Ottawa, October 2, 2013 – The Canada Council for the Arts today announced the list of finalists for the 2013 Governor General’s Literary Awards. The GGs are awarded in both official languages, in seven categories: fiction, poetry, drama, non‑fiction, children’s literature (text and illustration) and translation.
“Get ready for late nights!” said Robert Sirman, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts. “Great books abound among this year’s GG finalists and you won’t be able to put them down. Further proof of the prolific and potent Canadian literary scene.”
The Nominees for drama Include:
- Nicolas Billon (Toronto), Fault Lines (Coach House Books)
- *Meg Braem (Calgary), Blood: A Scientific Romance (Playwrights Canada Press)
- Kate Hewlett (Stratford, Ont.), The Swearing Jar (Scirocco Drama)
- Lawrence Jeffery (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.), Frenchtown (Exile Editions)
- Joseph Jomo Pierre (Toronto), Shakespeare’s Nigga (Playwrights Canada Press)
Downloadable images of the shortlisted books and additional information are available on the Canada Council’s website. Follow the conversation on Twitter through @CanadaCouncil and by using the hashtag #GGbooks. Like the Canada Council’s Facebook page for all the latest updates.