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Submitted Books

Books submitted for the Governor General’s Literary Awards

Prior to 2016, the “Young People’s Literature” categories were referred to as the “Children’s Literature” categories. 

Until 1959, only English-language books were eligible. Francophone authors could receive an award only if their work had been translated and published in English. In addition, there were no finalists prior to 1979.

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Submitting a book

Publishers can submit works they consider to be outstanding. The guidelines and eligibility requirements are accessible through the button below.

How to submit a nomination