1985 Governor General's Awards

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Each winner of the 1985 Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit was selected by a panel of judges administered by the Canada Council for the Arts.


Category Winner Finalists
Fiction Blue ribbon Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
Non-fiction Blue ribbon Ramsay Cook, The Regenerators: Social Criticism in Late Victorian English Canada
Poetry Blue ribbon Fred Wah, Waiting for Saskatchewan
Drama Blue ribbon George F. Walker, Criminals in Love


Category Winner Finalists
Fiction Blue ribbon Fernand Ouellette, Lucie ou un midi en novembre
Non-fiction Blue ribbon François Ricard, La littérature contre elle-même
Poetry Blue ribbon André Roy, Action writing
Drama Blue ribbon Maryse Pelletier, Duo pour voix obstinées