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Shortlist for the CSWA Book Awards

07 Apr 2016 10:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Canadian Science Writers’ Association is pleased to announce the Short Lists in the 2015 Science in Society Book Awards competition.

Short List for the 2015 Science in Society Children/ Middle Grades Book Award competition:







The Spider by Elise Gravel, Penguin Random House.

A Beginner's Guide to Immortality: From Alchemy to Avatars by Maria Birmingham; illustrated by Josh Holinaty Owl Kids Books.

DNA Detective by Tanya Lloyd Kyi; illustrated by Lil Crump, Annick Press.







Power Up! A Visual Exploration of Energyby Shaker Paleja; illustrated by Glenda Tse, Annick Press.


The Queen’s Shadow: A Story About How Animals See by Cybèle Young, Kids Can Press.

Short List for the 2015 Science in Society General Book Award competition:


Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? by Timothy Caulfield, Penguin Random House Canada.


The Personalized Medicine Revolutionby Peter Cullis, Greystone Books Limited.


The Brain’s Way of Healing, by Norman Doidge, Penguin Random House Canada.


Malignant Metaphor, by Alanna Mitchell, ECW Press.


Genius at Play, by Siobhan Roberts, Penguin Random House Canada.


Superforcasting: The Art and Science of Predictionby Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner, Penguin Random House Canada.

The winner in each category will be announced on Canada Book Day, 23 April 2016. Winners will each be presented with a plaque and $1000 cash prize at an awards dinner held on Saturday evening, 4 June 2016, in conjunction with the CSWA ‘s 45th annual conference, The Science of Life, held at the University of Guelph from 2-5 June 2016 in Guelph, Ontario.

For further information, please contact the CSWA at 1-800-796-8595 or office@sciencewriters.ca.