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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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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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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. […]

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2018 Book Prize Shortlist Announcement

April 14, 2018 / admin / Uncategorized

Five books drawn from across Canada made the shortlist for the 2018 John W. Dafoe Book Prize from an excellent field of thirty-eight entries. Tim Cook, Vimy: The Battle and the Legend.  Toronto: Allen Lane. Penguin Canada Group. Christopher Dummitt, Unbuttoned: The History of Mackenzie King’s Secret Life. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s Press. Ken McGoogan, […]

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