The finalists for the 2022 Governor General’s Literary Awards are announced.

Alain Farah, Dominique Fortier, Larry Tremblay, Maryse Andraos and Charlotte Biron are the five finalists this year for the prestigious Governor General’s Literary Awards in the novels and short stories category.

The five writers were selected by the jury for their respective novels A thousand secrets, a thousand dangers, The white shadows, End Table of Love, Without shelter and radio garden.

In the “essays” category, the finalists are: Marie-Pier Lafontaine for Cock the RageJean-François Beauchemin for The source and the reedSylveline Bourion for The Roman RoadMarie-Hélène Voyer for The Habit of Ruins: The Rite of Oblivion and Ugliness in Quebecand Clément de Gaulejac for You know what I mean ?.

In children’s literature, the three jurors selected Cancer ascending Ostrich by Julie Champagne, Drawing in the Margins and Other Ghost Activities by Carolanne Foucher Other people’s rain by Daphne B., Bubbles by Reynald Cantin and November diaries by Marie-Helene Jarry.

Governor General’s Awards are also given in the Poetry, Theatre, Children’s Literature — Illustrated Book categories, and in English-to-French translation. The complete list of finalists is published on the website. A peer assessment committee is assigned to each of the seven categories, in French and in English. The three members of each committee select finalists from eligible books published between August 1, 2021 and July 31, 2022.

The finalists already receive a scholarship of 1000 dollars. The winners, who receive a $25,000 prize, will be announced on November 16.

The Governor General’s Literary Awards, created in 1936, have been funded and administered since 1959 by the Canada Council for the Arts.

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