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Writing award opportunity: The J. W. Dafoe Writing Award

May 11, 2021 / admin / Uncategorized

The J.W. Dafoe Foundation was established by the friends and admirers of John Wesley Dafoe, editor of the Manitoba/Winnipeg Free Press from 1901 until his death in 1944. Dafoe was one of Canada’s most distinguished journalists and editors, who had a special interest in Western Canada and in Canada’s place in the world. In honour […]

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Publicity for The Good Fight, 2020 Book Prize Winner

May 16, 2020 / admin / Uncategorized

The Good Fight: Marcel Cadieux & Canadian Diplomacy by Brendan Kelly, winner of the 2020 J. W. Dafoe Book Prize has made the news: Brendan Kelly’s The Good Fight wins $10K J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, for best nonfiction book about Canada, CBC https://www.cbc.ca/books/brendan-kelly-s-the-good-fight-wins-10k-j-w-dafoe-book-prize-for-best-nonfiction-book-about-canada-1.5557947 The Hill Times, 11 May 2020 Announcement the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary […]

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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 […]

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Taylor Hollander speaking and book signing

June 8, 2019 / admin / Uncategorized

Speaking & Signing Power, Politics, and Principles: Mackenzie King and Labour, 1935-1948 (University of Toronto Press), winner of the 2019 JW Dafoe Book Prize. Presented by The J. W. Dafoe Foundation. Full details are available on the McNally Robinson website.

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Book prize winner announced

May 10, 2019 / admin / Uncategorized

Power, Politics and Principles: Mackenzie King and Labour, 1935-1948 by Taylor Hollanderwins$10,000 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize for 2019.   Taylor Hollander has won the 2019 John Wesley Dafoe Book Prize for Power, Politics and Principles: Mackenzie King and Labour, 1935-1948 published by the University of Toronto Press.   In making its selection from 38 submissions […]

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2019 Book Prize Shortlist

April 3, 2019 / admin / Uncategorized

Five books drawn from across Canada made the shortlist for the 2019 John W. Dafoe Book Prize from an excellent field of thirty-eight entries: Fen Osler Hampson, Master of Persuasion: Brian Mulroney’s Global Legacy. McClelland and Stewart/Signal. Taylor Hollander, Power, Politics and Principles: Mackenzie King and Labour, 1935-1948. University of Toronto Press. D’Arcy Jenish, The […]

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2019 Book Prize Competition Open Now

October 29, 2018 / admin / Uncategorized

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 […]

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Book prize winner making headlines

May 27, 2018 / admin / Uncategorized

This year’s book prize winner announced previously has been making headlines throughout the country: Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa historian, author Tim Cook wins J.W. Dafoe Book Prize CBC, Tim Cook’s Vimy wins $10K J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, which recognizes a work of nonfiction about Canada Quill & Quire, Tim Cook’s First World War volume named winner of the 2018 […]

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