A book published by UBC Press has won the Dafoe Book Prize for 1997.

The award was presented to author Jonathan Vance for Death So Noble: Memory, Meaning and the First World War. Vance is a member of the History Dept. at the University of Western Ontario.

Worth $5,000, the prize honours distinguished writing by Canadians that contributes to the understanding of Canada and its place in the world.

Last fall Death So Noble was the only Canadian book included in the short list for the international Lionel Gelber Prize.