2019 Book Prize Competition Open Now
The John Wesley Dafoe Foundation is once again pleased to solicit submissions for its annual Book Prize. The 2019 Dafoe Book Prize, valued at $10,000.00, will be awarded to a publication with a 2018 imprint “for distinguished writing by Canadians, or authors resident in Canada, that contributes to the understanding of Canada, Canadians, and/or Canada’s place in the world.” The foundation would further note that co- or multiple authored books are eligible, but not edited books consisting of chapters from many different authors.
A nominal submission fee of $50 per entry is required. Publishers and individuals are encouraged to submit their entries (in four copies), with the appropriate submission fee in cheque form payable to the J.W. Dafoe Foundation and forwarded to Dr. Andrea Rounce, Honorary Secretary, The Dafoe Foundation, 529 Fletcher Argue Building, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 5V5, by Friday December 14th, 2018. Please note that late entries for books published in later November and December will be accepted into the new year.
Formal announcement of the short list will be made between the end of February and early March 2019, followed by the announcement of the winner in late March. The Prize will be formally awarded to the author(s) at the Annual J.W. Dafoe Book Prize dinner in May.