"No one can be lonely who has a book for company." ~ Nelle Reagan

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Governor General's Awards for Books Announced

The Governor General Awards were started in 1936 by Governor General Lord Tweedsmuir (Sir John Buchan) who was a writer himself with several popular published spy thrillers. Today the tradition continues, with this year's winners announced earlier today.

The winners are:

In Children's Text:
From Then to Now:  A Short History of the World 
Author:  Christopher Moore

If We Were Birds
Author:  Erin Shields

Author:  Phil Hall

Mordecai:  The Life & Times
Author:  Charles Foran

Partita for Glenn Gould
Author:  Donald Winkler

Children's Illustration:
Ten Birds
Author:  Cybele Young

The Sisters Brothers
Author:  Patrick de Witt

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