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On a blue sparkling background, a round grey sticker is in the center that reads ggbooks Finalist. The book covers for Forgiveness, Is My Microphone On?, The Enchanted Loom, and William Shakespeare’s As You Like It: A Radical Retelling are featured side by side.

Congratulations to our 2023 Governor General’s Literary Awards finalists!

All finalists are now 20% off until November 8th

By Brandon Crone Date: October 26, 2023 Tags: News, Awards

We are absolutely thrilled that four of our publications are Drama finalists for the 2023 Governor General’s Literary Awards!

The finalists are:
Forgiveness adapted by Hiro Kanagawa from the memoir Forgiveness: A Gift From My Grandparents by Mark Sakamoto
Is My Microphone On? by Jordan Tannahill
The Enchanted Loom by Suvendrini Lena, Tamil translation by Dushy Gnanapragasam
William Shakespeare's As You Like It: A Radical Retelling by Cliff Cardinal

We also wish to shout-out the fifth finalist: The War Being Waged by Darla Contois! Published by Scirocco Drama, you can order a copy of this exquisite play here. A giant standing ovation to all the shortlisted authors for receiving this distinguished honour!

In celebration of this achievement, all single copies of our finalists are now 20% OFF on our website until November 8th. This applies to both paperback and ebook editions. Be part of the conversation and don’t miss this golden opportunity to add these gems to your personal library or gift a memorable read to a loved one.

The Governor General's Literary Awards are administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, honouring excellence in Canadian literature. The winners will be revealed on November 8th and will receive $25,000. Visit to explore all the shortlisted books in each category. Share your excitement and kudos using the hashtag with #GGBooks2023.