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Canada's Storytellers | Les grands écrivains du Canada

The GG Literary Award Laureates | Les lauréats des Prix littéraires du GG

edited by Andrew David Irvine

with Edmond Rivère & Stephanie Tolman

Publisher
University of Ottawa Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2021
Category
Bibliographies & Indexes, Literary
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780776628059
    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
    List Price
    $49.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780776628035
    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
    List Price
    $79.95

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For over three-quarters of a century, the Governor General’s Literary Awards have been awarded annually in a variety of evolving categories. Fifteen Governors General have served as their patron. The impressive list continues to grow apace: between 1936 and 2018, the awards recognized 719 books in English and French and have been presented to 580 authors, illustrators, and translators. 

This beautifully illustrated bilingual compendium presents the biographies of all 580 award laureates, many accompanied by stunning archival portraits.

This is the final instalment in Andrew Irvine’s remarkable and comprehensive research into what has become a touchstone of Canada’s literary culture. Together with Canada’s Best and The Governor General’s Literary Awards of Canada: A Bibliography, this work provides readers with a definitive overview of this literary prize.

By itself, Canada’s Storytellers is an invaluable reading companion for anyone wanting to be introduced to many of our most influential authors, illustrators, and translators working in both French and English over the past decades. It belongs on the shelf of every enthusiast of Canadian literature.

Bilingual edition.

About the authors

Andrew David Irvine est professeur de philosophie et de mathématiques à l’Université de Colombie-Britannique (UBC), dont il a été vice-président du bureau des gouverneurs. Il a également été directeur du secteur Économie, Philosophie et Science politique à UBC Okanagan, ainsi que président de la British Columbia Civil Liberties Association.

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Edmond Rivère est chargé de cours en français à UBC Okanagan.

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Stephanie Tolman est chargée de cours en français à UBC Okanagan.

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Excerpt: Canada's Storytellers | Les grands écrivains du Canada: The GG Literary Award Laureates | Les lauréats des Prix littéraires du GG (edited by Andrew David Irvine; with Edmond Rivère & Stephanie Tolman)

The history of the Governor General’s Literary Awards has been the history of Canada itself. Winning books have influenced Canada as much as Canada has influenced them. They have included many of Canada’s best works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama.

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