1996 Governor General's Awards

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The 1996 Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit were presented on November 14, 1996.

English Language[edit]

Fiction

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Poetry

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Drama

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Non-Fiction

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Children's Literature – Text

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Children's Literature – Illustration

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Translation – from French to English

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French Language[edit]

Fiction

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Poetry

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  • Serge Patrice Le Quatuor de l'errance followed by La Traversée du désert

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Drama

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Non-Fiction

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  • Michel Freitag, Le Naufrage de l'université – Et autres essais d'épistémologie politique

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  • Gérard Bouchard, Quelques arpents d'Amérique – Population, économie, famille au Saguenay 1838–1971
  • Gilles Lapointe, L'Envol des signes – Borduas et ses lettres
  • Benoît Melançon, Diderot épistolier – Contribution à une poétique de la lettre familière au XVIIIe siècle
  • Denis Vaugeois, La Fin des alliances franco-indiennes – Enquête sur un sauf-conduit de 1760 devenu un traité en 1990

Children's Literature – Text

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Children's Literature – Illustration The jury decided not to award the Prize in this category in 1996. The jury felt that none of the works submitted this year met the standards of excellence of the Governor General's Literary Awards.

Translation – from English to French

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  • Christiane Teasdale, Systèmes de survie – Dialogue sur les fondements moraux du commerce et de la politique

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