The Governor General’s Literary Awards are being announced this morning.

The awards carry a $25,000 cash prize from the Canada Council for the Arts. They will celebrate the best in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama and translation.

Among the nominees this year is Siege 13, a gripping collection of short stories by Waterloo, Ont.-based author Tamas Dobozy, which has already won the $25,000 Rogers Writers’ Trust of Canada Prize for Fiction.

Other contenders include Toronto’s Linda Spalding for The Purchase; former Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Vincent Lam for his Vietnam saga The Headmaster’s Wager; Torontonian Robert Hough for Dr. Brinkley’s Tower; and Waterloo’s Carrie Snyder The Juliet Stories.

Finalists for the non-fiction prize include Toronto journalist Nahlah Ayed for her memoir A Thousand Farewells: A Reporter’s Journey from Refugee Camp to the Arab Spring and Noah Richler for What We Talk About When We Talk About War.

Scott Walker

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