Ricepaper Magazine would like to congratulate Jillian Tamaki, This One Summer, for earning the Governor General Literary Awards in the Children’s Literature – Illustration category; and her cousin Mariko Tamaki, who also received acknowledgement for This One Summer in the Children’s Literature – Text.
In 2008, Mariko was also nominated for Skim, the Tamaki’s first graphic novel collaboration.
Other English-language Governor General winners include:
Thomas King, The Back of the Turtle (Fiction)
Michael Harris, The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection (Non-Fiction)
Arleen Paré, Lake of Two Mountains (Poetry)
Jordan Tannahill, Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays (Drama)
Raziel Reid, When Everything Feels like the Movies (Children’s Literature – text)
Peter Feldstein, Paul-Émile Borduas: A Critical Biography (Translation – French to English)