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Encyclopedia > 2003 Governor General's Awards

The 2003 Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit were announced on November 12. Each winner received a cheque for $15,000. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Since their creation in 1937, the Governor Generals Literary Awards have become one of Canadas most prestigious prizes, awarded in both French and English in seven categories: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Drama, Childrens Literature-Text, Childrens Literature-Illustration, and Translation. ... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 49 days remaining. ...

Contents

English-language finalists

Fiction

Winner:

  • Douglas Glover - Elle

Other Finalists:

Margaret Atwood Margaret Eleanor Peggy Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a novelist, poet, literary critic, and a pioneer of Canadian womens writing. ... Oryx and Crake book cover Oryx and Crake is a novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, which was published in 2003. ... Elizabeth, Duchess of Wellington (27 September 1820-13 August 1904) was born Lady Elizabeth Hay, a daughter of the eighth Marquess of Tweeddale. ...

Poetry

Winner:

  • Tim Lilburn - Kill-site

Other Finalists:

  • Tim Bowling, The Witness Ghost
  • Evan Jones, Nothing Fell Today But Rain
  • Anne Simpson, Loop
  • Tom Wayman, My Father’s Cup

Drama

Winner:

  • Vern Thiessen - Einstein’s Gift

Other Finalists:

  • Marie Clements, Burning Vision
  • Brian Drader, Prok
  • Sunil Kuruvilla, Rice Boy
  • Michael Lewis MacLennan, Last Romantics

Michael Lewis MacLennan (June 5, 1968) is a Canadian playwright, screenwriter, and producer of television shows. ...

Nonfiction

Winner:

Other Finalists: Margaret Olwen Macmillan (born 1943 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a historian and professor at the University of Toronto and is also Provost of Trinity College. ... Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World is a work of non-fiction based upon the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. ...

  • Andrew Clark, A Keen Soldier: The Execution of Second World War Private Harold Pringle
  • Andrew Cohen, While Canada Slept: How We Lost Our Place in the World
  • Maggie de Vries, Vancouver, for Missing Sarah: A Vancouver Woman Remembers Her Vanished Sister
  • Ross King, Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling

Categories: Possible copyright violations ...

Children's Literature - Text

Winner:

  • Glen Huser, Stitches

Other Finalists:

  • Sarah Ellis, The Several Lives of Orphan Jack
  • Barbara Haworth-Attard, Theories of Relativity
  • Kevin Major, Ann and Seamus
  • Judd Palmer, The Maestro

Barbara Haworth-Attard (born July 25, Canadian childrens author who lives in London, Ontario. ... Kevin Major (born September 12, 1949) is a Canadian childrens author who lives in St. ...

Children's Literature - Illustration

Winner:

  • Allen Sapp, The Song Within My Heart

Other Finalists:

  • Nicolas Debon, Four Pictures by Emily Carr
  • Rob Gonsalves, Imagine a Night
  • Barbara Reid, The Subway Mouse
  • Ludmila Zeman, Sindbad’s Secret: From the Tales of the Thousand and One Nights

Translation (French to English)

Winner:

  • Jane Brierley - Memoirs of a Less Travelled Road: A Historian’s Life

Other Finalists:

  • Patricia Claxton, A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali
  • Jo-Anne Elder, Tales from Dog Island: St. Pierre et Miquelon
  • David Homel and Fred A. Reed, The Heart Is an Involuntary Muscle
  • Susan Ouriou, Necessary Betrayals

French language finalists

Fiction

Winner:

Other Finalists: Élise Turcotte is a Canadian writer born in Sorel, Quebec on June 26, 1957. ...

  • Jean-François Chassay, L’Angle mort
  • Marie Gagnier, Console-moi
  • Gaétan Soucy, Music-Hall!
  • Larry Tremblay, Le Mangeur de bicyclette

Poetry

Winner:

  • Pierre Nepveu - Lignes aériennes

Other Finalists:

  • Nicole Brossard, Cahier de roses & de civilisation
  • Carle Coppens, Le grand livre des entorses
  • Benoit Jutras, Nous serons sans voix
  • Louis-Jean Thibault, Géographie des lointains

Nicole Brossard (born November 27, 1943 in Montreal) is a leading French Canadian formalist poet and novelist. ...

Drama:

Winner:

  • Jean-Rock Gaudreault - Deux pas vers les étoiles

Other Finalists:

  • François Archambault, La société des loisirs
  • François Létourneau, Cheech
  • Wajdi Mouawad, Incendies
  • Jean-Pierre Ronfard, Écriture pour le théâtre, tome III

Non-Fiction

Winner:

  • Thierry Hentsch- Raconter et mourir : aux sources narratives de l’imaginaire occidental

Other Finalists:

  • Michel Morin, Vertige! et autres essais a-politiques
  • Louise Prescott, Le complexe d’Ulysse : signifiance et micropolitique dans la pratique de l’art
  • François Ricard, Le dernier après-midi d’Agnès: essai sur l’oeuvre de Milan Kundera
  • Régine Robin, La mémoire saturée

Children's Literature - Text

Winner:

  • Danielle Simard, J’ai vendu ma soeur

Other Finalists:

  • Mélissa Anctil, Gigi
  • Roger Des Roches, Marie Quatdoigts
  • Laurent Grimon, Le chevalier des Arbres
  • Paul Chanel Malenfant, Si tu allais quelque part

Children's Literature - Illustration

Winner:

  • Virginie Egger, Recette d’éléphant à la sauce vieux pneu

Other Finalists:

  • Geneviève Côté, Le Premier Printemps du monde
  • Gérard Dubois, Le piano muet
  • Stéphane Jorisch, Thésée et le Minotaure
  • Stéphane Poulin, Annabel et la Bête

Translation - English to French

Winner:

  • Agnès Guitard - Un amour de Salomé

Other Finalists:

  • Yolande Amzallag, Le canari éthique: science, société et esprit humain
  • Paule Noyart, L’Or bleu: l’eau, nouvel enjeu stratégique et commercial
  • Hélène Paré, L’histoire spectacle: le cas du tricentenaire de Québec
  • Lori Saint-Martin and Paul Gagné, L’analyste

External links

  • Press release announcing finalists (http://www.canadacouncil.ca/news/releases/2003/qg127245397155625000.htm)

Other Governor General's Awards:

2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998 - 1997 - 1996 - 1995 - 1994 - 1993 - 1992 - 1991 - 1990 - 1989 - 1988 - 1987 - 1986 - 1985 - 1984 - 1983 - 1982 - 1981 - 1980 - 1979 - 1978 - 1977 - 1976 - 1975 - 1974 - 1973 - 1972 - 1971 - 1970 - 1969 - 1968 - 1967 - 1966 - 1965 - 1964 - 1963 - 1962 - 1961 - 1960 - 1959 - 1958 - 1957 - 1956 - 1955 - 1954 - 1953 - 1952 - 1951 - 1950 - 1949 - 1948 - 1947 - 1946 - 1945 - 1944 - 1943 - 1942 - 1941 - 1940 - 1939 - 1938 - 1937 - 1936 Since their creation in 1937, the Governor Generals Literary Awards have become one of Canadas most prestigious prizes, awarded in both French and English in seven categories: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Drama, Childrens Literature-Text, Childrens Literature-Illustration, and Translation. ... The nominees for the 2004 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit were announced on October 26. ... The 2002 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit were be presented by Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, at a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Tuesday, November 19. ... The 2001 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit were be presented by Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, at a ceremony at Rideau Hall on November 14. ... The 2000 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit were presented by Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, and Jean-Louis Roux, Chairman of the Canada Council for the Arts, on November 14 at Rideau Hall. ... The winners of the 1999 Canadian Governor Generals Literary Awards were announced by Jean-Louis Roux, Chairman, and Shirley L. Thomson, Director of the Canada Council for the Arts, at a press conference held on November 16th at the National Library of Canada. ... The winners of the 1998 Governor Generals Literary Awards were announced by Jean-Louis Roux, Chairman, and Shirley L. Thomson, Director of the Canada Council for the Arts on November 17th in Ottawa. ... The winners of the 1997 Governor Generals Literary Awards was announced on November 18th by Donna Scott, Chairman of the Canada Council for the Arts. ... The 1996 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit were presented on November 14th 1996. ... The 1995 Governor Generals Literary Awards were presented by Roméo LeBlanc, Governor General of Canada on November 14 at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto. ... Each winner of the 1994 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit received $10 000 dollars and a medal from the Governor General of Canada. ... Each winner of the 1993 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit received $10,000 and a medal from the Governor General of Canada. ... Each winner of the 1992 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit received $10 000 dollars and a medal from the Governor General of Canada. ... Each winner of the 1991 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit received $10 000 dollars and a medal from the Governor General of Canada. ... Each winner of the 1990 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit received $5 000 dollars and a medal from the Governor General of Canada. ... Each winner of the 1989 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit received $5000 dollars and a medal from the Governor General of Canada. ... Each winner of the 1988 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit received $5000 dollars and a medal from the Governor General of Canada. ... Each winner of the 1987 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit received $5000 dollars and a medal from the Governor General of Canada. ... Each winner of the 1986 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit was selected by a panel of judges administered by the Canada Council for the Arts. ... 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Each winner of the 1967 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit was selected by a panel of judges administered by the Canada Council for the Arts. ... Each winner of the 1966 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit was selected by a panel of judges administered by the Canada Council for the Arts. ... Each winner of the 1965 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit was selected by a panel of judges administered by the Canada Council for the Arts. ... Each winner of the 1964 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit was selected by a panel of judges administered by the Canada Council for the Arts. ... Each winner of the 1963 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit was selected by a panel of judges administered by the Canada Council for the Arts. ... Each winner of the 1962 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit was selected by a panel of judges administered by the Canada Council for the Arts. ... 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