Governor General's Award for English-language fiction
The Governor General's Award for English language fiction is a Canadian literary award, presented annually since 1936 to a work judged to be the year's best work of fiction by a Canadian writer. Originally presented by the Canadian Authors Association, the award became a project of the Canada Council for the Arts in 1959.
For much of the award's history, only the winner was named. In 1979, the Canada Council released an advance shortlist preliminary nominees for the first time; except in 1981, a shortlist of between three and six nominees has been released every year since.
Winners and nominees