COVID-19 Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the decision has been made to put off the 2019 Lane Anderson Award until next year. As this pandemic will undoubtedly affect publications in 2020, the award will be combined with the 2020 Lane Anderson Award. This decision was made in order to reduce pressures on authors, publishers, and delivery people, and to help everyone to maintain proper social distancing protocols. The deadline for the 2019 Lane Anderson submissions will be announced in January 2021. More information will be available at that time. Stay safe.

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2018 Winner

It is with great joy that we reveal the 2018 Lane Anderson Award Winners.  Thank you to everyone who submitted great Canadian science books. The Lane Anderson Award is only as good as our submissions.  Thank you for making us an exceptional award. Congratulations to Peter McMahon and Josh Holinaty!  The Space Adventurer’s Guide has won the 2018 Lane Anderson Award in the Young Adults Category!         Congratulations Christopher Dewdney! 18 Miles has received the 2018 Lane Anderson Award in the Adults Category!      

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2018 Lane Anderson Shortlist

Congratulations shortlist!! The 2018 Lane Anderson Prize Adult Shortlist:   Conspiracy of Hope by Renée Pellerin (Goose Lane Editions) For decades, women have been told that mammograms save lives. Yet many scientists say that this is in fact not true. Conspiracy of Hope reveals how breast cancer screening was introduced in the US before there was any good evidence it made any difference, and an unfounded belief in early detection caught on quickly in Canada and other developed countries. Conspiracy of Hope illustrates how a vortex of interests came together to make breast screening standard medical practice and why it’s …

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2017 Lane Anderson Award Dinner

On Monday, November 13th, the Lane Anderson Award was celebrate at Stratus Restaurant in downtown Toronto. Finalist and other lovers of science literature attended the event to find out who the 2017 winners were. Biometrics written by Maria Birmingham and illustrated by Ian Turner and Our Vanishing Glaciers by Robert William Sandford have won in the young reader and adult reader categories, respectively. Explaining what drew her to write Biometrics, Maria Birmingham described her interest and love for science:  Biometrics (the science of using the body to identify a person) is really new, and growing, there’s a lot of upcoming …

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