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The Good Fight: Marcel Cadieux and Canadian Diplomacy by Brendan Kelly wins $10,000 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize for 2020.

May 6, 2020 / admin / Uncategorized

Brendan Kelly has won the 2020 John Wesley Dafoe Book Prize for The Good Fight: Marcel Cadieux and Canadian Diplomacy published by UBC Press. 

The Prize will be formally awarded at the J.W. Dafoe Foundation’s Book Prize Dinner this fall in Winnipeg.

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.

For questions or further information contact:  Dr. Andrea Rounce, Honorary Secretary by email at

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