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Harry Thurston, Caitlyn Vernon win Lane Anderson awards

Organizers of the Lane Anderson Award have announced the two winners of the annual Canadian science-writing prize.

The award honours two jury-selected books in the categories of adult and young reader. Each winner receives $10,000.

The Atlantic Coast (Greystone Books) by Nova Scotia writer Harry Thurston received the adult-reader award. The jury “ comprised of academics Nick Eyles, John and Mary Theberge, and former Random House of Canada chair John Neale “ praised the book “for its superb design and visual features.”

Caitlyn Vernon’s Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Forest (Orca Book Publishers) took the prize in the young-reader category. Jurors Cathy Sandusky, Fitzhenry & Whiteside’s children’s book publisher, and Marlene Turkington, children’s book selector at GoodMinds.com, called Nowhere Else on Earth a “very important book, well designed with engaging and interesting information told in a conversational style.”