The Lane Anderson Award is pleased to be back in action after a year-long break due to the pandemic. We are now open for submissions for the 2019-2020 period. We will combine the past two years and offer one prize for each category. Please head to our submissions page for more information. http://laneandersonaward.ca/submissions/
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.
We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Submission Forms have been posted for the 2019 Lane Anderson Awards. Entries must be received by April 27, 2020. 2019 Submission Form
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!
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 …
Our judges are hard at work choosing the next shortlist for the Young Adults and Adult Lane Anderson Award. The shortlist will come out in September!
We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Submission Forms have been posted for the 2018 Lane Anderson Awards. Entries must be received by April 27, 2019. Download the 2018 Submission Form
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 …
Congratulations to….. Maria Birmingham & Ian Turner author and illustrator of Biometrics, and Robert Sandford author of Our Vanishing Glaciers, our 2017 Winners. Thank you for your wonderful books.
Congratulations to this year’s shortlist. We received an overwhelming amount of superb science books this year. Cutting them down to just 6 books was a huge feat for the judges. A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to science literacy!