The J. W. Dafoe Foundation                            

 Annual Book Prize

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The 2014 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, valued at $10,000has been awarded to the distinguished Canada journalist and pundit

Paul Wells

For

The Longer I'm Prime Minister: Stephen Harper and Canada, 2006

Published by Random House Canada, 2013

    The book was selected from 46 entries, and a short list of five.

    The Book Prize is awarded to the best book on “Canada, Canadians and/or Canada’s place in the world” published in the previous calendar year. The Prize will be formally presented at the Annual Book Prize Dinner in May.

 

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     Five books drawn from across Canada made the shortlist for the 2014 Dafoe Book Prize from an excellent field of 46 entries.

    The J. W. Dafoe Book Prize is awarded to the best book on “Canada, Canadians and/or Canada’s place in the world” published in the previous calendar year. The Prize will be formally presented at the Annual Book Prize Dinner in May.

    For further information, please contact Dr. James Fergusson, Honorary Secretary, J.W. Dafoe Foundation, c/o 351 University College, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba 204-474-6606 or by email James.Fergusson@ad.umanitoba.ca

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The 2013 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, valued at $10,000has been awarded to the distinguished

Mary Janigan

For

Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark: The West versus the Rest since Confederation

Published by Knopf Canada

    The book was selected from forty two entries, and a short list of five.

  

    The Book Prize is awarded to the best book on “Canada, Canadians and/or Canada’s place in the world” published in the previous calendar year. The Prize will be formally presented at the Annual Book Prize Dinner in May.

 

    For further information about the 2013 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, please contact Dr. James Fergusson, Honorary Secretary, J.W. Dafoe Foundation, c/o 351 University College, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba 204-474-6606 or by email James.Fergusson@ad.umanitoba.ca

                         

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The 2012 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, valued at $10,000has been awarded to the distinguished Canada political columnist Richard Gwyn for Nation Maker: Sir John MacDonald, His Life, Our Times published by Random House Canada.

The book was selected from forty seven entries, and a short list of five.In making its selection, the Jury noted that “that this new portrait of Canada’s first Prime Minister is grounded in extensive research, and offers fresh perspectives on both the formation of the Canadian federation and the central political figure at its creation.” The Jury particularly welcomed the literary style of the bibliography and its accessibility for a wide and diverse audience.

 

    The Book Prize is awarded to the best book on “Canada, Canadians and/or Canada’s place in the world” published in the previous calendar year. The Prize will be formally presented at the Annual Book Prize Dinner on May 14.

 

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