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.
The four Canada Council Children's Literature Prizes, two each for children's book writers and illustrators, were outside the Governor General's Awards program for the last time. For Children's Literature Prize winners 1975 to 1986, see "Children's literature" (2) and "Children's illustration" (2) in the footer navigation box.
|Fiction||Alice Munro, The Progress of Love|
|Non-fiction||Northrop Frye, Northrop Frye on Shakespeare|
|Poetry||Al Purdy, The Collected Poems of Al Purdy|
|Drama||Sharon Pollock, Doc|
|Fiction||Yvon Rivard, Les silences du corbeau|
|Non-fiction||Régine Robin, Le réalisme socialiste: une esthétique impossible|
|Poetry||Cécile Cloutier, L'écouté|
|Drama||Anne Legault, La visite des sauvages|
- "Canada Council Children's Literature Awards" [for English-language books].
"Canada Council Children's Literature in French Awards".
online guide to writing in canada (track0.com/ogwc). Retrieved 2015-08-06.
- "Governor General's Literary Awards" [table of winners]. online guide to writing in canada (track0.com/ogwc). Retrieved 2015-08-06.