Updated: 75th Governor General’s Literary Awards

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Updated: 75th Governor General’s Literary Awards

Update: November 15, 2011 – Erin Shields is the winner of the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Awards (English Language Drama), in recognition of her play If We Were Birds.  Congratulations!

On October 11th, the Canada Council for the Arts announced the 68 finalists for the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Awards. The GGs, Canada’s national book awards, celebrate the excellence of Canadian writers, illustrators and translators. The English and French awards are in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, children’s literature (text and illustration) and translation. 

The five nominees for Drama are listed below:

  • Brendan Gall, Toronto, Minor Complications: Two Plays 
    (Coach House Books; distributed by LitDistCo ) (ISBN 978-1-55245-237-0)
  • Jonathan Garfinkel, Toronto, House of Many Tongues 
    ( Playwrights Canada Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press 
    (ISBN 978-0-88754-960-1)
  • Erin Shields, Toronto, If We Were Birds 
    (Playwrights Canada Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press 
    (ISBN 978-1-77091-012-6)
  • Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, Toronto, Gas Girls 
    ( Playwrights Canada Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press 
    (ISBN 978-0-88754-966-3)
  • Vern Thiessen, Astoria (New York) and Winnipeg (Manitoba), Lenin’s Embalmers 
    (Playwrights Canada Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press 
    (ISBN 978-0-88754-970-0)

For more information and to see the full list of nominees, visit the Canada Council for the Arts’ website.