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Books – Award-Winning Books

  • Cyber-Proletariat

    Global Labour in the Digital Vortex

    By Nick Dyer-Witheford  

    Contemporary class power struggles cast in the blue glow of the computer screen

    • Gertrude J. Robinson Book Prize, 2016 (Winner)

    Published July 2015

  • Lunch-Bucket Lives

    Remaking the Workers’ City

    By Craig Heron  

    A fascinating look at working-class life in early twentieth-century Canada

    • Clio Ontario Prize, 2016 (Winner)
    • Fred Landon Award, 2016 (Winner)
    • International Labor History Association, Book of the Year, 2015 (Winner)
    • CAWLS Book Prize for the best book in work and labour studies, 2016 (Winner)
    • Speakers Book Award, Legislative Assembly of Ontario, 2015 (Short-listed)
    • Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, 2016 (Short-listed)

    Published June 2015

  • Unsettling Canada

    A National Wake-Up Call

    By Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson  Foreword by Naomi Klein  

    The history and hopes of Indigenous struggles

    • Canadian Historical Association Aboriginal History Book Prize, 2016 (Winner)

    Published April 2015

  • Shameless

    The Fight for Adoption Disclosure and the Search for My Son

    By Marilyn Churley  

    When the political is personal

    • Speakers Book Award, Legislative Assembly of Ontario, 2015 (Short-listed)

    Published February 2015

  • Pain and Prejudice

    What Science Can Learn about Work from the People Who Do It

    By Karen Messing  

    How one scientist went from looking at test tubes to listening to workers

    • Science in Society General Book Award, 2014 (Short-listed)

    Published August 2014

  • Unmanned

    Drone Warfare and Global Security

    By Ann Rogers and John Hill  

    How drones will change warfare and global surveillance forever

    • George Ryga Award for Social Awareness, 2015 (Short-listed)

    Published April 2014

  • Fear of a Black Nation

    Race, Sex, and Security in Sixties Montreal

    By David Austin  

    Events in Sixties Montreal shattered Canada’s image of itself and how the country was perceived around the world.

    • Casa de las Americas Prize in Caribbean Literature in English or Creole, 2014 (Winner)
    • Independent Publisher Book Award - Best Regional Non-Fiction (Canada East), 2014 (Runner-up)

    Published May 2013

  • Unlikely Radicals

    The Story of the Adams Mine Dump War

    By Charlie Angus  

    What do you do when the man dumps on you? A riveting account of how a seemingly disparate Northern Ontario community banded together in the name of public process and environmental justice–…and won

    • Speakers Book Award, Legislative Assembly of Ontario, 2013 (Winner)
    • Best Regional Non-Fiction (Canada-East), Independent Publisher Book Awards, 2013 (Runner-up)

    Published March 2013

  • Warrior Nation

    Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety

    By Ian McKay and Jamie Swift  

    Explores the ominous campaign to change a nation’’s definition of itself

    • John W. Dafoe Prize, 2012 (Short-listed)
    • Independent Publisher Book Award for Current Events (Foreign Affairs/Military), 2013 (Runner-up)

    Published May 2012

  • Committing Theatre

    Theatre Radicalism and Political Intervention in Canada

    By Alan Filewod  

    The first full-length historical study of political intervention theatre and theatrical spectatorship in English Canada

    • Ann Saddlemyer Award, Canadian Association for Theatre Research, 2012 (Winner)
    • Gabrielle Roy Prize, Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures, 2011 (Short-listed)

    Published September 2011

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