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2010 Governor General's Awards

The shortlisted nominees for the 2010 Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit were announced on October 13,[1] and winning titles were announced on November 16.[2] Each winner will receive a cheque for $25,000 and a leatherbound copy of their book.



Category Winner Nominated
Fiction   Dianne Warren, Cool Water
Non-fiction   Allan Casey, Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada
Poetry   Richard Greene, Boxing the Compass
Drama   Robert Chafe, Afterimage
Children's literature   Wendy Phillips, Fishtailing
Children's illustration   Jon Klassen, Cat's Night Out
French to English translation   Linda Gaboriau, Forests (Wajdi Mouawad, Forêts)


Category Winner Nominated
Fiction   Kim Thúy, Ru
Non-fiction   Michel Lavoie, C’est ma seigneurie que je réclame : la lutte des Hurons de Lorette pour la seigneurie de Sillery, 1650-1900
Poetry   Danielle Fournier, effleurés de lumière
Drama   David Paquet, Porc-épic
Children's literature   Élise Turcotte, Rose : derrière le rideau de la folie
Children's illustration   Daniel Sylvestre, Rose : derrière le rideau de la folie
English to French translation   Sophie Voillot, Le cafard (Rawi Hage, Cockroach)


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