Monday, December 10, 2012

Prize Watch: Pierre Berton to DCB


The Pierre Berton Award for services to Canadian history for 2012 goes to The Dictionary of Canadian Biography.

The Berton has become a bit complicated.  Presented for years by Canada's National History Society (first recipient: Pierre), it has now also acquired the governor general's patronage.  So now it is announced as the "Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media: The Pierre Berton Award," which seems like an unfortunate bit of brand blurring.  But there it is.

Congratulations to the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.  I do still pull a copy off my bookshelf once in a while, but the go-to now is the online edition here