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The shortlisted nominees for the 2012 Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit were announced on October 11, and the winners were announced on November 13.

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Category Winner Nominated
Fiction   Linda Spalding, The Purchase
Non-fiction   Ross King, Leonardo and the Last Supper
  • Nahlah Ayed, A Thousand Farewells: A Reporter's Journey from Refugee Camp to the Arab Spring
  • Carol Bishop-Gwyn, The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Celia Franca
  • Wade Davis, Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
  • Noah Richler, What We Talk About When We Talk About War
Poetry   Julie Bruck, Monkey Ranch
Drama   Catherine Banks, It Is Solved By Walking
Children's literature   Susin Nielsen, The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Children's illustration   Isabelle Arsenault, Virginia Wolf
French to English translation   Nigel Spencer, Mai at the Predator's Ball (Marie-Claire Blais, Mai au bal des prédateurs)

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Category Winner Nominated
Fiction   France Daigle, Pour sûr
Non-fiction   Normand Chaurette, Comment tuer Shakespeare
  • Pierre Nepveu, Gaston Miron : La vie d'un homme
  • Pascal Riendeau, Méditation et vision de l'essai : Roland Barthes, Milan Kundera et Jacques Brault
  • Yannick Roy, La révélation inachevée : le personnage à l'épreuve de la vérité romanesque
Poetry   Maude Smith Gagnon, Un drap. Une place.
Drama   Geneviève Billette, Contre le temps
Children's literature   Aline Apostolska, Un été d'amour et de cendres
Children's illustration   Élise Gravel, La clé à molette
English to French translation   Alain Roy, Glenn Gould (Mark Kingwell)

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