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2021 Book Awards Shortlist

02 Jun 2022 5:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC) is pleased to announce the list of finalists for the 2021 Book Awards.

For the general category: 

Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest

Written by Suzanne Simard (Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada

Science Goes Viral: Captivating Accounts of Science in Everyday

Written by Joe Schwartz (Publisher: ECW Press)

Beyond Banting: From Insulin to Islet Transplants, Decoding Canada’s Diabetes
Research Superstars

Written by Krista Lamb (Publisher: Rock’s Mill Press)

For the children’s category:

Orca Rescue! The True Story of an Orphaned Orca Named Springer

Written by Donna Sandstrom, Illustrated by Sarah Burwash (Publisher: Kids Can Press)

Chasing Bats and Tracking Rats: Urban Ecology, Community Science, and
How We Share Our Cities 

Written by Cylita Guy, Illustrated by Cornelia Li (Publisher: Annick Press)

The Wolf Mother

Written by Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson), Illustrated by Natasha Donovan
Portage & Main Press)

Please stay tuned for an announcement about the winners in summer 2022, including SWCC’s newest award: The Paradigm Prize for underrepresented perspectives in science writing.

For more information, please contact:

Katelyn Brown, General Manager
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The Science Writers & Communicators of Canada (SWCC) was founded in 1970 as the Canadian Science Writers’ Association by a small group of science and medical reporters who recognized their role in helping other Canadians better understand rapid changes occurring in our world. Today, we are a national association that welcomes media professionals, communications officers in science and technology-related institutions, technical writers, and educators – all of whom are involved in communicating science and technology to non-specialist audiences.


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