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Congrats GG Nominees

Over their 80 years, the GG Awards have expanded to include 7 categories, in both French and English, with a $25,000 prize. They have celebrated nearly 700 works by over 500 authors, poets, playwrights, translators and illustrators.

For the winners and finalists, the awards bring valuable recognition from peers and readers across the country. For the Canada Council for the Arts, which administers, funds and promotes the awards, they are an opportunity to promote Canadian literature and to invite people of all ages and backgrounds to read great books!

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GG Nominees at Wordfest 2016

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
The Break by Katherena Vermette
The Parcel by Anosh Irani
In-Between Days: A Memoir About Living with Cancer by Teva Harrison

Don’t Miss This Event at Wordfest 2016

What to Read: The Best of the GGs

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15 OCT 2016
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Governor General’s Literary Awards, a selection of past winners and finalists take to the stage as they plug their favourite titles (and confess their GG Author Crushes) from the full list of recipients of the prestigious award since its inauguration in 1936. Copies of the recommended titles (if still available) will be sold as special gift sets after the show. With support from the Canada Council for the Arts.