Three Governor General's Literary Award finalists: Francesca Ekwuyasi, Ivan Coyote, Sachiko Murakami
We are thrilled to announce that three of our books have been named as finalists for the 2020 Governor General's Literary Awards: Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi (fiction), Rebent Sinner by Ivan Coyote (non-fiction), and Render by Sachiko Murakami (poetry)!
Butter Honey Pig Bread was the 2021 runnerup on CBC's Canada Reads competition. It is also shortlisted for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award and a Lambda Literary Award, and was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Rebent Sinner won the inaugural Jim Deva Prize for Writing that Provokes at the BC and Yukon Book Prizes in 2020. It is also shortlisted for a Forest of Reading Evergreen Award. Ivan Coyote is the 2020 winner of the Freedom to Read Award from the Writers' Union of Canada.
This is Sachiko Murakami's second Governor General's Literary Award nomination; she was a finalist in 2008 for her poetry book The Invisibility Exhibit (Talonbooks).
The 2020 Governor General's Award finalists were announced by the Canada Council for the Arts on May 4, 2021. Click here to see the full list of this year's finalists.
Congratulations to Francesca, Ivan, Sachiko, and all the other finalists!