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The 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards Nominees

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Governor General's Literary Award nominees were announced early today, and we offer a number of these titles in accessible formats in our collection.

The Governor General’s Literary Awards are given annually to the best English-language and the best French-language book in each of seven categories:

  • Fiction
  • Literary Non-fiction
  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Young People’s Literature (Text)
  • Young People’s Literature (Illustrated Books)
  • Translation (from French to English, and English to French).

The winners will be announced on October 30th and will each receive $25,000. Non-winning finalists will be awarded $1,000, and the publishers of winning titles will receive $3,000 for promotion.

Thanks to our partnerships with the Canada Council for the Arts, we will have the winners on NNELS for you to read in accessible formats. We will be producing them in e-text, DAISY 2, DAISY 3, and EPUB 3 with media overlay formats. If you have questions about how to use these books with the device or technology you have, please ask at your library or contact us.

While we cannot produce all 70 longlisted titles, we invite you to request the ones you would like to read, in whatever format you need. To access our request form, log into your NNELS account and search for the book you want; if you cannot find it, look for the link to the title request form above the filters on any page of search results.

We also invite you to revisit nominees and winners from 2015, 2016, and 2017!

Congratulations to all the longlisted authors, publishers, and editors, and thank you to the Canada Council for working with us once again.