2020 Governor General's Literary Award Winners
The winners of the 2020 Governor General's Literary Awards were announced on June 1, 2021. The awards, usually presented in the fall, had been postponed due to Covid-19.
Awards are presented in 14 categories — 7 in each of the official languages.
These are the winners in the English Adult categories:
Kamloopa: An Indigenous Matriarch's Story by Kim Senklip Harvey with The Fire Company
Bug by Yolanda Bonnell
Guarded Girls by Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman
Quick Bright Things by Christopher Cook
Sound of the Beast by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
The Baudelaire Fractal by Lisa Robertson
Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi
Indians on Vacation by Thomas King
Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
This Red Line Goes Straight to your Heart: A Memoir in Halves by Madhur Anand
Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability and Making Space by Amanda Leduc
A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt
Rebent Sinner by Ivan Coyote
Shame on Me: An Anatomy of Race and Belonging by Tessa McWatt
Norma Jeane Baker of Troy by Anne Carson
The Dyzgraphxst by Canesia Lubrin
Eight Track: Poems and Photographs by Oana Avasilichioaei
Orrery by Donna Kane
Render by Sachiko Murakami
Translation: French to English Winner
In this category, the award is presented to the translator of the work.
If You Hear Me by Pascale Quiviger, translation by Lazer Lederhendler
Amaryllis and Little Witch by Pascal Brullemans, translation by Alexis Diamond
Back Roads by Andrée A. Michaud, translation by J.C. Sutcliffe
The Country Will Bring Us No Peace by Matthieu Simard, translation by Pablo Strauss
The Neptune Room by Bertrand Laverdure, translation by Oana Avasilichioaei
The full list of winners can be found on the Governor General's Literary Awards website.
The Governor General's Literary Awards will return in the fall for the presentation of the 2021 awards.