Find it Here

Drama Kent Stetson for The Harps of God | Paperback

Children's Literature - Text Arthur Slade for Dust  | Out of Print Find it Here

Children's Literature - Illustration Mireille Levert for An Island in the Soup, text by Mireille Levert |  Hardcover

Translation Fred A. Reed and David Homel for Fairy Ring ; English translation of Le Cercle de Clara, by Martine Desjardins

Governor General's Literary Awards 2001 French

Fiction Le ravissement  Andrée A. Michaud

Non-Fiction Renée Dupuis for Quel Canada pour les Autochtones? La fin de l'exclusion

Poetry Paul Chanel Malenfant for Des ombres portées

Drama Normand Chaurette for Le Petit Köchel

Children's Literature - Text Christiane Duchesne for Jomusch et le troll des cuisines

Children's Literature - Illustration Bruce Roberts for Fidèles éléphants, text by Yukio Tsuchiya, translated by Michèle Marineau

Translation Michel Saint-Germain for No Logo : La Tyrannie des marques; French translation of No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, by Naomi Klein

Governor General's Literary Awards

Adult fiction category - English and French, $10,000

2001 Clara Callan by Richard B. Wright | Hardcover | Audio Cassette | Audio CD | Microsoft e-book | Adobe e-book | Audiobooks

Le ravissement  Andrée A. Michaud

2000 Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette (Unabridged) | Audio CD (Unabridged) | Large Print | e-book (Microsoft Reader)

Un vent se lève qui éparpille  Jean Marc Dalpé

1999 Elizabeth and After by Matt Cohen | Paperback

La Danse juive  Lise Tremblay

1998 Forms of Devotion  Diane Schoemperlen

La Terre Ferme  Christiane Frenette

1997 The Underpainter by Jane Urquhart | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette

Cet imperceptible mouvement Claudette Charbonneau-Tissot

1996 The Englishman's Boy by Guy Vanderhaeghe | Paperback | Audio Cassette

Soifs Marie-Claire Blais

1995 The Roaring Girl: Stories by Greg Hollingshead | Paperback

Les Oiseaux de Saint - John Perse by Nicole Houde

1994 A Discovery of Strangers by Rudy Wiebe | Paperback

The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields | Paperback | Library Binding 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Stone Diaries

1993 Le Petit aigle à tête blanche Robert Lalonde

Cantique des plaines Nancy Huston

1992 The English Patient Michael Ondaatje | DVD | VHS | Soundtrack | Hardcover | Paperback

L'enfant chargé de songes Anne Hébert

1991 Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry | Paperback Booker Prize Longlist 2002 for Family Matters | Audio Cassette | Hardcover

La Croix du Nord André Brochu

1990 Lives of Saints Nino Ricci

La Mauvaise foi Gérald Tougas

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