Douglas & McIntyre is pleased to congratulate Victoria author Mark Zuehlke, whose latest book, The Cinderella Campaign: First Canadian Army and the Battles for the Channel Ports, is one of five shortlisted titles for the 2018 John W. Dafoe Book Prize. This prize, in memory of Canadian editor John Wesley Dafoe, is awarded to a Canadian non-fiction book of excellence and accompanied by $10,000. The winner will be announced this spring and the prize will be awarded at the J.W. Dafoe Foundation’s Annual Book Prize Dinner in May.
The Cinderella Campaign is the twelfth instalment of Zuehlke’s Canadian Battles Series and describes First Canadian Army’s urgent and thankless mission of opening the Channel ports to Allied victory in World War II.
Mark Zuehlke is Canada’s leading writer of popular military history and the author of the bestselling Canadian Battle Series. In 2006, Holding Juno won the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize, and in 2014, Zuehlke won the prestigious Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media, also known as the Pierre Berton Award. Zuehlke lives in Victoria, British Columbia.