2007 Governor General's Awards

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The 2007 Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit: Finalists in 14 categories (70 books) were announced October 16, winners announced November 27, and awards presented December 13.[1] The prize for writers and illustrators was $25,000 and "a specially crafted copy of the winning book".[1]

The $25,000 cash prize had been "increased from $15,000 in celebration of the Canada Council’s 50th anniversary". The publishers of winning books continued to receive $3000, the creators of losing finalists $1000.[1]


Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Blue ribbon Michael Ondaatje, Divisadero
Non-fiction Blue ribbon Karolyn Smardz Frost, I've Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad
Poetry Blue ribbon Don Domanski, All Our Wonder Unavenged
Drama Blue ribbon Colleen Murphy, The December Man
Children's literature Blue ribbon Iain Lawrence, Gemini Summer
Children's illustration Blue ribbon Duncan Weller, The Boy from the Sun
French to English translation Blue ribbon Nigel Spencer, Augustino and the Choir of Destruction (Marie-Claire Blais, Augustino et le chœur de la déstruction)


Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Blue ribbon Sylvain Trudel, La mer de la tranquillité
Non-fiction Blue ribbon Annette Hayward, La querelle du régionalisme au Québec (1904-1931): Vers l’autonomisation de la littérature québécoise
Poetry Blue ribbon Serge Patrice Thibodeau, Seul on est
Drama Blue ribbon Daniel Danis, Le chant du Dire-Dire
Children's literature Blue ribbon François Barcelo, La fatigante et le fainéant
Children's illustration Blue ribbon Geneviève Côté, La petite rapporteuse de mots
English to French translation Blue ribbon Lori Saint-Martin and Paul Gagné, Dernières notes (Tamas Dobozy, Last Notes and Other Stories)


  1. ^ a b c "The Canada Council for the Arts announces finalists for the 2007 Governor General's Literary Awards". News Releases – 2007. Canada Council (canadacouncil.ca). October 16, 2007. Archived 2013-05-29. Retrieved 2015-08-20.