2020 Governor General’s Literary Award Winners

The winners of the 2020 Governor General’s Literary Awards have been announced. The awards celebrate the best published books in Canada. There are two categories that celebrate books for youth. Here are the winners and finalists in each of those categories:

YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE – TEXT

WINNER

The King of Jam Sandwiches by Eric Walters

FINALISTS

The Barren Grounds by David A. Robertson

Harvey Holds His Own by Colleen Nelson

Nevers by Sara Cassidy

Pine Island Home by Polly Horvath

YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE – ILLUSTRATED BOOKS

WINNER

The Barnabus Project by The Fan Brothers

FINALISTS

I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott, illustrated by Sydney Smith

Our Little Kitchen by Jillian Tamaki

Swift Fox All Along by Rebecca Lea Thomas, illustrated by Maya McKibbin

Weekend Dad by Naseem Hrab, illustrated by Frank Viva

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