1987 Governor General's Awards

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Each winner of the 1987 Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit received $5000 and a medal from the Governor General of Canada. The winners and nominees were selected by a panel of judges administered by the Canada Council for the Arts.

The Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit nominally increased in number from 8 in 1986 to 14 in 1987, with the addition of four awards for children's book writing and illustration and two awards for translation.[1] The four Children's Literature awards, however, were simply the four annual Canada Council Children's Literature Prizes (1975 to 1986) under a new name.[2]

English[edit]

Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Blue ribbon M. T. Kelly, A Dream Like Mine
Non-fiction Blue ribbon Michael Ignatieff, The Russian Album
Poetry Blue ribbon Gwendolyn MacEwen, Afterworlds
Drama Blue ribbon John Krizanc, Prague
Children's literature Blue ribbon Morgan Nyberg, Galahad Schwartz and the Cockroach Army
Children's illustration Blue ribbon Marie-Louise Gay, Rainy Day Magic
French to English translation Blue ribbon Patricia Claxton, Enchantment and Sorrow: The Autobiography of Gabrielle Roy

French[edit]

Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Blue ribbon Gilles Archambault, L'obsédante obèse et autres agressions
Non-fiction Blue ribbon Jean Larose, La petite noirceur
Poetry Blue ribbon Fernand Ouellette, Les Heures
Drama Blue ribbon Jeanne-Mance Delisle, Un oiseau vivant dans la gueule
Children's literature Blue ribbon David Schinkel and Yves Beauchesne, Le Don
Children's illustration Blue ribbon Darcia Labrosse, Venir au monde
English to French translation Blue ribbon Ivan Steenhout and Christiane Teasdale, L'Homme qui se croyait aimé

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Governor General's Literary Awards" [table of winners]. online guide to writing in canada (track0.com/ogwc). Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  2. ^ "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.