1984 Governor General's Awards

Each winner of the 1984 Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit was selected by a panel of judges administered by the Canada Council for the Arts.


Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Josef Skvorecky, The Engineer of Human Souls
Non-fiction Sandra Gwyn, The Private Capital: Ambition and Love in the Age of Macdonald and Laurier
  • Bob Beal and Rod Macleod, Prairie Fire: The 1885 North-West Rebellion
  • Graham Fraser, P.Q.: René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois in Power
Poetry Paulette Jiles, Celestial Navigation
Drama Judith Thompson, White Biting Dog


Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Jacques Brault, Agonie
Non-fiction Jean Hamelin and Nicole Gagnon, Le XXe Siècle: Histoire du catholicisme québécois
  • Luc Bureau, Entre l'Éden et l'Utopie
  • Philippe Haeck, La Table d'écriture: poéthique et modernité
Poetry Nicole Brossard, Double Impression
Drama René-Daniel Dubois, Ne blâmez jamais les Bédouins


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