Canadian history authors receive more 2020 honours

National and regional book prizes recognize excellence in popular and scholarly history

Posted June 29, 2020

This spring we told you about several Canadian history books nominated for 2020 book awards — and since then several winners have been revealed, while other finalists have been announced.

Here are some of the Canadian history books and authors recently recognized as prize winners and finalists:

Winner of the 2020 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize for the best book on Canada, Canadians, or Canada’s place in the world:

The Good Fight: Marcel Cadieux and Canadian Diplomacy, by Brendan Kelly

Winner of the Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences:

At the Bridge: James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging, by Wendy Wickwire

Also among the finalists for the Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences:

Flawed Precedent: The St. Catherine’s Case and Aboriginal Title, by Kent McNeil

Where Once They Stood: Newfoundland’s Rocky Road towards Confederation, by Raymond B. Blake & Melvin Baker

Winner of the Canadian Historical Association’s Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History Prize:

Wounded Feelings: Litigating Emotions in Quebec, 1870–1950, by Eric H. Reiter

Winner of the Canadian Historical Association’s François-Xavier Garneau Medal, awarded every five years to honour an outstanding Canadian contribution to historical research:

Give and Take: The Citizen-Taxpayer and the Rise of Canadian Democracy, by Shirley Tillotson

Winners of other Canadian Historical Association book prizes:

Prairie Fairies: A History of Queer Communities and People in Western Canada, 1930-1985, by Valerie Korinek

Assembling Unity: Indigenous Politics, Gender, and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, by Sarah Nickel

Ordinary Saints: Women, Work, and Faith in Newfoundland, by Bonnie Morgan

A Mohawk Memoir from the War of 1812, edited by Carl Benn

Radical Medicine: The International Origins of Socialized Health Care in Canada, by Esyllt W. Jones

At the Bridge: James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging, by Wendy Wickwire

Do You See Ice? Inuit and Americans at Home and Away, by Karen Routledge

Winner of the Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction at the 2020 Alberta Literary Awards:

Tiny Lights for Travellers, by Naomi K. Lewis

Winner of the 2020 City of Edmonton Book Prize:

The Difference (fiction), by Marina Endicott

Winner of the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction at the 2020 Manitoba Book Awards:

Friends, Foes, and Furs: George Nelson's Lake Winnipeg Journals, 1804–1822, edited by Harry W. Duckworth

Winner of the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award at the 2020 Manitoba Book Awards:

The North-West Is Our Mother: The Story of Louis Riel’s People, the Métis Nation, by Jean Teillet

Winner of the McNally Robinson Book of the Year at the 2020 Manitoba Book Awards:

This Place: 150 Years Retold, edited and published by HighWater Press

Finalists for prizes at the 2020 Atlantic Book Awards:

The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a Newfoundland Tsunami, by Linden MacIntyre

As British as the King: Lunenburg County During the First World War, by Gerald Hallowell

Dangerous Enemy Sympathizers: Canadian Internment Camp B, 1940-1945, by Andrew Theobald

Listening for the Dead Bells: Highland Magic in Prince Edward Island, by Marian Bruce

Wounded Hearts: Memories of the Halifax Protestant Orphans’ Home, by Lois Legge

The Difference (fiction), by Marina Endicott

Broken Symmetry (fiction), by Rosalie Osmond

Land Beyond the Sea (fiction), by Kevin Major

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