The Finalists for the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards

The finalists for the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards were announced this morning. The Canada Council for the Arts celebrates great books: the Governor General’s Literary Awards recognizes finalists and winners in seven categories for both official languages and for readers of all ages.

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

Young People’s Literature- Text

  • Sweep by Jonathan Auxier (Puffin Canada)
  • The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis (Scholastic)
  • Learning to Breathe by Janice Lynn Mather (Simon & Schuster)
  • Winnie’s Great War by Lindsay Mattick and Josh Greenhut, illustrated by Sophie Blackall (HarperCollins)
  • Ebb & Flow by Heather Smith (Kids Can Press)

Young People’s Literature- Illustration

  • Ocean Meets Sky by Eric Fan & Terry Fan (Simon & Schuster)
  • Africville by Shauntay Grant, illustrated by Eva Campbell (Groundwood Books)
  • Go Show the World by Wab Kinew, illustrated by Joe Morse (Tundra Books)
  • They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki (Groundwood Books)
  • At the Pond by Werner Zimmermann (Scholastic)

Young People’s Literature- Text (French)

  • 13 000 ans et des poussières by Camille Bouchard (Soulières éditeur)
  • Ferdinand F., 81 ans, chenille by Mario Brassard (Soulières éditeur)
  • Les Marées by Brigitte Vaillancourt (Les Éditions du Boréal)
  • Maman veut partir by Jonathan Bécotte (Leméac Éditeur)
  • Un dernier songe avant le grand sommeil by Jocelyn Boisvert (Soulières éditeur)

Young People’s Literature- Illustration (French)

  • Jules et Jim : frères d’armes by Jacques Goldstyn (Bayard Canada)
  • Le chemin de la montagne by Marianne Dubuc (Comme des géants)
  • Les mots d’Eunice by Gabriella Gendreau and Nahid Kazemi (Éditions de l’Isatis)
  • Lili Macaroni : je suis comme je suis! by Nicole Testa and Annie Boulanger (Dominique et compagni)
  • Une histoire de cancer qui finit bien by Marianne Ferrer et India Desjardins (Les Éditions de la Pastèque)

The winner in each category will receive $25,000. The winners will be announced on Oct. 30, 2018. Find out more about the English awards through here and read more from the CBC here. For the French awards, read more here.