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Christine Quintana
(Playwrights Canada Press)

Two Indians
Falen Johnson
(Scirocco Drama /
J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing)

Sexual Misconduct of the
Middle Classes
Hannah Moscovitch 
(Playwrights Canada

Take d Milk, Nah?
Jivesh Parasram
(Playwrights Canada

Paul David Power

(Breakwater Books)


Home Waltz
G. A. Grisenthwaite
(Palimpsest Press)

Fictional Father
Joe Ollmann
(Drawn & Quarterly)

Tainna: The Unseen Ones
Norma Dunning
(Douglas & McIntyre)

Second Place
Rachel Cusk
(Harper Perennial / HarperCollins Canada)

You Are Eating an Orange. You Are Naked.
(Book*hug Press)


Care of: Letters, Connections, and Cures
Ivan Coyote
(McClelland & Stewart / Penguin Random House Canada)

The Day the World Stops Shopping
J.B. MacKinnon
(Random House Canada / Penguin Random House Canada)

Revery: A Year of Bees
Jenna Butler
(Wolsak and Wynn Publishers)

What I Remember, What I Know: The Life of a High Arctic Exile
Larry Audlaluk
(Inhabit Media)

alfabet/alphabet: a memoir of a first language

Sadiqa de Meijer

(Anstruther Books / Palimpsest Press)


A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure
Hoa Nguyen
(Wave Books)

Rebecca Salazar
(McClelland & Stewart / Penguin Random House Canada)

The Untranslatable
Roxanna Bennett
(Gordon Hill Press)

A History of the Theories of Rain
Stephen Collis

The Junta of Happenstance
Tolu Oloruntoba
(Anstruther Books / Palimpsest Press)


This Radiant Life
Erín Moure
(Book*hug Press)
Translation of La vie radieuse by Chantal Neveu

Paul at Home
Helge Dascher and Rob Aspinall
(Drawn & Quarterly)
Translation of Paul à la maison by Michel Rabagliati

A Cemetery for Bees
Katia Grubisic
(Linda Leith Publishing)
Translation of Le cimetière des abeilles by Alina Dumitrescu

People, State, and War Under the French Regime in Canada
Peter Feldstein
(McGill-Queenʼs University Press)
Translation of Le Peuple, lʼÉtat et la Guerre au Canada sous le Régime français by Louise Dechêne

The Lover, the Lake
Susan Ouriou
(Freehand Books)
Translation of Lʼamant du lac by Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau by Louise Dechêne

Young People's Literature  Illustrated Books

The Library Bus
Bahram Rahman and Gabrielle Grimard
(Pajama Press)

Mii maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh / This Is How I Know
Brittany Luby and

Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley
(Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press)

On the Trapline
David A. Robertson

and Julie Flett

(Tundra Books /

Penguin Random House


Out Into the Big Wide Lake
Paul Harbridge and

Josée Bisaillon
(Tundra Books/

Penguin Random House


The Wind and the Trees
Todd Stewart
(Owlkids Books)

Young People's Literature – Text

Peter Lee's Notes from the Field
Angela Ahn
(Tundra Books / Penguin Random House Canada)

The Fabulous Zed Watson!
Basil Sylvester and Kevin Sylvester
(HarperCollins Publishers)

Blood Like Magic
Liselle Sambury
(Margaret K. McElderry Books / Simon & Schuster)

Philippa Dowding
(DCB / Cormorant Books)

Sharon Jennings
(Red Deer Press)

CIBA would also like to congratulate all of the
2021 Governor General's Awards French-language finalists


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