Thomas King Wins Governor General’s Literary Award!

By November 18, 2014News

WCA is thrilled to announce that Thomas King’s The Back of the Turtle (HarperCollins Canada) has won the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction.

The Back of the Turtle is King’s first literary novel in 15 years and follows on the success of the award-winning and bestselling The Inconvenient Indian and his beloved Green Grass, Running Water and Truth and Bright Water, both of which continue to be taught in Canadian schools and universities. Green Grass, Running Water is widely considered a contemporary Canadian classic.

The Governor General’s Literary Awards were first awarded in 1936, and are now one of Canada’s premier national literary awards. Winners will be celebrated at a public event in Ottawa on November 26.

The Back of the Turtle By King, Thomas