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The Good Fight

Marcel Cadieux and Canadian Diplomacy

The Good Fight is the insightful and entertaining biography of arguably the most important francophone diplomat and civil servant in Canadian history.


2020, Winner - J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, J.W. Dafoe Foundation

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A World without Martha

A Memoir of Sisters, Disability, and Difference

A World without Martha is an unflinching yet compassionate memoir of how one sister’s institutionalization for intellectual disability in the 1960s affected the other, sending them both on separate but parallel journeys shaped initially by society’s inability to accept difference and later by changing attitudes towards disability, identity, and inclusion.


2020, Short-listed - Bisexual Nonfiction, Lambda Literary Awards

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The Way Home

Crafted from memories, legends, and art, this powerful memoir tells the uplifting story of an Indigenous man’s struggle to reconnect with his culture and walk in the footsteps of his father and the generations of Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw artists that came before him.


2020, Short-listed - Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, The Writers' Trust of Canada

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Canada on the United Nations Security Council

A Small Power on a Large Stage

This is the definitive history of the Canadian experience, both its successes and failures, on the world’s largest stage – the United Nations Security Council.


2020, Short-listed - J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, J.W. Dafoe Foundation

2020, Short-listed - Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, The Writers' Trust of Canada

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Unmooring the Komagata Maru

Charting Colonial Trajectories

Unmooring the Komagata Maru challenges conventional historical accounts to consider the national and transnational colonial dimensions of the Komagata Maru incident.


2020, Commended - Best Edited Collection, Canadian Studies Network

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At the Bridge

James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging

At the Bridge lifts from obscurity the story of James Teit (1864–1922), an outstanding Canadian ethnographer and Indian rights activist whose thoughtful scholarship and tireless organizing have been largely ignored.


2020, Short-listed - Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize, UBC Library

2020, Short-listed - Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History, Canadian Historical Association

2020, Short-listed - Roderick Haig-Brown Award, BC and Yukon Book Prizes

2020, Short-listed - Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Historical Writing, BC Historical Federation

2020, Short-listed - Ryga Award for Best Book on Social Justice Awareness in Literature, The George Ryga Society

2020, Commended - The Wilson Book Prize, McMaster University

2020, Winner - Clio BC, Canadian Historical Association

2020, Winner - Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

2020, Winner - Labrecque-Lee Book Award, Canadian Anthropology Society

2020, Winner - Best Book in Canadian Studies, The Canadian Studies Network

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