2002 Governor General's Awards

The 2002 Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit were presented by Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, at a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Tuesday, November 19. Each winner received a cheque for $15,000.

English

Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Gloria Sawai, A Song for Nettie Johnson
Non-fiction Andrew Nikiforuk, Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig's War Against Big Oil
  • Carolyn Abraham, Possessing Genius: The Bizarre Odyssey of Einstein's Brain
  • Jill Frayne, Starting Out in the Afternoon: A Mid-Life Journey into Wild Land
  • Stephen Henighan, When Words Deny the World: The Reshaping of Canadian Writing
  • Don McKay, Vis à Vis: Field Notes on Poetry & Wilderness
Poetry Roy Miki, Surrender
Drama Kevin Kerr, Unity (1918)
Children's literature Martha Brooks, True Confessions of a Heartless Girl
Children's illustration Wallace Edwards, Alphabeasts
  • Brian Deines, Dragonfly Kites/pimihákanisa
  • Marie-Louise Gay, Stella, Fairy of the Forest
  • Rogé, When Pigs Fly
  • Janie Jaehyun Park, The Tiger and the Dried Persimmon
French to English translation Nigel Spencer, Thunder and Light

French

Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Monique LaRue, La Gloire de Cassiodore
Non-fiction Judith Lavoie, Mark Twain et la parole noire
  • Claude Lévesque, Par-delà le masculin et le féminin
  • Lucie K. Morriset, La mémoire du paysage — Histoire de la forme urbain d'un centre-ville: Saint-Roch, Québec
  • Élisabeth Nardout-Lafarge, Réjean Ducharme: Une poétique du débris
  • Émile Ollivier, Repérages
Poetry Robert Dickson, Humains paysages en temps de paix relative
Drama Daniel Danis, Le Langue-à-Langue des chiens de roche
Children's literature Hélène Vachon, L'oiseau de passage
Children's illustration Luc Melanson, Le grand voyage de Monsieur
  • Philippe Béha, La reine rouge
  • Jean-Marie Benoit, Le voyage à l'envers
  • Guy England, L'ami perdu
  • Mylène Pratt, Décroche-moi la lune
English to French translation Paule Noyart, Histoire universelle de la chasteté et du célibat
  • Florence Bernard, F. R. Scott: une vie
  • Jean Paré, La révolution des droits
  • Carole Sadelain, La nature des économies
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