McLeod and Tannahill Take Home GG’s

By October 31, 2018News

mcleodtannahillCongratulations to 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award winners Darrel J. McLeod and Jordan Tannahill!

Mamaskatch by Darrel J. McLeod in the category of Non-Fiction.

From the Peer Assessment Committee:

Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age dares to immerse readers in provocative contemporary issues including gender fluidity, familial violence, and transcultural hybridity. A fast-moving, intimate memoir of dreams and nightmares—lyrical and gritty, raw and vulnerable, told without pity, but with phoenix-like strength.”

Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom by Jordan Tannahill in the category of Drama.

From the Peer Assessment Committee:

“Jordan Tannahill’s two-play volume explores the fragility of social consensus in a world made uneasy by the forces of social division. Both plays are poetic, irreverent and funny, offering the pleasure of entertainment while displaying masterful literary ability. Tannahill possesses a powerful artistic voice that reflects where we come from, who we are and who we may become.”