Awards: Governor General's Literary, Polari Winners

The Canada Council for the Arts revealed the 2022 winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards. Each winner receives C$25,000 (about US$18,745), with the publisher receiving C$3,000 (about US$2,250) to promote the winning book; and finalists getting C$1,000 (about US$750) each. This year's winning titles are:

Fiction: Pure Colour by Sheila Heti 
Poetry: Shadow Blight by Annick MacAskill
Drama: The Piano Teacher: A Healing Key by Dorothy Dittrich
Nonfiction: Aki-Wayn-Zih: A Person as Worthy as the Earth by Eli Baxter
Young people's literature/text: The Summer of Bitter and Sweet by Jen Ferguson
Young people's literature/illustrated books: The Sour Cherry Tree by Naseem Hrab & Nahid Kazemi
Translation (from French to English): History of the Jews in Quebec, translated by Judith Weisz Woodsworth from Histoire des Juifs du Québec by Pierre Anctil

Fiction: Mille secrets mille dangers by Alain Farah 
Poetry: Enfants du lichen by Maya Cousineau Mollen
Drama: Le poids des fourmis by David Paquet
Nonfiction: La Voie romaine by Sylveline Bourio
Young people's literature/text: Cancer ascendant Autruche by Julie Champagne 
Young people's literature/illustrated books: Trèfle by Nadine Robert & Qin Leng
Translation (from English to French): Partie de chasse au petit gibier entre lâches au club de tir du coin, translated by Mélissa Verreault from Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles


The winners of the 2022 Polari Prizes, "the U.K.'s only awards celebrating literature exploring the LGBTQ+ experience," are:

Overall: C+nto & Othered Poems by Joelle Taylor
First Book: Deep Sniff by Adam Zmith
Inaugural Children's and YA: Nen and the Lonely Fisherman by Ian Eagleton and James Mayhew

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