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Vanderhaeghe wins third Governor General’s Literary Award in Canada

In Canada, Guy Vanderhaeghe has won his third Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language fiction for his book Daddy Lenin and Other Stories (McClelland & Stewart), reports The judges described Vanderhaeghe’s collection of stories as ‘the work of an assured writer who needs no pyrotechnics to keep us reading’. ‘Each story is superbly crafted, razor-sharp, wickedly funny,’ the judges said. Other winners in the English-language categories include Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive (Mark L Winston, Harvard University Press) for nonfiction, My Shoes Are Killing Me (Robyn Sarah, Biblioasis) for poetry, The Gospel Truth (Caroline Pignat, Red Deer Press) for children’s literature (text) and Sidewalk Flowers (JonArno Lawson & Sydney Smith, Groundwood Books) for children’s literature (illustrated). The Governor General’s Literary Awards are awarded for English-language and French-language works and are administered by the Canada Council for the Arts. For more information, click here.


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