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2020 Book Awards Finalists

30 Apr 2021 11:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC) is pleased to announce the list of finalists for the 2020 Book Awards. 


top 3 For the general category

Relax, Dammit!: A User’s Guide to the Age of Anxiety 

Written by Timothy Caulfield (Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada


Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives 

Written by Daniel J. Levitin (Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada)


Uncertain Harvest: The Future of Food on a Warming Planet 

Written by Ian Mosby, Sarah Rotz, and Evan D.G. Fraser (Publisher: University of Regina Press)



Top For the children’s category

Wanted! Criminals of the Animal Kingdom 

Written by Heather Tekavec, Illustrated by Susan Batori (Publisher: Kids Can Press)


Emmy Noether: The Most Important Mathematician You've Never Heard Of

Written by Helaine Becker, Illustrated by Kari Rust (Publisher: Kids Can Press)


This Is Your Brain on Stereotypes: How Science is Tackling Unconscious Bias 

Written by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, Illustrated by Drew Shannon (Publisher: Kids Can Press)



Please stay tuned for a virtual announcement about the winner in each category at the annual conference for SWCC in June 2021. 

Information about the SWCC Book Awards (including a list of past winners) can be found online. If you’re interested in reading more about the topic of science writing, please check out these recent blog posts from SWCC: 

1. What We’re Reading This March 
2. Art, Science, and Dog Derrieres: Creating Carolyn Fisher’s Cells: An Owner's Handbook
3. Communicating Science: New Book Explores Science Communication Across the Globe


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