Book on Arctic wins Dafoe prize
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 beat four other finalists for the prize on Wednesday.
Jury members called it a “thorough, judicious, and absorbing book.”
Lajeunesse, who is also an international relations expert specializing in the Canadian North, will formally receive the honour at a dinner on May 17 in Winnipeg.
Named after a prominent editor, the prize honours non-fiction titles concerning Canada.