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New social media accounts!

April 12, 2024 / Ariel Gordon / Uncategorized

The J.W. Book Prize is on social media! Give us a follow, would you? Instagram: @jwdafoebookprize X: @dafoebookprize Facebook: J.W. Dafoe Book Prize Thanks!  

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Meet the 2024 Jurors!

April 10, 2024 / Ariel Gordon / Book Prize

The John Wesley Dafoe Foundation is pleased to introduce the jurors for 2024 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize! This year, Dale Barbour, Catherine Cook, and Gregory Mason will be selecting a longlist, shortlist, and winner, to celebrate forty years of the prize. A ten-book longlist and five-book shortlist will be announced in the coming weeks, with […]

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Now accepting submissions for 2024 book prize

October 18, 2023 / admin / Uncategorized

The John Wesley Dafoe Foundation is once again pleased to receive submissions for its annual Book Prize. The 2024 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, now valued at $12,000, will be awarded to a publication with a 2023 imprint “. . . for distinguished writing by Canadians, or authors resident in Canada, that contributes to the understanding […]

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2023 Book Prize Winner Announced: Valley of the Birdtail: An Indian Reserve, a White Town, and the Road to Reconciliation by Andrew Stobo Sniderman and Douglas Sanderson (Amo Binashii)

May 2, 2023 / admin / Book Prize

Valley of the Birdtail: An Indian Reserve, a White Town, and the Road to Reconciliation by Andrew Stobo Sniderman and Douglas Sanderson (Amo Binashii) win the $12,000 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize for 2023 Andrew Stobo Sniderman and Douglas Sanderson (Amo Binashii) have won the 2023 John Wesley Dafoe Book Prize for Valley of the Birdtail: […]

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Dafoe Book Prize Shortlist 2023

April 13, 2023 / admin / Book Prize

Five books drawn from a field of forty-four are shortlisted for the 2023 John W. Dafoe Book Prize: Douglas Hunter.  Jackson’s Wars: A.Y. Jackson, the Birth of the Group of Seven, and the Great War.  McGill-Queen’s University Press. https://www.mqup.ca/jackson-s-wars-products-9780228010760.php   Joan Scottie, Warren Bernauer, and Jack Hicks.  I Will Live for Both of Us: A […]

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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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