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2018 Book Prize Winner Announced

May 21, 2018 / admin / Uncategorized

Vimy: The Battle and the Legend wins $10,000 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize for 2018.Tim Cook has won the 2018 John Wesley Dafoe Book Prize for Vimy: The Battle and the Legend, published by Allen Lane/Penguin Canada Group.

The Prize will be formally awarded at the J.W. Dafoe Foundation’s Book Prize Dinner on May 29 in Winnipeg. In addition, Tim Cook will be making a public presentation on the book at McNally Robinson Booksellers, 4000-1120 Grant Avenue in Winnipeg, on Wednesday, May 30th at 7:00pm. All are welcome to attend the McNally Robinson talk.

The J.W. Dafoe Book Prize is awarded to the best book on Canada, Canadians, and/or Canada’s place in the world published in the previous calendar year.

The Prize memorializes John Wesley Dafoe, one of the most significant Canadian editors of the 20th century. In his tenure at the Manitoba Free Press, later renamed the Winnipeg Free Press, from 1901-1944, Dafoe was known for his advocacy of western development, free trade, national independence, and the Commonwealth.

The Foundation’s activities also support $10,000 fellowships for MA students pursuing international studies in conflict resolution, economics, history, international relations, law or politics at the University of Manitoba and a number of colloquia on Canada in international affairs.

View the full press release here.

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