Warmest congratulations to Martine Leavitt on winning the 2016 Governor General’s Award for Young People’s Literature (Text category) for her astounding novel, Calvin!
Here’s our jury citation:
In Martine Leavitt’s Calvin, a boy newly diagnosed with schizophrenia makes a pilgrimage across a frozen Lake Erie. Told in spare, beautiful prose, this transcendent exploration of reality and truth is funny, frightening and affirming. Calvin is an astonishing achievement.
I love and admire this novel so much. I hope you’ll read it, too.