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Longlist #3: Gabriel Allahdua’s Harvesting Freedom

April 23, 2024 / Ariel Gordon / Book Prize

There are ten books on the 2024 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize longlist and today we’re going to highlight Gabriel Allahdua’s Harvesting Freedom: The Life of a Migrant Worker in Canada (Between the Lines). In this singular firsthand account, a former migrant worker reveals a disturbing system of exploitation at the heart of Canada’s farm labour […]

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Longlist #2: Ed Broadbent’s Seeking Social Democracy

April 21, 2024 / Ariel Gordon / Book Prize

There are ten books on the 2024 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize longlist and today we’re going to highlight Seeking Social Democracy: Seven Decades in the Fight for Equality (ECW Press). Part memoir, part history, part political manifesto, Seeking Social Democracy offers the first full-length treatment of Ed Broadbent’s ideas and remarkable seven-decade engagement in public […]

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Longlist #1: Michelle Good’s Truth Telling

April 19, 2024 / Ariel Gordon / Book Prize

There are ten books on the 2024 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize longlist and today we’re going to highlight Michelle Good’s Truth Telling: Seven Conversations about Indigenous Life in Canada (HarperCollins Canada). A bold, provocative collection of essays exploring the historical and contemporary Indigenous experience in Canada. With authority and insight, Truth Telling examines a wide […]

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Dafoe Book Prize Longlist 2024

April 17, 2024 / Ariel Gordon / Book Prize

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, we are pleased to announce that this year, there will be a longlist and a shortlist before the winner is announced. Our thanks to jurors Dale Barbour, Catherine Cook, and Gregory Mason. 2024 Longlist Gabriel Allahdua with Edward Dunsworth. Harvesting Freedom: The Life of a Migrant […]

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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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