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The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the finalists for the 2010 Governor General's Literary Awards. Winners will be announced November 16. Best of luck to all the nominees!


  • Kathleen Winter, Annabel (House of Anansi Press)


  • Richard Greene, Boxing the Compass (Signal Editions, an imprint of Véhicule Press)
  • Michael Harris, Circus (Signal Editions, an imprint of Véhicule Press)
  • Daryl Hine, &: A Serial Poem (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
  • Melanie Siebert, Deepwater Vee (McClelland & Stewart)


  • Robert Chafe, Afterimage (Playwrights Canada Press)
  • Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman, Scratch (Playwrights Canada Press)
  • Michael Healey, Courageous (Playwrights Canada Press)
  • Judith Thompson, Such Creatures (Playwrights Canada Press)
  • David Yee, lady in the red dress (Playwrights Canada Press)


  • Allan Casey, Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada (Greystone Books)

Children's Literature - Text

  • K.L. Denman, Me, Myself and Ike (Orca Book Publishers)
  • Lesley Fairfield, Tyranny (Tundra Books)
  • Gina McMurchy-Barber, Free as a Bird (Dundurn Press)
  • Wendy Phillips, Fishtailing (Coteau Books)

Children's Literature - Illustration

  • Kristi Bridgeman, Uirapurú: based on a Brazilian legend, text by P. K. Page (Oolichan Books)
  • Matt James, I Know Here, text by Laurel Croza (Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press)

Translation – French to English

  • Sheila Fischman, The Blue Notebook (Talonbooks)
  • Sheila Fischman, On the Proper Use of Stars (McClelland & Stewart)
  • Linda Gaboriau, Forests (Playwrights Canada Press)
  • Liedewy Hawke, High-Wire Summer (Cormorant Books)
  • Lazer Lederhendler, The Breakwater House (House of Anansi Press)