2002 Governor General's Awards

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The 2002 Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit were presented by Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, at a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Tuesday, November 19. Each winner received a cheque for $15,000.


Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Blue ribbon Gloria Sawai, A Song for Nettie Johnson
Non-fiction Blue ribbon Andrew Nikiforuk, Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig's War Against Big Oil
Poetry Blue ribbon Roy Miki, Surrender
Drama Blue ribbon Kevin Kerr, Unity (1918)
Children's literature Blue ribbon Martha Brooks, True Confessions of a Heartless Girl
Children's illustration Blue ribbon Wallace Edwards, Alphabeasts
French to English translation Blue ribbon Nigel Spencer, Thunder and Light


Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Blue ribbon Monique LaRue, La Gloire de Cassiodore
Non-fiction Blue ribbon Judith Lavoie, Mark Twain et la parole noire
Poetry Blue ribbon Robert Dickson, Humains paysages en temps de paix relative
Drama Blue ribbon Daniel Danis, Le Langue-à-Langue des chiens de roche
Children's literature Blue ribbon Hélène Vachon, L'oiseau de passage
Children's illustration Blue ribbon Luc Melanson, Le grand voyage de Monsieur
English to French translation Blue ribbon Paule Noyart, Histoire universelle de la chasteté et du célibat