1984 Governor General's Awards

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Each winner of the 1984 Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit was selected by a panel of judges administered by the Canada Council for the Arts.


Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Blue ribbon Josef Skvorecky, The Engineer of Human Souls
Non-fiction Blue ribbon Sandra Gwyn, The Private Capital: Ambition and Love in the Age of Macdonald and Laurier
Poetry Blue ribbon Paulette Jiles, Celestial Navigation
Drama Blue ribbon Judith Thompson, White Biting Dog


Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Blue ribbon Jacques Brault, Agonie
Non-fiction Blue ribbon Jean Hamelin and Nicole Gagnon, Le XXe Siècle: Histoire du catholicisme québécois
Poetry Blue ribbon Nicole Brossard, Double Impression
Drama Blue ribbon René-Daniel Dubois, Ne blâmez jamais les Bédouins