Winners of the 2015 Governor General’s Literary Award Announced

Ottawa, October 28, 2015 – The Canada Council for the Arts announced today the 14 winners of the 2015 Governor General’s Literary Awards. This year, 970 titles in the English-language categories and 559 in the French-language categories were submitted. The winners in the children’s categories are listed below.

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Children’s Literature — English-language Text

The Gospel Truth
Written by Caroline Pignat (Kanata, ON)
Red Deer Press

Jury: Jan L. Coates, Rachna Gilmore, David A. Poulsen

Children’s Literature — English-language Illustrated Books

Sidewalk Flowers
Written by JonArno Lawson
Illustrated by Sydney Smith
Groundwood Books

Jury: Dawn Baker, Judd Palmer, Farida Zaman

Children’s Literature — French-language Text

Marie Réparatrice
Written by Louis-Philippe Hébert
Éditions de La Grenouillère

Jury: Melvin Gallant, Marthe Pelletier, Andrée Poulin

Children’s Literature — French-language Illustrated Books

Le voleur de sandwichs
Written by André Marois
Illustrated by Patrick Doyon
Éditions de la Pastèque

Jury: Robert Freynet, Roger Girard (Rogé), Badiâa Sekfali