2004 Governor General's Awards
The 2004 Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit: Finalists in 14 categories (68 books) were announced October 26, the four children's literature winners announced and presented November 15, other winners announced and presented November 16. The prize for writers and illustrators was $15,000 and "a specially crafted copy of the winning book bound by master bookbinder Pierre Ouvrard".
As introduced in 2003, the four children's literature awards were announced and presented separately from the others. The event at Rideau Hall, the Governor General's residence in Ottawa, was scheduled to begin at 10:00 on a Monday morning. "Children from across the National Capital Region will be invited to attend the event, which will also include readings and workshops related to children's literature.
|Fiction||Miriam Toews, A Complicated Kindness|
|Non-fiction||Roméo Dallaire, Shake Hands With the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda|
|Poetry||Roo Borson, Short Journey Upriver Toward Oishida|
|Drama||Morris Panych, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl|
|Children's literature||Kenneth Oppel, Airborn|
|Children's illustration||Stéphane Jorisch, Jabberwocky|
|French to English translation||Judith Cowan, Mirabel (Pierre Nepveu, Lignes aériennes)|
|Fiction||Pascale Quiviger, Le cercle parfait|
|Non-fiction||Jean-Jacques Simard, La Réduction: l'Autochtone inventé et les Amérindiens d'aujourd'hui||
|Poetry||André Brochu, Les jours à vif|
|Drama||Emma Haché, L'intimité|
|Children's literature||Nicole Leroux, L'Hiver de Léo Polatouche|
|Children's illustration||Janice Nadeau, Nul poisson où aller|
|English to French translation||Ivan Steenhout, Les Indes accidentelles (Robert Finley, The Accidental Indies)|
- "The Canada Council for the Arts announces finalists for the 2004 Governor General's Literary Awards". News Releases – 2004. Canada Council (canadacouncil.ca). October 26, 2004. Archived 2013-05-29. Retrieved 2015-08-20.