Celebrating the Best Science Writing in Canada


The Lane Anderson Award


The Lane Anderson Award honours the very best science writing in Canada today, both in the adult and young reading 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 will honour 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, and the jury will be announced with the winners at an event in Toronto in September 2014.


Closing date for submissions is April 30th 2014 for books published in 2013. A shortlist will be announced in mid-August 2014.