2009 Governor General's Awards

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The shortlisted nominees for the 2009 Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit were announced on October 14, and winning titles will be announced on November 17 (see 2009 in poetry).[1] Each winner will receive a cheque for $25,000 and a copy of their book bound by Montreal bookbinder Lise Dubois.


Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Blue ribbon Kate Pullinger, The Mistress of Nothing
Non-fiction Blue ribbon M. G. Vassanji, A Place Within: Rediscovering India
  • Randall Hansen, Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-45
  • Trevor Herriot, Grass, Sky, Song: Promise and Peril in the World of Grassland Birds
  • Eric Margolis, American Raj: Liberation or Domination? (Resolving the Conflict Between the West and the Muslim World)
  • Eric Siblin, The Cello Suites: J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece
Poetry Blue ribbon David Zieroth, The Fly in Autumn
Drama Blue ribbon Kevin Loring, Where the Blood Mixes
Children's literature Blue ribbon Caroline Pignat, Greener Grass: The Famine Years
Children's illustration Blue ribbon Jirina Marton, Bella's Tree
French to English translation Blue ribbon Susan Ouriou, Pieces of Me (La liberte? Connais pasa, Charlotte Gingras)


Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Blue ribbon Julie Mazzieri, Le discours sur la tombe de l'idiot
Non-fiction Blue ribbon Nicole V. Champeau, Pointe Maligne: l'infiniment oubliée
Poetry Blue ribbon Hélène Monette, Thérèse pour joie et orchestre
Drama Blue ribbon Suzanne Lebeau, Le bruit des os qui craquent
Children's literature Blue ribbon Hervé Bouchard, Harvey
Children's illustration Blue ribbon Janice Nadeau, Harvey
English to French translation Blue ribbon Paule Noyart, Le miel d'Harar (Sweetness in the Belly, Camilla Gibb)


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