Nov 18, 2014
By Michael Kramer
This year’s winners of the Governor-General’s Literary Awards have been announced by the Canada Council.
Guelph author Thomas King has won the $25,000 prize for his novel “The Back of the Turtle.”
It’s been quite a year for King.
In March, he won the RBC Taylor Prize for non-fiction for “The Inconvenient Indian.” That was also worth $25,000.
The non-fiction prize goes to Michael Harris for “The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection.”
2014 was a year for young authors.
24-year-old Raziel Reid has become the youngest-ever winner of the Governor-General’s Award for Children’s Literature for “When Everything Feels Like the Movies.”
And 26-year-old Jordan Tannahill of Toronto becomes the youngest Drama winner for “Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays.”