2011 Governor General's Awards

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The shortlisted nominees for the 2011 Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit were announced on October 11,[1] and the winners were announced on November 15.[2]


Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Blue ribbon Patrick deWitt, The Sisters Brothers
Non-fiction Blue ribbon Charles Foran, Mordecai: The Life & Times
  • Nathan M. Greenfield, The Damned: The Canadians at the Battle of Hong Kong and the POW Experience, 1941-45
  • Richard Gwyn, Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times, Volume Two: 1867-1891
  • JJ Lee, The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit
  • Andrew Nikiforuk, Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing North America's Great Forests
Poetry Blue ribbon Phil Hall, Killdeer
Drama Blue ribbon Erin Shields, If We Were Birds
Children's literature Blue ribbon Christopher Moore, From Then to Now: A Short History of the World
Children's illustration Blue ribbon Cybèle Young, Ten Birds
French to English translation Blue ribbon Donald Winkler, Partita for Glenn Gould (Partita pour Glenn Gould, Georges Leroux)


Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Blue ribbon Perrine Leblanc, L'homme blanc
Non-fiction Blue ribbon Georges Leroux, Wanderer : essai sur le Voyage d’hiver de Franz Schubert
Poetry Blue ribbon Louise Dupré, Plus haut que les flammes
Drama Blue ribbon Normand Chaurette, Ce qui meurt en dernier
Children's literature Blue ribbon Martin Fournier, Les aventures de Radisson - 1. L’enfer ne brûle pas
Children's illustration Blue ribbon Caroline Merola, Lili et les poilus
English to French translation Blue ribbon Maryse Warda, Toxique ou l'incident dans l'autobus (The Toxic Bus Incident, Greg MacArthur)


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