Governor General's Award for English-language fiction
The Governor General's Award for English-language fiction is a Canadian literary award that annually recognizes one Canadian writer for a fiction book written in English. Beginning 1987 it is one of fourteen Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit, seven each for creators of English- and French-language books. Originally presented by the Canadian Authors Association,[clarification needed] the Governor General's Awards program became a project of the Canada Council for the Arts in 1959. The age requirement is 18 and up.
The winners alone were announced until 1979, when Canada Council released in advance a shortlist of three nominees. Omitted only for 1981, the advance shortlist has numbered three to six; from 1997, always five.
Winners and nominees
|1936||Bertram Brooker||Think of the Earth|
|1937||Laura Salverson||The Dark Weaver|
|1938||Gwethalyn Graham||Swiss Sonata|
|1939||Franklin D. McDowell||The Champlain Road|
|1941||Alan Sullivan||Three Came to Ville Marie|
|1942||G. Herbert Sallans||Little Man|
|1943||Thomas H. Raddall||The Pied Piper of Dipper Creek|
|1944||Gwethalyn Graham||Earth and High Heaven|
|1945||Hugh MacLennan||Two Solitudes|
|1946||Winifred Bambrick||Continental Revue|
|1947||Gabrielle Roy||The Tin Flute|
|1948||Hugh MacLennan||The Precipice|
|1949||Philip Child||Mr. Ames Against Time|
|1950||Germaine Guèvremont||The Outlander|
|1951||Morley Callaghan||The Loved and the Lost|
|1952||David Walker||The Pillar|
|1954||Igor Gouzenko||The Fall of a Titan|
|1955||Lionel Shapiro||The Sixth of June|
|1956||Adele Wiseman||The Sacrifice|
|1957||Gabrielle Roy||Street of Riches|
|1959||Hugh MacLennan||The Watch That Ends the Night|
|1960||Brian Moore||The Luck of Ginger Coffey|
|1961||Malcolm Lowry||Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place|
|1962||Kildare Dobbs||Running to Paradise|
|1963||Hugh Garner||Hugh Garner's Best Stories|
|1964||Douglas LePan||The Deserter|
|1965||No award presented|
|1966||Margaret Laurence||A Jest of God|
|1967||No award presented|
|1968||Alice Munro||Dance of the Happy Shades|
|1969||Robert Kroetsch||The Studhorse Man|
|1970||Dave Godfrey||The New Ancestors|
|1971||Mordecai Richler||St. Urbain's Horseman|
|1972||Robertson Davies||The Manticore|
|1973||Rudy Wiebe||The Temptations of Big Bear|
|1974||Margaret Laurence||The Diviners|
|1975||Brian Moore||The Great Victorian Collection|
|1977||Timothy Findley||The Wars|
|1978||Alice Munro||Who Do You Think You Are?|
|1979||Jack Hodgins||The Resurrection of Joseph Bourne|
|Margaret Atwood||Life Before Man|
|Matt Cohen||The Sweet Second Summer of Kitty Malone|
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- "Eleanor Catton wins Governor General’s Literary Award for The Luminaries". Toronto Star, November 13, 2013.
- "Thomas King wins Governor General’s award for fiction". The Globe and Mail, November 18, 2014.