Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Prize Watch: Radical Housewives

The Canada Council, in what seems like an extraordinary dereliction of duty, abandoned the Governor's General's Literary Awards last year, because there was a pandemic on, and apparently they had never heard of Zoom or anything.  Well, there still is a pandemic, but they have finally announced a finalists' list for the 2020 awards, and they promise winners on June first.  The full list is here, but there are no books that might be categorized History in the Nonfiction category, which tilts to memoir.

But the University of Toronto Press announced that Julie Guard's Radical Housewives: Price Wars and Food Politics in mid-20th Century Canada is the winner of the Errol Sharpe Prize of the Society for Socialist Studies.

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