2006 Governor General's Awards
The 2006 Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit: Finalists in 14 categories (68 books) were announced October 16, winners announced November 21 and awards presented December 13. The prize for writers and illustrators was $15,000 and "a specially bound copy of the winning book".
In a novelty, the winners were announced at simultaneous press conferences in Toronto and Montreal, with English-language assembled in Toronto and French-language winners assembled in Montreal. The finale spanned two days in Ottawa, with presentations December 13 at Rideau Hall, the Governor General's residence; readings and books signings at Library and Archives Canada on December 14.
|Fiction||Peter Behrens, The Law of Dreams|
|Non-fiction||Ross King, The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism||
|Poetry||John Pass, Stumbling in the Bloom|
|Drama||Daniel MacIvor, I Still Love You|
|Children's literature||William Gilkerson, Pirate's Passage|
|Children's illustration||Leo Yerxa, Ancient Thunder|
|French to English translation||Hugh Hazelton, Vetiver (Vétiver, Joël Des Rosiers)||
|Fiction||Andrée Laberge, La Rivière du loup|
|Non-fiction||Pierre Ouellet, À force de voir: histoire de regards|
|Poetry||Hélène Dorion, Ravir: les lieux|
|Drama||Évelyne de la Chenelière, Désordre public|
|Children's literature||Dany Laferrière, Je suis fou de Vava|
|Children's illustration||Rogé, Le gros monstre qui aimait trop lire|
|English to French translation||Sophie Voillot, Un jardin de papier (Salamander, Thomas Wharton)||
- "The Canada Council for the Arts announces finalists for the 2006 Governor General's Literary Awards". News Releases – 2006. Canada Council (canadacouncil.ca). October 16, 2006. Archived 2013-05-29. Retrieved 2015-08-20.