1995 Governor General's Awards

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The 1995 Governor General's Literary Awards were presented by Roméo LeBlanc, Governor General of Canada on November 14 at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto. Each winner received a cheque for $10,000 and a copy of their books specially bound by master bookbinder Pierre Ouvard.


Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Blue ribbon Greg Hollingshead, The Roaring Girl
Non-fiction Blue ribbon Rosemary Sullivan, Shadow Maker: The Life of Gwendolyn MacEwen
Poetry Blue ribbon Anne Szumigalski, Voice
Drama Blue ribbon Jason Sherman, Three in the Back, Two in the Head
Children's literature Blue ribbon Tim Wynne-Jones, The Maestro
Children's illustration Blue ribbon Ludmila Zeman, The Last Quest of Gilgamesh
French to English translation Blue ribbon David Homel, Why Must a Black Writer Write About Sex? (Dany Laferrière, Cette grenade dans la main du jeune nègre est-elle une arme ou un fruit?)


Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Blue ribbon Nicole Houde, Les Oiseaux de Saint-John Perse
Non-fiction Blue ribbon Yvan Lamonde, Louis-Antoine Dessaulles. Un seigneur libéral et anticlérical
Poetry Blue ribbon Émile Martel, Pour orchestre et poète seul
Drama Blue ribbon Carole Fréchette, Les Quatre morts de Marie
Children's literature Blue ribbon Sonia Sarfati, Comme une peau de chagrin
Children's illustration Blue ribbon Annouchka Gravel Galouchko, Sho et les dragons d'eau
English to French translation Blue ribbon Hervé Juste, Entre l'ordre et la liberté