The Governor General’s Literary Awards were announced yesterday. M.G. Vassanji won for his memoir A Place Within: Rediscovering India. Kate Pullinger, who grew up in Canada and now lives in the U.K., won for her Victorian-era novel The Mistress of Nothing. Kevin Loring won for his first ever play, Where the Blood Mixes (he’s also an accomplished actor). North Vancouver poet David Zieroth won for The Fly in Autumn.
Laidlaw Library has purchased all these books; here are links to the library catalogue:
- A Place Within: Rediscovering India / M.G. Vassanji
- The Mistress of Nothing / Kate Pullinger
- Where the Blood Mixes / Kevin Loring
- The Fly in Autumn / David Zieroth