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Congratulations to Dr. Ian McKay and Jamie Swift for their book The Vimy Trap, or, how we learned to stop worrying and love the Great War has been nominated for this year’s John A. McDonald Prize as well as the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

The John A. McDonald prize is awarded annually to a work of non-fiction that makes a  significant contribution to our understanding of Canada’s past. For more information on the John A. MacDonald Prize and all of the other nominees, visit the Canadian Historical Association websiteThe Shaughnessy Cohen Prize is awarded annually for a book of literary relevance to Canadian readers that has the potential to shape or influence thinking on Canadian political life.