Monday, March 8

Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

2019 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Five Wives Joan Thomas

Five Wives

Joan Thomas

2018 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Red Word Sarah Henstra

The Red Word

Sarah Henstra

2017 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

We'll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night Joel Thomas Hynes

We’ll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night

Joel Thomas Hynes

2016 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Do Not Say We Have Nothing Madeleine Thien

Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Madeleine Thien

2015 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Daddy Lenin and Other Stories Guy Vanderhaeghe

Daddy Lenin and Other Stories

Guy Vanderhaeghe

2014 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Back of the Turtle Thomas King

The Back of the Turtle

Thomas King

2013 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Luminaries Eleanor Catton

The Luminaries

Eleanor Catton

2012 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Purchase Linda Spalding

The Purchase

Linda Spalding

2011 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Sisters Brothers Patrick deWitt

The Sisters Brothers

Patrick deWitt

2010 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Cool Water Dianne Warren

Cool Water

Dianne Warren

2009 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Mistress of Nothing Kate Pullinger

The Mistress of Nothing

Kate Pullinger

2008 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Origin of Species Nino Ricci

The Origin of Species

Nino Ricci

2007 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Divisadero Michael Ondaatje

Divisadero

Michael Ondaatje

2006 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Law of Dreams Peter Behrens

The Law of Dreams

Peter Behrens

2005 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

A Perfect Night to Go to China David Gilmour

A Perfect Night to Go to China

David Gilmour

2004 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

A Complicated Kindness Miriam Toews

A Complicated Kindness

Miriam Toews

2003 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Elle Douglas Glover

Elle

Douglas Glover

2002 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

A Song for Nettie Johnson Gloria Sawai

A Song for Nettie Johnson

Gloria Sawai

2001 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Clara Callan Richard B. Wright

Clara Callan

Richard B. Wright

2000 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Anil's Ghost Michael Ondaatje

Anil’s Ghost

Michael Ondaatje

1999 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Elizabeth and After Matt Cohen

Elizabeth and After

Matt Cohen

1998 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Forms of Devotion Diane Schoemperlen

Forms of Devotion

Diane Schoemperlen

1997 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Underpainter Jane Urquhart

The Underpainter

Jane Urquhart

1996 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Englishman's Boy Guy Vanderhaeghe

The Englishman’s Boy

Guy Vanderhaeghe

1995 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Roaring Girl Greg Hollingshead

The Roaring Girl

Greg Hollingshead

1994 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

A Discovery of Strangers Rudy Wiebe

A Discovery of Strangers

Rudy Wiebe

1993 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Stone Diaries Carol Shields

The Stone Diaries

Carol Shields

1992 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The English Patient Michael Ondaatje

The English Patient

Michael Ondaatje

1991 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Such a Long Journey Rohinton Mistry

Such a Long Journey

Rohinton Mistry

1990 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Lives of the Saints Nino Ricci

Lives of the Saints

Nino Ricci

1989 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Whale Music Paul Quarrington

Whale Music

Paul Quarrington

1988 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Nights Below Station Street David Adams Richards

Nights Below Station Street

David Adams Richards

1987 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

A Dream Like Mine M.T. Kelly

A Dream Like Mine

M.T. Kelly

1986 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Progress of Love Alice Munro

The Progress of Love

Alice Munro

1985 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale

Margaret Atwood

1984 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Engineer of Human Souls Josef Skvorecky

The Engineer of Human Souls

Josef Skvorecky

1983 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Shakespeare's Dog Leon Rooke

Shakespeare’s Dog

Leon Rooke

1982 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Man Descending Guy Vanderhaeghe

Man Descending

Guy Vanderhaeghe

1981 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Home Truths: Selected Canadian Stories Mavis Gallant

Home Truths: Selected Canadian Stories

Mavis Gallant

1980 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Burning Water George Bowering

Burning Water

George Bowering

1979 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Resurrection of Joseph Bourne Jack Hodgins

The Resurrection of Joseph Bourne

Jack Hodgins

1978 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Who Do You Think You Are? Alice Munro

Who Do You Think You Are?

Alice Munro

1977 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Wars Timothy Findley

The Wars

Timothy Findley

1976 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Bear Marian Engel

Bear

Marian Engel

1975 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Great Victorian Collection Brian Moore

The Great Victorian Collection

Brian Moore

1974 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Diviners Margaret Laurence

The Diviners

Margaret Laurence

1973 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Temptations of Big Bear Rudy Wiebe

The Temptations of Big Bear

Rudy Wiebe

1972 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Manticore Robertson Davies

The Manticore

Robertson Davies

1971 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

St. Urbain's Horseman Mordecai Richler

St. Urbain’s Horseman

Mordecai Richler

1970 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The New Ancestors Dave Godfrey

The New Ancestors

Dave Godfrey

1969 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Studhorse Man Robert Kroetsch

The Studhorse Man

Robert Kroetsch

1968 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Cocksure Mordecai Richler

Cocksure

Mordecai Richler

1966 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

A Jest of God Margaret Laurence

A Jest of God

Margaret Laurence

1964 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Deserter Douglas LePan

The Deserter

Douglas LePan

1963 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Hugh Garner's Best Stories Hugh Garner

Hugh Garner’s Best Stories

Hugh Garner

1961 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place Malcolm Lowry

Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place

Malcolm Lowry

1960 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Luck of Ginger Coffey Brian Moore

The Luck of Ginger Coffey

Brian Moore

1959 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Watch that Ends the Night Hugh MacLennan

The Watch that Ends the Night

Hugh MacLennan

1958 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Execution Colin McDougall

Execution

Colin McDougall

1957 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Street of Riches (translation) Gabrielle Roy

Street of Riches (translation)

Gabrielle Roy

1956 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Sacrifice Adele Wiseman

The Sacrifice

Adele Wiseman

1955 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Sixth of June Lionel Shapiro

The Sixth of June

Lionel Shapiro

1954 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Fall of a Titan Igor Gouzenko

The Fall of a Titan

Igor Gouzenko

1953 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Digby David Walker

Digby

David Walker

1952 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Pillar David Walker

The Pillar

David Walker

1951 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Loved and the Lost Morley Callaghan

The Loved and the Lost

Morley Callaghan

1950 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Outlander (translation) Germaine Guèvremont

The Outlander (translation)

Germaine Guèvremont

1949 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Mr. Ames Against Time Philip Child

Mr. Ames Against Time

Philip Child

1948 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Precipice Hugh MacLennan

The Precipice

Hugh MacLennan

1947 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Tin Flute (translation) Gabrielle Roy

The Tin Flute (translation)

Gabrielle Roy

1946 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Continental Revue Winifred Bambrick

Continental Revue

Winifred Bambrick

1945 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Two Solitudes Hugh MacLennan

Two Solitudes

Hugh MacLennan

1944 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Earth and High Heaven Gwethalyn Graham

Earth and High Heaven

Gwethalyn Graham

1943 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Pied Piper of Dipper Creek Thomas H. Raddall

The Pied Piper of Dipper Creek

Thomas H. Raddall

1942 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Little Man G. Herbert Sallans

Little Man

G. Herbert Sallans

1941 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Three Came to Ville Marie Alan Sullivan

Three Came to Ville Marie

Alan Sullivan

1940 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Thirty Acres (translation) Ringuet (pseud.)

Thirty Acres (translation)

Ringuet (pseud.)

1939 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Champlain Road Franklin D. McDowell

The Champlain Road

Franklin D. McDowell

1938 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Swiss Sonata Gwethalyn Graham

Swiss Sonata

Gwethalyn Graham

1937 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Dark Weaver Laura G. Salverson

The Dark Weaver

Laura G. Salverson

1936 Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Think of The Earth Bertram Brooker

Think of The Earth

Bertram Brooker