2012 Governor General's Awards

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The shortlisted nominees for the 2012 Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit were announced on October 11, and the winners were announced on November 13.


Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Blue ribbon Linda Spalding, The Purchase
Non-fiction Blue ribbon Ross King, Leonardo and the Last Supper
  • Nahlah Ayed, A Thousand Farewells: A Reporter's Journey from Refugee Camp to the Arab Spring
  • Carol Bishop-Gwyn, The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Celia Franca
  • Wade Davis, Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
  • Noah Richler, What We Talk About When We Talk About War
Poetry Blue ribbon Julie Bruck, Monkey Ranch
Drama Blue ribbon Catherine Banks, It Is Solved By Walking
Children's literature Blue ribbon Susin Nielsen, The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Children's illustration Blue ribbon Isabelle Arsenault, Virginia Wolf
French to English translation Blue ribbon Nigel Spencer, Mai at the Predator's Ball (Marie-Claire Blais, Mai au bal des prédateurs)


Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Blue ribbon France Daigle, Pour sûr
Non-fiction Blue ribbon Normand Chaurette, Comment tuer Shakespeare
  • Pierre Nepveu, Gaston Miron : La vie d'un homme
  • Pascal Riendeau, Méditation et vision de l'essai : Roland Barthes, Milan Kundera et Jacques Brault
  • Yannick Roy, La révélation inachevée : le personnage à l'épreuve de la vérité romanesque
Poetry Blue ribbon Maude Smith Gagnon, Un drap. Une place.
Drama Blue ribbon Geneviève Billette, Contre le temps
Children's literature Blue ribbon Aline Apostolska, Un été d'amour et de cendres
Children's illustration Blue ribbon Élise Gravel, La clé à molette
English to French translation Blue ribbon Alain Roy, Glenn Gould (Mark Kingwell)


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