Adam La­je­unesse wins dafoe Book Prize


Metro Canada (Calgary) - - BOOKS - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

His­to­rian Adam La­je­unesse has won the $10,000 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize for his look at Canada’s claims to sovereignty in the Arc­tic.

Lock, Stock, and Ice­bergs: A His­tory of Canada’s Arc­tic Mar­itime Sovereignty (Univer­sity of Bri­tish Columbia Press) beat four other fi­nal­ists for the prize on Wed­nes­day.

The book runs down the economics, pol­i­tics, in­ter­na­tional law and the ge­og­ra­phy of the area that is con­tested by Canada, Rus­sia and the United States. Jury mem­bers called it a “thor­ough, ju­di­cious, and ab­sorb­ing book.”

Named af­ter a prom­i­nent edi­tor, the prize hon­ours non-fic­tion ti­tles con­cern­ing Canada.

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