Wednesday, August 16, 2017

INSIDE YOUR INSIDES shortlisted for Lane Anderson Award

The Lane Anderson Award — created by the Fitzhenry Family Foundation — honours the very best science writing in Canada today, both in the adult and young reader categories. Inside Your Insides: A Guide to the Microbes That Call You Home (Kids Can Press) was one of three finalists for the 2016 Young Reader award. It's an introduction to the human microbiome, aimed at middle grade kids - or anyone who finds the subject a bit intimidating!

The winner of the 2016 award, announced at a dinner in Toronto in September, was 5 Giraffes, written by giraffe biologist Anne Innis Dagg and published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside.

Claire's earlier book, Before the World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science (Annick Press, 2013), was the winner of the 2013 Lane Anderson award.