Category Archives: Book Prize

2021 Book Prize Winner: The Company: The Rise and Fall of the Hudson’s Bay Empire by Stephen R. Bown wins the $10,000 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize for 2021

May 18, 2021 / admin / Book Prize

Stephen R. Bown has won the 2021 John Wesley Dafoe Book Prize for The Company: The Rise and Fall of the Hudson’s Bay Empire published by Doubleday Canada.   Stephen R. Bown’s historical work is the unanimous choice of this year’s J.W. Dafoe Book Prize Jury. Jury Chair Eugene Walz describes the award-winning book in […]

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2021 Book Prize: Four outstanding books are shortlisted for $10,000 John W. Dafoe Book Prize

May 4, 2021 / admin / Book Prize

Four books drawn from a field of thirty, from across Canada, are shortlisted for the 2021 John W. Dafoe Book Prize:   Larry Audlaluk.  What I Remember, What I Know: The Life of a High Arctic Exile.  Inhabit Media, Inc.  https://inhabitmedia.com/2020/09/23/what-i-remember-what-i-know-the-life-of-a-high-arctic-exile/     Heidi Bohaker.  Doodem and Council Fire: Anishinaabe Governance through Alliance.  University of […]

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2020 Book Prize Talk

December 23, 2020 / admin / Book Prize

Brendan Kelly’s talk presented by McNally Robinson on his book The Good Fight: Marcel Cadieux and Canadian Diplomacy, winner of the 2020 J. W. Dafoe Book Prize is available on YouTube at the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyME9tdyncg&t=3s  

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2020 Book Prize

November 15, 2020 / admin / Book Prize

Join us as we celebrate the 2020 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize winning book, The Good Fight: Marcel Cadieux and Canadian Diplomacy (UBC Press), written by Dr. Brendan Kelly. Presented by the J.W. Dafoe Foundation, and hosted by McNally Robinson Booksellers. McNally Robinson event: https://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/event-18036/Brendan-Kelly-JW-Dafoe-Book-Prize-Online-Event/ Zoom registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ksSKcJT9TnyuHDzL6CfskA YouTube stream: https://youtu.be/jyME9tdyncg https://www.facebook.com/events/806478343519738 Printable poster available here.

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Book prize submissions now being accepted

October 16, 2020 / admin / Book Prize

DEADLINE has been extended this year to January 13, 2021 The John Wesley Dafoe Foundation is once again pleased to solicit submissions for its annual Book Prize. The 2021 Dafoe Book Prize, valued at $10,000.00, will be awarded to a publication with a 2020 imprint “. . . for distinguished writing by Canadians, or authors […]

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2020 Book Prize Competition Open Now

November 18, 2019 / admin / Book Prize

The John Wesley Dafoe Foundation is once again pleased to solicit submissions for its annual Book Prize. The 2020 Dafoe Book Prize, valued at $10,000.00, will be awarded to a publication with a 2019 imprint “. . . for distinguished writing by Canadians, or authors resident in Canada, that contributes to the understanding of Canada, […]

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