Books about William Mackenzie King, Indigenous women's writing named 2018 Canada Prize finalists

The annual $5,000 Canada Prize in Humanities and Social Sciences given to best scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences.
Christopher Dummitt's Unbuttoned: A History of Mackenzie King's Secret Life is a 2018 finalist for the Canada Prizes. (The Canadian Press/McGill-Queen's University Press)

Books on Canada's 10th prime minister, William Mackenzie King, Indigenous women's writing and best practices in government are among the finalists for the 2018 Canada Prizes, the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences announced this week. 

The annual Canada Prize in Humanities and Social Sciences — two $5,000 prizes, one each for French and English — are awarded to the best scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences that have received funding from the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP).

The 2018 finalists have deemed to have made "an exceptional contribution to scholarship" and enrich the social cultural and intellectual life of Canada.

Here's the complete list:

  • Unbuttoned by Christopher Dummitt
  • Tax, Order, and Good Government by E.A. Heaman
  • The Invisible Injured by Adam Montgomery
  • Indigenous Women's Writing and the Cultural Study of Law by Cheryl Suzack
  • Wildlife, Land, and People by Donald G. Wetherell

The list of French finalists can be found on the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences website. The two winners of the 2018 Canada Prizes will be announced on April 9, 2018

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