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List of Governor General Literary Award finalists

October 04, 2016 - 1:02 AM

TORONTO - Finalists were announced Tuesday for the Governor General's Literary Awards.

The winners will be announced on Oct. 25 and the awards will be presented in Ottawa on Nov. 30.

Here are the lists of nominees:


— "Yiddish for Pirates" by Gary Barwin (Hamilton)

— "The Parcel" by Anosh Irani (North Vancouver, B.C.)

— "Willem de Kooning's Paintbrush" by Kerry Lee Powell (Moncton, N.B.)

— "Do Not Say We Have Nothing" by Madeleine Thien (Montreal)

— "The Break" by Katherena Vermette (Winnipeg)


— "Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (To Everyone)" by Kamal Al-Solaylee (Toronto)

— "In-Between Days: A Memoir About Living with Cancer" by Teva Harrison (Toronto)

— "Firewater: How Alcohol is Killing My People (and Yours)" by Harold R. Johnson (La Ronge, Sask.)

— "Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World" by Marc Raboy (Montreal)

— "A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905" by Bill Waiser (Saskatoon)


— "Regeneration Machine" by Joe Denham (Halfmoon Bay, B.C.)

— "The Waking Comes Late" by Steven Heighton (Kingston, Ont.)

— "Throaty Wipes" by Susan Holbrook (Leamington, Ont.)

— "Prairie Harbour" by Garry Thomas Morse (Winnipeg)

— "Marry & Burn" by Rachel Rose (Vancouver)


— "Kill Me Now" by Brad Fraser (Toronto)

— "Pig Girl" by Colleen Murphy (Toronto)

— "A Man A Fish" by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard (Toronto)

— "Concord Floral" by Jordan Tannahill (Toronto)

— "Refuge" by Mary Vingoe (Dartmouth, N.S.)


— "The Unquiet" by Mikaela Everett (Lethbridge, Alta.)

— "A Thousand Nights" by E.K. Johnston (Kitchener, Ont.)

— "Once in a Town Called Moth" by Trilby Kent (Toronto)

— "Calvin" by Martine Leavitt (High River, Alta.)

— "The Emperor of Any Place" by Tim Wynne-Jones (Perth, Ont.)


— "The White Cat and the Monk" by Jo Ellen Bogart and Sydney Smith (Guelph, Ont./Toronto)

— "A Hungry Lion or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals" by Lucy Ruth Cummings (New York)

— "Tokyo Digs a Garden" by Jon-Erik Lappano and Kellen Hatanaka (Guelph, Ont./Stratford, Ont.)

— "The Branch" by Mireille Messier and Pierre Pratt (Toronto/Montreal)

— "Ooko" by Esme Shapiro (New York)

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