Madeleine Thein, winner of 2016 Governor General's Award for fiction for the novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing. This novel is also short listed for the Booker and for the Giller Prizes. Congratulations Madeleine and all the winners.
- Fiction: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
- Nonfiction: A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905 by Bill Waiser
- Poetry: The Waking Comes Late by Steven Heighton
- Young People's Literature (text): Calvin by Martine Leavitt
- Young People's Literature (illustrated books): Tokyo Digs a Garden by Jon-Erik Lappano and Kellen Hatanaka
- Translation (French to English): The Party Wall translated by Lazer Lederhendler, written by Catherine Leroux
- Drama: Pig Girl by Colleen Murphy