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The Enthusiast’s Guide to the Governor General’s Literary Awards

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Five talented authors take to the stage to celebrate the legacy of the Governor General’s Literary Awards. Each will choose from a full list of recipients of this prestigious award since its inception in 1936. It doesn’t get any more inspiring than listening to great, generous authors share their love for their writing crushes.

David Chariandy

David Chariandy grew up in Toronto. His debut novel, Soucouyant, received stunning reviews and nominations from 11 literary awards juries, including a Governor General’s Literary Award shortlisting, a Gold Independent Publisher Award for Best Novel and the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist. He lives and teaches in Vancouver.

Lorna Crozier

Lorna Crozier, an Officer of the Order of Canada, is the author of 17 books of poetry, most recently What the Soul Doesn’t Want and The Wild in You. She is also the author of The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Ordinary Things and the memoir Small Beneath the Sky. She is a Professor Emerita at the University of Victoria, has been awarded the Governor General’s Award for Poetry and is a three-time recipient of the Pat Lowther Award. Crozier lives on Vancouver Island with writer Patrick Lane and two fine cats.

Michael Harris

Michael Harris is the author of The End of Absence, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award and became a national bestseller. He writes about media, civil liberties, and the arts for dozens of publications, including Washington Post, Wired, Salon, The Huffington Post, and The Globe and Mail. His work has been a finalist for the RBC Taylor Prize, the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, the Chautauqua Prize, the CBC Bookie Awards, and several National Magazine Awards. He lives in Vancouver with his partner, the artist Kenny Park.

Mireille Messier

Mireille Messier is a Franco-Ontarian author. She has published over a dozen children’s books, including the Governor General's Award nominated-The Branch, which tells the story of a little girl’s favourite branch after it snaps from a tree during an ice storm. She's also published several articles for youth magazines and has collaborated in the production of many family programs. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two wonderful teenage daughters and two extremely fluffy cats.

Linda Spalding

Linda Spalding was born and raised in Kansas. She is the author of three previous novels and two acclaimed works of nonfiction, A Dark Place in the Jungle, which was short-listed for the Trillium Book Award and the Pearson Writers’ Non-Fiction Prize, and Who Named the Knife. Her novel The Purchase received the Governor General’s Award for English-language fiction. Spalding lives in Toronto, where she is an editor of Brick magazine.

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