Book on Arc­tic wins Dafoe prize

Toronto Star - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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