Two Winnipeg authors have landed on the list of finalists for the 2020 Governor General's Literary Awards — and in the same category.
Colleen Nelson's Harvey Holds His Own, published by Pajama Press, and David A. Robertson's The Barren Grounds, published by Puffin Canada, are among the five finalists in the Young People's Literature - Text category.
Robertson won a Governor General's Award in 2017 in the young people's illustrated text category for his book When We Were Alone, illustrated by Julie Flett. His follow-up to that book, On the Trapline, was published today (May 4).
Winners in each of the 14 categories receives $25,000, with each finalist receiving $1,000. The winners will be announced June 1; for a full list of finalists see ggbooks.ca.