2021 Governor General's Literary Awards Winners
The winners of this year's Governor General's Literary Awards were announced on November 17, 2021.
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.
These are the winners and finalists in the English Adult categories.
Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes by Hannah Moscovitch
Crippled by Paul David Power
Selfie by Christine Quintana
Take D Milk, Nah? by Jivesh Parasram
Two Indians by Falen Johnson
Tainna: The Unseen Ones, Short Stories by Norma Dunning
Fictional Father by Joe Ollmann
Home Waltz by G. A. Grisenthwaite
Second Place by Rachel Cusk
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
The Junta of Happenstance by Tolu Oloruntoba
A History of the Theories of Rain by Stephen Collis
Sulphurtongue by Rebecca Salazar
A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure by Hoa Nguyen
The Untranslatable I by Roxanna Bennett
Translation: French to English Winner
In this category, the award is presented to the translator of the work.
This Radiant Life by Chantal Neveu, translated by Erin Moure
Translation: French to English Finalists
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