The Governor General's Literary Awards 2008
Celebrate the 72nd year of the Governor General's Literary Awards - Canada's pre-eminent national literary awards. More than 1400 books were nominated in seven English and seven French categories. Our independent juries have narrowed these down to 70 finalists. Explore the menu links above to find out who to add to your reading list.
The Canada Council is grateful to BMO Financial Group for its generous contribution to the Governor General's Literary Awards since 1988.
November 18: Winners of 2008 Governor General’s Literary Awards Announced
October 21: Canada Council for the Arts announces finalists for the 2008 Governor General’s Literary Awards
September 30: 2008 Governor General's Literary Awards dates announced by the Canada Council for the Arts
The GGs and the Art of Bookbinding
In addition to their monetary award, winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards receive a specially-bound copy of their book, presented during the prize ceremony at Rideau Hall. More.