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2022 English-language winners and finalists 2022 French-language winners and finalists

Fiction

Book cover for All the Quiet Places, by Brian Thomas Isaac

All the Quiet Places

Brian Thomas Isaac

Brindle & Glass / TouchWood Editions

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Book cover for Finding Edward, by Sheila Murray

Finding Edward

G. A. Grisenthwaite

Palimpsest Press

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Book cover for Probably Ruby, by Lisa Bird-Wilson

Probably Ruby

Lisa Bird-Wilson

Doubleday Canada / Penguin Random House Canada

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Winner
Book cover for The Most Precious Substance on Earth, by Shashi Bhat

The Most Precious Substance on Earth

Shashi Bhat

McClelland & Stewart / Penguin Random House Canada

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Book cover for Jardin Radio, by Charlotte Biron

Jardin radio

Charlotte Biron

Le Quartanier

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Book cover for Les ombres blanches, by Dominique Fortier

Les ombres blanches

Dominique Fortier

Éditions Alto

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Winner
Book cover for Sans refuge, by Maryse Andraos

Sans refuge

Maryse Andraos

Le Cheval dʼaoût

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Book cover for Tableau final de lʼamour, by Larry Tremblay

Tableau final de lʼamour

Larry Tremblay

La Peuplade

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PEER ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

Norma Dunning

Thea Lim

John Steffler

PEER ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

Katia Belkhodja

Emmanuel Kattan

Alain Bernard Marchand

Poetry

Book cover for Dream of No One but Myself, by David Bradford

Dream of No One but Myself

D.M. Bradford

Brick Books

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Book cover for H of H Playbook, by Anne Carson

H of H Playbook

Anne Carson

New Directions Publishing

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Book cover for Horrible Dance, by Avery Lake

Horrible Dance

Avery Lake

Brick Books

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Winner
Book cover for Shifting Baseline Syndrome, by Aaron Kreuter

Shifting Baseline Syndrome

Aaron Kreuter

University of Regina Press

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Book cover for À mon retour, by Élise Turcotte

À mon retour

Élise Turcotte

Éditions du Noroît

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Book cover for Chambre minimum, by Frédéric Dumont

Chambre minimum

Frédéric Dumont

Les Herbes rouges

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Winner
Book cover for Le programme double de la femme tuée, by Carole David

Le programme double de la femme tuée

Carole David

Les Herbes rouges

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Book cover for Vivarium, by Anna Babi

Vivarium

Anna Babi

les éditions du passage

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PEER ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

Joe Denham

Stewart Donovan

Aisha Sasha John

PEER ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

Éric Charlebois

Anne-Marie Desmeules

Nadine Ltaif

Drama

Book cover for Everybody Just C@lm the F#ck Down, by Robert Chafe

Everybody Just C@lm the F#ck Down

Robert Chafe

Playwrights Canada Press

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Book cover for Inheritance: a pick-the-path experience, by Daniel Arnold, Darrell Dennis and Medina Hahn

Inheritance: a pick-the-path experience

Daniel Arnold, Darrell Dennis and Medina Hahn

Talonbooks

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Book cover for Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land) & Antigone: 方, by Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho)

Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land) & Antigone: 方

Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho)

Playwrights Canada Press

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Book cover for Lady Sunrise, by Marjorie Chan

Lady Sunrise

Marjorie Chan

Playwrights Canada Press

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Winner
Book cover for Disgrâce, by Nadia Girard Eddahia

Disgrâce

Nadia Girard Eddahia

Lʼinstant même

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Book cover for Lʼart de vivre, by Liliane Gougeon Moisan

Lʼart de vivre

Liliane Gougeon Moisan

Leméac Éditeur

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Winner
Book cover for Les remugles ou La danse nuptiale est une langue morte, by Caroline Bélisle

Les remugles ou La danse nuptiale est une langue morte

Caroline Bélisle

Éditions Perce-Neige

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Book cover for Seeker, by Marie-Claude Verdier

Seeker

Marie-Claude Verdier

Dramaturges Éditeurs

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PEER ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

Keith Barker

Marie Leofeli Romero Barlizo

Alex Poch Goldin

PEER ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

Maxime Beauregard-Martin

Djennie Laguerre

Maryse Pelletier

Non-fiction

Winner
Book cover for All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler, by Rebecca Donner

All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler

Rebecca Donner

Little, Brown and Company / Hachette Book Group

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Book cover for Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis, by Britt Wray

Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis

Britt Wray

Knopf Canada / Penguin Random House Canada

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Book cover for Persephoneʼs Children: A Life in Fragments, by Rowan McCandless

Persephoneʼs Children: A Life in Fragments

Rowan McCandless

Rare Machines / Dundurn Press

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Book cover for Rehearsals for Living, by Robyn Maynard and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Rehearsals for Living

Robyn Maynard and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Knopf Canada / Penguin Random House Canada

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Book cover for Armer la rage : pour une littérature de combat, by Marie-Pier Lafontaine

Armer la rage : Pour une littérature de combat

Marie-Pier Lafontaine

Héliotrope

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Book cover for La source et le roseau, by Jean-François Beauchemin

La source et le roseau

Jean-François Beauchemin

Éditions Druide

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Winner
Book cover for Lʼhabitude des ruines : le sacre de lʼoubli et de la laideur au Québec, by Marie-Hélène Voyer

Lʼhabitude des ruines : Le sacre de lʼoubli et de la laideur au Québec

Marie-Hélène Voyer

Lux Éditeur

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Book cover for Tu vois ce que je veux dire? Illustrations, métaphores et autres images qui parlent, by Clément de Gaulejac

Tu vois ce que je veux dire? Illustrations, métaphores et autres images qui parlent

Clément de Gaulejac

Les Presses de lʼUniversité de Montréal

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PEER ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

Will Aitken

Madhur Anand

Jenna Butler

PEER ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

Gabrielle Giasson-Dulude

Daniel Jacques

Eftihia Mihelakis

Young People's Literature – Text

Book cover for A Boy Is Not a Ghost, by Edeet Ravel

A Boy Is Not a Ghost

Edeet Ravel

Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press

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Book cover for Sorry For Your Loss, by Joanne Levy

Sorry For Your Loss

Joanne Levy

Orca Book Publishers

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Book cover for Step, by Deborah Ellis

Step

Deborah Ellis

Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press

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Winner
Book cover for Urchin, by Kate Story

Urchin

Kate Story

Running the Goat Books & Broadsides

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Winner
Book cover for Dessiner dans les marges et autres activités de fantôme, by Carolanne Foucher

Dessiner dans les marges et autres activités de fantôme

Carolanne Foucher

Les Éditions de la Bagnole

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Book cover for La pluie des autres, by Daphné B.

La pluie des autres

Daphné B.

la courte échelle

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Book cover for Les bulles, by Reynald Cantin

Les bulles

Reynald Cantin

Les Éditions du Boréal

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Book cover for Les carnets de novembre, by Marie-Hélène Jarry

Les carnets de novembre

Marie-Hélène Jarry

la courte échelle

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PEER ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

Michael Hutchinson

Sharon Jennings

Wesley King

PEER ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

Edith Kabuya

Daniel Marchildon

Mireille Villeneuve

Young People's Literature – Illustrated Books

Book cover for kā-āciwīkicik / The Move, by Doris George, Don K. Philpot and Alyssa Koski

kā-āciwīkicik / The Move

Doris George, Don K. Philpot and Alyssa Koski

Heritage House

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Book cover for Mina, by Matthew Forsythe

Mina

Matthew Forsythe

Simon & Schuster Canada

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Book cover for The Big Bath House, by Kyo Maclear and Gracey Zhang

The Big Bath House

Kyo Maclear and Gracey Zhang

Random House Studio / Penguin Random House

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Winner
Book cover for Time is a Flower, by Julie Morstad

Time is a Flower

Julie Morstad

Tundra Books / Penguin Random House Canada

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Book cover for La fin des poux?, by Orbie

La fin des poux?

Orbie

Éditions Les 400 coups

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Book cover for Seuls, by Paul Tom and Mélanie Baillairgé

Seuls

Paul Tom and Mélanie Baillairgé

la courte échelle

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Winner
Book cover for Truffe, by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault

Truffe

Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault

Les Éditions de la Pastèque

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Book cover for Un rhume de cheval, by Pierrette Dubé and Enzo

Un rhume de cheval

Pierrette Dubé and Enzo

Fonfon

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PEER ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

Kate Beaton

Nhung N. Tran-Davies

Frank Viva

PEER ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

David Bouchard

Beatriz Carvalho

Ninon Pelletier

Translation

Winner
Book cover for Remnants, translated by Aleshia Jensen

Remnants

Translated by Aleshia Jensen

Book*hug Press; translation of Le drap blanc, by Céline Huyghebaert

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Book cover for They Called Us Savages: A Hereditary Chiefʼs Quest for Truth and Harmony, translated by Ben Vrignon

They Called Us Savages: A Hereditary Chiefʼs Quest for Truth and Harmony

Translated by Ben Vrignon

Vidacom Publications; translation of On nous appelait les Sauvages : souvenirs et espoirs dʼun chef héréditaire algonquin, by Dominique Rankin and Marie-Josée Tardif

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Book cover for This Is How I Disappear, translated by Aleshia Jensen and Bronwyn Haslam

This Is How I Disappear

Translated by Aleshia Jensen and Bronwyn Haslam

Drawn & Quarterly; translation of Cʼest comme ça que je disparais, by Mirion Malle

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Book cover for White Resin, translated by Susan Ouriou

White Resin

Translated by Susan Ouriou

House of Anansi Press; translation of Blanc Résine, by Audrée Wilhelmy

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Book cover for Dans la lugubre forêt nos corps seront suspendus, translated by Benoît Laflamme

Dans la lugubre forêt nos corps seront suspendus

Translated by Benoit Laflamme

Les Éditions LʼInterligne; traduction de Through the Sad Wood Our Corpses Will Hang, dʼAva Farmehri

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Book cover for Le fruit de la puanteur, translated by Sylvie Bérard and Suzanne Grenier

Le fruit de la puanteur

Translated by Sylvie Bérard and Suzanne Grenier

Triptyque, Groupe Nota bene; translation of Salt Fish Girl, by Larissa Lai

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Book cover for Le malenchantement de sainte Lucy, translated by Éric Fontaine

Le malenchantement de sainte Lucy

Translated by Éric Fontaine

Éditions Alto; translation of The Beguiling, by Zsuzsi Gartner

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Book cover for Les coups de dés, translated by Catherine Leroux

Les coups de dés

Translated by Catherine Leroux

Éditions Alto; translation of The Wagers, by Sean Michaels

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Winner

PEER ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

Anita Anand

Chantal Bilodeau

Steven Urquhart

PEER ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

Louise Ladouceur

Aurélie Laroche

Stanley Péan

Media partners

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