2021 Governor General's Literary Awards Finalists
The Governor General's Literary Awards were created in 1936 by the country's 15th Governor General, John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir. Buchan was also an author best known for the adventure novel, The Thirty-Nine Steps.
The awards are presented in 14 categories -- 7 in each of the official languages. The winner in each category receives $25,000 and each finalist is awarded $1,000.
The complete list can be found at Governor General's Literary Awards. Here are the nominees in the English Adult categories.
Crippled by Paul David Power
Selfie by Christine Quintana
Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes by Hannah Moscovitch
Take D Milk, Nah? by Jivesh Parasram
Two Indians by Falen Johnson
Fictional Father by Joe Ollmann
Home Waltz by G. A. Grisenthwaite
Second Place by Rachel Cusk
Tainna: The Unseen Ones, Short Stories by Norma Dunning
You are Eating an Orange. You are Naked. by Sheung-King
Alfabet/Alphabet: A Memoir of a First Language by Sadiqa de Meijer
Care of: Letters, Connections, and Cures by Ivan Coyote
The Day the World Stops Shopping by J. B. MacKinnon
Revery: A Year of Bees by Jenna Butler
What I Remember, What I Know: The Life of a High Arctic Exile by Larry Audlaluk
A History of the Theories of Rain by Stephen Collis
The Junta of Happenstance by Tolu Oloruntoba
Sulphurtongue by Rebecca Salazar
A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure by Hoa Nguyen
The Untranslatable I by Roxanna Bennett
- Not currently in the library system.
Translation: French to English
In this category, the award is presented to the translator of the work.
A Cemetery for Bees by Alina Dumitrescu, translated by Katia Grubisic
The Lover, The Lake by Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau, translated by Susan Ouriou
Paul at Home by Michel Rabagliati, translated by Helge Dascher and Rob Aspinall
People, State, and War Under the French Regime in Canada by Louise Dechêne, translated by Peter Feldstein
This Radiant Life by Chantal Neveu, translated by Erin Moure
The winners will be announced on November 17, 2021.