Finalists for the 2023 Governor General’s Literary Awards

Finalists for the 2023 Governor General’s Literary Awards

Congratulations to all of our finalists!
Chrysalis by Anuja Varghese

Kukum, written by Michel Jean and translated by Susan Ouriou
Alone: The Journeys of Three Young Refugees, written by Paul Tom, illustrated by Mélanie Baillairgé, and translated by Arielle Aaronson

Young People's Literature - Illustrated Books:
Boobies by Nancy Vo

Xanax Cowboy by Hannah Green

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Xanax Cowboy

This edgy, often darkly comedic long poem considers the romanticization of addiction and mental illness via the romanticization of the Wild West.


A cheeky celebration of boobies — the blue-footed avian sort and the more familiar kind that we find on our own bodies.


Genre-blending stories of transformation and belonging that centre women of colour and explore queerness, family, and community.


A Quebec bestseller based on the life of Michel Jean’s great-grandmother that delivers an empathetic portrait of drastic change in an Innu community.


A fully-illustrated treatment of the true stories of three young refugees who journey alone to North America, seeking refugee status.