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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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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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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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