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Dafoe Writing Prize 2022

November 10, 2022 / 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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J.W. Dafoe Book Prize Accepting Submissions for 2023 Prize

October 26, 2022 / admin / Book Prize

The John Wesley Dafoe Foundation is once again pleased to receive submissions for its annual Book Prize. The 2023 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, now valued at $12,000.00, will be awarded to a publication with a 2022 imprint “… for distinguished writing by Canadians, or authors resident in Canada, that contributes to the understanding of Canada, […]

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2022 Book Prize Winner: “Seen but Not Seen: Influential Canadians and the First Nations from the 1840s to Today” by Donald B. Smith

July 18, 2022 / admin / Book Prize

Donald B. Smith has won the 2022 John Wesley Dafoe Book Prize for Seen but Not Seen: Influential Canadians and the First Nations from the 1840s to Today published by the University of Toronto Press (UTP). Donald B. Smith’s historical work is the unanimous choice of this year’s jury. Jury Chair Dr. Eugene Walz describes […]

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Book Prize 2022: Five outstanding books are shortlisted for John W. Dafoe Book Prize

May 25, 2022 / admin / Book Prize

Five books drawn from a field of thirty are shortlisted for the 2022 John W. Dafoe Book Prize: Barry Gough. Possessing Meares Island: A Historian’s Journey into the Past of Clayoquot Sound. Harbour Publishing. https://harbourpublishing.com/products/9781550179576 Daniel R. Meister. The Racial Mosaic: A Pre-history of Canadian Multiculturalism. McGill-Queen’s University Press. https://www.mqup.ca/racial-mosaic–the-products-9780228008712.php Peter Price. Questions of Order: […]

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2022 Book Prize – Call for Submissions

November 2, 2021 / admin / Book Prize

The John Wesley Dafoe Foundation is once again pleased to solicit submissions for its annual Book Prize. The 2022 Dafoe Book Prize, valued at $10,000.00, will be awarded to a publication with a 2021 imprint “. . . for distinguished writing by Canadians, or authors resident in Canada, that contributes to the understanding of Canada, […]

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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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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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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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