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Announcement (National): “Pig Girl” Wins – Governor General’s Literary Awards 2016

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Announcement (National): “Pig Girl” Wins – Governor General’s Literary Awards 2016

Colleen Murphy, Playwright (Pig Girl)Recipients of the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Awards announced October 25!

The 14 winning titles in English and French, chosen from a shortlist of 68 finalists, represent the best Canadian books of the year. These books offer great opportunities to enjoy new work by established authors and discover new favourites by first-time winners.

For a complete list of the GGBooks winners, please click here!

Colleen Murphy, University of Alberta Playwright-in-Residence, received the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama for Pig Girl, which premiered in Edmonton, in 2013, with Theatre Network.

JURY STATEMENT: “Colleen Murphy weaves a masterfully structured examination of humanity within our most inhumane moments.Pig Girl forces us to relentlessly bear witness to a single night of horror that echoes the silenced ongoing violence against women. Difficult and harrowing, it asks us to acknowledge our collective responsibility. Arresting. Undeniable. Unforgettable.”

Pig Girl by Colleen Murphy

Photo: Colleen Murphy by Heidi Hamilton.

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