Finalists for $10K science writing prizes revealed

The Lane Anderson Awards celebrate the best in Canadian science writing for adults and young readers.
The finalists of the 2016 Lane Anderson Awards. (Land Anderson Awards)

Seven books have been nominated for the annual Lane Anderson Awards, a prize the celebrates the best in Canadian science writing for adults and young readers.

Two winners, to be announced in September, will each receive $10,000.

Finalists in the books for young readers category are:

  • Monster Science by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Phil McAndrew
  • 5 Giraffes by Anne Innis Dagg
  • Inside Your Insides by Claire Eamer, illustrated by Marie-Eve Tremblay

Finalists in the books for adult readers category are:

  • At the Sea With the Marine Birds of the Raincoast by Caroline Fox
  • North America in the Anthropocene by Robert William Sandford
  • Bad Singer by Tim Falconer
  • 100 Million Years of Food by Stephen Le

The past year's winners were Alanna Mitchell for Malignant Metaphor and Cybèle Young for her children's book The Queen's Shadow.


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