Monday, October 25

Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

2019 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

To the River: Losing My Brother Don Gillmor

To the River: Losing My Brother

Don Gillmor

2018 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age Darrel J. McLeod

Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age

Darrel J. McLeod

2017 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State Graeme Wood

The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State

Graeme Wood

2016 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905 Bill Waiser

A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905

Bill Waiser

2015 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive Mark L. Winston

Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive

Mark L. Winston

2014 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection Michael Harris

The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection

Michael Harris

2013 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page Sandra Djwa

Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page

Sandra Djwa

2012 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Leonardo and the Last Supper Ross King

Leonardo and the Last Supper

Ross King

2011 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Mordecai: The Life & Times Charles Foran

Mordecai: The Life & Times

Charles Foran

2010 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada Allan Casey

Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada

Allan Casey

2009 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

A Place Within: Rediscovering India M.G. Vassanji

A Place Within: Rediscovering India

M.G. Vassanji

2008 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Fifteen Days: Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and Death from Inside the New Canadian Army Christie Blatchford

Fifteen Days: Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and Death from Inside the New Canadian Army

Christie Blatchford

2007 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad Karolyn Smardz Frost

I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad

Karolyn Smardz Frost

2006 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism Ross King

The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism

Ross King

2005 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed of John the Painter, First Modern John Vaillant

The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed of John the Painter, First Modern

John Vaillant

2004 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda Lt.-Gen. Roméo Dallaire

Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda

Lt.-Gen. Roméo Dallaire

2003 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World Margaret MacMillan

Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World

Margaret MacMillan

2002 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig’s War Against Big Oil Andrew Nikiforuk

Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig’s War Against Big Oil

Andrew Nikiforuk

2001 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

The Ingenuity Gap Thomas Homer-Dixon

The Ingenuity Gap

Thomas Homer-Dixon

2000 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Notes from the Hyena's Belly Nega Mezlekia

Notes from the Hyena’s Belly

Nega Mezlekia

1999 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Water Marq de Villiers

Water

Marq de Villiers

1998 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Lines on the Water – A Fisherman’s Life on the Miramichi David Adams Richards

Lines on the Water – A Fisherman’s Life on the Miramichi

David Adams Richards

1997 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Drumblair - Memories of a Jamaican Childhood Rachel Manley

Drumblair – Memories of a Jamaican Childhood

Rachel Manley

1996 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

The Unconscious Civilization John Ralston Saul

The Unconscious Civilization

John Ralston Saul

1995 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Shadow Maker: The Life of Gwendolyn MacEwen Rosemary Sullivan

Shadow Maker: The Life of Gwendolyn MacEwen

Rosemary Sullivan

1994 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Rogue Primate: An Exploration of Human Domestication John A. Livingston

Rogue Primate: An Exploration of Human Domestication

John A. Livingston

1993 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Touch the Dragon Karen Connelly

Touch the Dragon

Karen Connelly

1992 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Revenge of the Land: A Century of Greed, Tragedy and Murder on a Saskatchewan Farm Maggie Siggins

Revenge of the Land: A Century of Greed, Tragedy and Murder on a Saskatchewan Farm

Maggie Siggins

1991 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Occupied Canada: A Young White Man Discovers His Unsuspected Past Robert Hunter and Robert Calihoo

Occupied Canada: A Young White Man Discovers His Unsuspected Past

Robert Hunter and Robert Calihoo

1990 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Trudeau and Our Times Stephen Clarkson & Christina McCall

Trudeau and Our Times

Stephen Clarkson & Christina McCall

1989 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Willie—The Life of W. Somerset Maugham Robert Calder

Willie—The Life of W. Somerset Maugham

Robert Calder

1988 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

In the Sleep Room Anne Collins

In the Sleep Room

Anne Collins

1987 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

The Russian Album Michael Ignatieff

The Russian Album

Michael Ignatieff

1986 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Northrop Frye on Shakespeare Northrop Frye

Northrop Frye on Shakespeare

Northrop Frye

1985 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

The Regenerators: Social Criticism in Late Victorian English Canada Ramsay Cook

The Regenerators: Social Criticism in Late Victorian English Canada

Ramsay Cook

1984 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

The Private Capital: Ambition and Love in the Age of Macdonald and Laurier Sandra Gwyn

The Private Capital: Ambition and Love in the Age of Macdonald and Laurier

Sandra Gwyn

1983 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Byng of Vimy: General and Govenor General Jeffery Williams

Byng of Vimy: General and Govenor General

Jeffery Williams

1982 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Louisbourg Portraits: Life in an Eighteenth-Century Garrison Town Christopher Moore

Louisbourg Portraits: Life in an Eighteenth-Century Garrison Town

Christopher Moore

1981 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Caribou and the Barren-Lands George Calef

Caribou and the Barren-Lands

George Calef

1980 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Discipline of Power: The Conservative Interlude and the Liberal Restoration Jeffrey Simpson

Discipline of Power: The Conservative Interlude and the Liberal Restoration

Jeffrey Simpson

1979 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Emily Carr: A Biography Maria Tippett

Emily Carr: A Biography

Maria Tippett

1978 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Go Boy Roger Caron

Go Boy

Roger Caron

1977 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Essays on the Constitution Frank Scott

Essays on the Constitution

Frank Scott

1976 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

The Writing of Canadian History Carl Berger

The Writing of Canadian History

Carl Berger

1975 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Hallowed Walls Marion MacRae and Anthony Adamson

Hallowed Walls

Marion MacRae and Anthony Adamson

1974 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

The Siren Years Charles Ritchie

The Siren Years

Charles Ritchie

1973 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Painters in a New Land Michael Bell

Painters in a New Land

Michael Bell

1971 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

The Last Spike Pierre Berton

The Last Spike

Pierre Berton

1968 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Hunting Tigers Under Glass Mordecai Richler

Hunting Tigers Under Glass

Mordecai Richler

1967 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

The Oxford Companion to Canadian History and Literature Norah Story

The Oxford Companion to Canadian History and Literature

Norah Story

1966 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

The Crystal Spirit: A Study of George Orwell George Woodcock

The Crystal Spirit: A Study of George Orwell

George Woodcock

1965 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

In Defence of Canada James Eayrs

In Defence of Canada

James Eayrs

1964 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

John Addington Symonds Phyllis Grosskurth

John Addington Symonds

Phyllis Grosskurth

1963 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Brown of the Globe J.M.S. Careless

Brown of the Globe

J.M.S. Careless

1961 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

The Ascent of Life T.A. Goudge

The Ascent of Life

T.A. Goudge

1960 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

In Search of Canadian Liberalism Frank H. Underhill

In Search of Canadian Liberalism

Frank H. Underhill

1958 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Klondike Pierre Berton

Klondike

Pierre Berton

1957 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Canada: Tomorrow's Giant Bruce Hutchison

Canada: Tomorrow’s Giant

Bruce Hutchison

1956 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

The Mysterious North Pierre Berton

The Mysterious North

Pierre Berton

1955 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

John A. Macdonald, The Old Chieftain Donald G. Creighton

John A. Macdonald, The Old Chieftain

Donald G. Creighton

1954 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Thirty and Three Hugh MacLennan

Thirty and Three

Hugh MacLennan

1953 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Canada, A Story of Challenge J.M.S. Careless

Canada, A Story of Challenge

J.M.S. Careless

1952 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

John A. Macdonald, The Young Politician Donald G. Creighton

John A. Macdonald, The Young Politician

Donald G. Creighton

1951 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

The Ardent Exile Josephine Phelan

The Ardent Exile

Josephine Phelan

1950 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

The Progressive Party in Canada W.L. Morton

The Progressive Party in Canada

W.L. Morton

1949 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Cross-country Hugh MacLennan

Cross-country

Hugh MacLennan

1948 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Halifax, Warden of the North Thomas H. Raddall

Halifax, Warden of the North

Thomas H. Raddall

1947 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Haida William Sclater

Haida

William Sclater

1946 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Colony to Nation A.R.M. Lower

Colony to Nation

A.R.M. Lower

1945 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

We Keep a Light Evelyn M. Richardson

We Keep a Light

Evelyn M. Richardson

1944 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Partner in Three Worlds Dorothy Duncan

Partner in Three Worlds

Dorothy Duncan

1943 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

On Canadian Poetry E.K. Brown

On Canadian Poetry

E.K. Brown

1942 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

The Unknown Country Bruce Hutchison

The Unknown Country

Bruce Hutchison

1941 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Klee Wyck Emily Carr

Klee Wyck

Emily Carr

1940 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Slava Bohu J.F.C. Wright

Slava Bohu

J.F.C. Wright

1939 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Confessions of an Immigrant's Daughter Laura G. Salverson

Confessions of an Immigrant’s Daughter

Laura G. Salverson

1938 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Canadian Mosaic John Murray Gibbon

Canadian Mosaic

John Murray Gibbon

1937 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

My Discovery of the West Stephen Leacock

My Discovery of the West

Stephen Leacock

1936 Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

T.B.R.—newspaper pieces T.B. Roberton

T.B.R.—newspaper pieces

T.B. Roberton