Governor General’s Award for Nonfiction

This year’s winner is M.G. Vassanji, for A Place Within: Rediscovering India.

(Doubleday Canada; distributed by Random House of Canada)

The jury comments, “An utterly brilliant, evocative memoir that ranges across the landscapes of culture, memory, identity and history. M.G. Vassanji’s style – diverse and playful – brings the reader along effortlessly, illuminating the ramshackle roots of self, family, and culture. An outstanding book of self-reflection and persistent insight, A Place Within is the resonant chronicle of a sage, a traveler, a pilgrim.”

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