1986 Governor General's Awards

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Each winner of the 1986 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 Alice Munro, The Progress of Love
Non-fiction Blue ribbon Northrop Frye, Northrop Frye on Shakespeare
Poetry Blue ribbon Al Purdy, The Collected Poems of Al Purdy
Drama Blue ribbon Sharon Pollock, Doc

French[edit]

Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Blue ribbon Yvon Rivard, Les silences du corbeau
Non-fiction Blue ribbon Régine Robin, Le réalisme socialiste: une esthétique impossible
  • Marcel Fournier, L'entrée dans la modernité: science, culture et société au Québec
  • René Major, De l'élection: Freud face aux idéologies américaine, allemande et soviétique
Poetry Blue ribbon Cécile Cloutier, L'écouté
Drama Blue ribbon Anne Legault, La visite des sauvages

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