1983 Governor General's Awards
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1983 Governor General's Awards

Each winner of the 1983 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 Blue ribbon Leon Rooke, Shakespeare's Dog
Non-fiction Blue ribbon Jeffery Williams, Byng of Vimy
Poetry Blue ribbon David Donnell, Settlements
Drama Blue ribbon Anne Chislett, Quiet in the Land

No advance shortlist was released for this category.[1]


Category Winner Nominated
Fiction Blue ribbon Suzanne Jacob, Laura Laur
Non-fiction Blue ribbon Maurice Cusson, Le contrôle social du crime
  • Clermont Dugas, Les régions périphériques: défi au développement du Québec
  • Jacques Michon, Émile Nelligan: les racines du rêve
  • François Rousseau, L'oeuvre de chère en Nouvelle-France. Le régime des malades à l'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec
Poetry Blue ribbon Suzanne Paradis, Un goût de sel
Drama Blue ribbon René Gingras, Syncope


  1. ^ "Governor-General's Awards 22 authors named finalists". The Globe and Mail, May 19, 1984.

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