1982 Governor General's Awards

1982 Governor General's Awards

Each winner of the 1982 Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit was selected by a panel of judges administered by the Canada Council for the Arts.

English Language

Fiction

Winner:
*Guy Vanderhaeghe, "Man Descending"

Other Finalists:
*Alice Munro, "The Moons of Jupiter"
*Chris Scott, "Antichthon"

Poetry

Winner:
*Phyllis Webb, "The Vision Tree: Selected Poems"

Other Finalists:
*Robert Bringhurst, "The Beauty of the Weapons: Selected Poems 1972-1982"
*Barry Dempster, "Fables for Isolated Men"
*Diane Keating, "No Birds or Flowers"

Drama

Winner:
*John Gray, "Billy Bishop Goes to War"

Other Finalists:
*Lawrence Jeffery, "Clay"
*Betty Lambert, "Jennie's Story"

Non-fiction

Winner:
*Christopher Moore, "Louisbourg Portraits: Life in an Eighteenth- Century Garrison Town"

Other Finalists:
*Northrop Frye, "The Great Code: The Bible and Literature"
*Christina McCall-Newman, "Grits: An Intimate Portrait of The Liberal Party"

French Language

Fiction

Winner:
*Roger Fournier, "Le cercle des arènes"

Other Finalists:
*Gaëtan Brulotte, "Le surveillant"
*Louis Caron, "Les fils de la liberté II: La corne de brume"
*Anne Hébert, "Les fous de Bassan"

Poetry

Winner:
*Michel Savard, "Forages"

Other Finalist:
*Alphonse Piché, "Dernier profil"

Drama

Winner:
*Réjean Ducharme, "Ha ha! ..."

Other Finalists:
*Marie Laberge, "Avec l'hiver qui s'en vient"
*Léo Lévesque, "... Quand j'y ai dit ça ... à parti à rire"
*Jovette Marchessault, "La terre est trop courte, Violette Leduc"

Non-fiction

Winner:
*Maurice Lagueux, "Le marxisme des années soixante: une saison dans l'histoire de la pensée critique"

Other Finalist:
*Flore Dupriez, "La condition féminine et les Pères de l'Église latine"

Other Governor General's Awards:


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