The administrators of the Lane Anderson Award announced they have extended the deadline for the 2014 book prize to 12:00 p.m. ET on May 22, 2015. Submission details are available online.
The Lane Anderson Award honours the very best science writing in Canada in two categories: adult and young reader. The jury will announce the 2014 winners at an event in Toronto in September 2015; the winner in each category will receive $10,000.
Jury panels drawn from the Canadian academic, publishing, creative and institutional fields will evaluate submissions in the two categories on the relevance of the book’s content to the importance of science in today’s world. They will also judge the author’s ability to connect their book’s topic to the interests of the general trade reader.
Past Lane Anderson Award winners include: The Universe from Within: From Quantum to Cosmos by Neil Turok (2012, adult), Before the World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science by Claire Eamer, art by Sa Boothroyd (2013, young reader), Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest by Caitlyn Vernon (2011, young reader); and The Peace-Athabasca Delta: Portrait of a Dynamic Ecosystem by Kevin P. Timoney (2013, adult).