1995 Governor General's Awards

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The 1995 Governor General's Literary Awards were presented by Roméo LeBlanc, Governor General of Canada on November 14 at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto. Each winner received a cheque for $10,000 and a copy of their books specially bound by master bookbinder Pierre Ouvard.

Roméo LeBlanc Canadian politician

Roméo-Adrien LeBlanc was a Canadian journalist, politician, and statesman who served as Governor General of Canada, the 25th since Canadian Confederation.

Governor General of Canada representative of the monarch of Canada

The Governor General of Canada is the federal viceregal representative of the Canadian monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II. The person of the sovereign is shared equally both with the 15 other Commonwealth realms and the 10 provinces of Canada, but resides predominantly in her oldest and most populous realm, the United Kingdom. The Queen, on the advice of her Canadian prime minister, appoints a governor general to carry out most of her constitutional and ceremonial duties. The commission is for an unfixed period of time—known as serving at Her Majesty's pleasure—though five years is the normal convention. Beginning in 1959, it has also been traditional to rotate between anglophone and francophone incumbents—although many recent governors general have been bilingual. Once in office, the governor general maintains direct contact with the Queen, wherever she may be at the time.

Winter Garden Theatre Broadway theater and movie theater in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, United States

The Winter Garden Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 1634 Broadway between 50th and 51st Streets in midtown Manhattan.

English

CategoryWinnerNominated
Fiction Blueribbon icon.png Greg Hollingshead, The Roaring Girl
Non-fiction Blueribbon icon.png Rosemary Sullivan, Shadow Maker: The Life of Gwendolyn MacEwen
Poetry Blueribbon icon.png Anne Szumigalski, Voice
Drama Blueribbon icon.png Jason Sherman, Three in the Back, Two in the Head
Children's literature Blueribbon icon.png Tim Wynne-Jones, The Maestro
Children's illustration Blueribbon icon.png Ludmila Zeman, The Last Quest of Gilgamesh
French to English translation Blueribbon icon.png David Homel, Why Must a Black Writer Write About Sex? (Dany Laferrière, Cette grenade dans la main du jeune nègre est-elle une arme ou un fruit?)

French

CategoryWinnerNominated
Fiction Blueribbon icon.png Nicole Houde, Les Oiseaux de Saint-John Perse
Non-fiction Blueribbon icon.png Yvan Lamonde, Louis-Antoine Dessaulles. Un seigneur libéral et anticlérical
Poetry Blueribbon icon.png Émile Martel, Pour orchestre et poète seul
Drama Blueribbon icon.png Carole Fréchette, Les Quatre morts de Marie
Children's literature Blueribbon icon.png Sonia Sarfati, Comme une peau de chagrin
Children's illustration Blueribbon icon.png Annouchka Gravel Galouchko, Sho et les dragons d'eau
English to French translation Blueribbon icon.png Hervé Juste, Entre l'ordre et la liberté

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