CATTON CAPTURES GOVERNOR GENERAL'S AWARD FOR LITERATURE

Nov 13, 2013

By Michael Kramer

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Another great honour for author Eleanor Catton.

The Ontario-born writer has followed up her Man Booker Prize – with a Governor General’s Literary Award.

The 28-year-old has won in the fiction category for her novel, ” The Luminaries.”

Last month Catton became the youngest author to win the Man Booker prize for her mystery saga set amid a gold rush in New Zealand – where Catton moved with her family at age six from London, Ontario.

This year’s winner of the Governor General’s Award for non-fiction is ” Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page” by Vancouver-based Sandra Djwa.

Katherena Vermette of  Winnipeg claimed the English-language poetry prize for ” North End Love Songs,”  and  the drama honour went to ” Fault Lines: Greenland Iceland Faroe ” by Nicolas Billon, who was born in Ottawa, grew up in Montreal and now lives in Toronto.

Each award is worth $25,000.

Governor General David Johnston will present the honours on November 28th in Ottawa.

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