The Lane Anderson Award honours the very best science writing in Canada today, both in the adult and young-reader categories. Each award will be determined on the relevance of its content to the importance of science in today’s world, and the author’s ability to connect the topic to the interests of the general trade reader.”
The annual Lane Anderson Award honours two jury-selected books, in the categories of adult and young-reader, published in the field of science, and written by a Canadian.
The winner in each category will receive $10,000. Two three-person jury panels drawn from the Canadian academic, publishing, creative and institutional fields will review submissions in the two categories. The jury will be announced with the winners at an event in Toronto in mid September.
And here is this year's shortlist:
- Strange New Worlds: The Search for Alien Planets and Life beyond Our Solar System by Ray Jayawardhana
- Cascadia's Fault: The Deadly Earthquake That Will Devastate North America by Jerry Thompson
- The Atlantic Coast: A Natural History by Harry Thurston
- What Does the Earth Sound Like?: 159 Astounding Science Quizzes by Eva Everything
- Totally Human: Why We Look and Act the Way We Do by Cynthia Pratt Nicolson
- Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest by Caitlyn Vernon