2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards

November 28, 2018

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, presented the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at 6 p.m.

The Governor General’s Literary Awards, administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, are Canada’s oldest and most prestigious awards for English and French-language Canadian literature. They were established by former Governor General Lord Tweedsmuir (also known as John Buchan, author of The Thirty-Nine Steps.) The first awards honoured books published in 1936, and have since evolved into Canada’s pre-eminent national literary prizes. In addition to the monetary award, each laureate receives a bound copy of their winning book.