1949 Governor General's Awards
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In Canada, the 1949 Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit were the thirteenth such awards. The awards in this period had no monetary prize but were an honour for the authors. These were the first awards to give a prize for children's literature.
- Fiction: Philip Child, Mr. Ames Against Time.
- Poetry or Drama: James Reaney, The Red Heart.
- Non-Fiction: Hugh MacLennan, Cross-country.
- Non-Fiction: R. MacGregor Dawson, Democratic Government in Canada.
- Juvenile: Richard S. Lambert, Franklin of the Arctic.