1983 Governor General's Awards

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Each winner of the 1983 Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit was selected by a panel of judges administered by the Canada Council for the Arts.

English[edit]

Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Blue ribbon Leon Rooke, Shakespeare's Dog
Non-fiction Blue ribbon Jeffery Williams, Byng of Vimy
Poetry Blue ribbon David Donnell, Settlements
Drama Blue ribbon Anne Chislett, Quiet in the Land

French[edit]

Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Blue ribbon Suzanne Jacob, Laura Laur
Non-fiction Blue ribbon Maurice Cusson, Le contrôle social du crime
  • Clermont Dugas, Les régions périphériques: défi au développement du Québec
  • Jacques Michon, Émile Nelligan: les racines du rêve
  • François Rousseau, L'oeuvre de chère en Nouvelle-France. Le régime des malades à l'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec
Poetry Blue ribbon Suzanne Paradis, Un goût de sel
Drama Blue ribbon René Gingras, Syncope