Governor General's Award for French-language poetry or drama

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The Governor General's Award for French-language poetry or drama was a Canadian literary award that annually recognized one Canadian writer for a work of poetry or drama published in French. It was one of the Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit from 1959 to 1980, after which it was divided into the award for French-language poetry and award for French-language drama. The Governor General's Awards program is administered by the Canada Council for the Arts.

The program was created and inaugurated in 1937, for 1936 publications in two categories, conventionally called the 1936 awards. French-language works were first recognized by the 1959 Governor General's Awards.[1]

1950s[edit]

Year Author Title
1959 Félix-Antoine Savard Le barachois

1960s[edit]

Year Author Title
1960 Anne Hébert Poèmes
1961 No award presented
1962 Jacques Languirand Les insolites et les violons de l'automne
1963 Gatien Lapointe Ode au Saint-Laurent
1964 Pierre Perrault Au cœur de la rose
1965 Gilles Vigneault Quand les bateaux s'en vont
1966 Réjean Ducharme L'avalée des avalés
1967 Françoise Loranger Encore cinq minutes
1968 No award presented
1969 Jean-Guy Pilon Comme eau retenue

1970s[edit]

Year Author Title
1970 Jacques Brault Quand nous serons heureux
1971 Paul-Marie Lapointe Le réel absolu
1972 Gilles Hénault Signaux pour les voyants
John Newlove Lies
1973 Roland Giguère La main au feu
1974 Nicole Brossard Mécanique jongleuse suivi de Masculin grammaticale
1975 Pierre Perrault Chouennes
1976 Alphonse Piché Poèmes 1946-1968
1977 Michel Garneau Les célébrations et Adidou Adidouce
1978 Gilbert Langevin Mon refuge est un volcan
1979 Robert Melançon Peinture aveugle

1980s[edit]

Year Author Title
1980 Michel Van Schendel De l'oeil et de l'écoute
See Governor General's Award for French-language poetry and Governor General's Award for French-language drama for 1981 and after.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Governor General's Literary Awards" [table of winners, 1936–1999]. online guide to writing in canada (track0.com/ogwc). Retrieved 2015-08-18.