Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

November 24, 2014 09:48 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Present the 2014 Literary Awards

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 24, 2014) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, accompanied by Her Excellency Sharon Johnston, will present the 2014 Governor General's Literary Awards during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at 6 p.m.

His Excellency will honour 14 laureates at the 78th edition of the Awards, in the English and French categories of fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction, children's literature (text and illustration) and translation. For videos featuring each winner, biographical notes on this year's laureates or to download their photos, please visit the Canada Council for the Arts' website at www.ggbooks.ca.

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. 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.

Members of the media wishing to cover the ceremony are asked to confirm their attendance in advance with the Rideau Hall Press Office, and should arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 5:45 p.m. on the day of the ceremony.

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