Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

November 27, 2012 08:06 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Present the 2012 Literary Awards

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 27, 2012) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, accompanied by his wife, Her Excellency Sharon Johnston, will present the 2012 Governor General's Literary Awards during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at 6 p.m.

His Excellency will honour 14 laureates at the 76th edition of the Governor General's Literary Awards, in the English and French categories of fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction, children's literature (text and illustration) and translation. For biographical notes on this year's laureates or to download their photos, visit the Canada Council for the Arts' website at

About the Governor General's Literary Awards

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. In addition to the monetary award, each laureate receives a specially bound copy of the winning book, created by Montréal bookbinder Lise Dubois.

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