Call for Submissions: 2011 Lane Anderson Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2012 – Hollister Doll and Sharon Fitzhenry, Directors of the Fitzhenry Family Foundation, announced the official Call for Submissions for the 2011 Lane Anderson Award today. The winner of the 2010 Lane Anderson Award in the children’s category was Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be by Daniel Loxton (Kids Can Press). The 2011 Lane Anderson Award will once again honour two jury-selected books, in the categories of adult and young reader, published in the field of science, and written by a Canadian. The winner in each category will receive $10,000.

Two three-person jury panels drawn from the Canadian academic, publishing, creative and institutional fields will review submissions in the two categories, and the jury will be announced with the winners at an event in Toronto in September.

Closing date for submissions is April 30th, 2012 for books published in 2011. A shortlist will be announced on August 16th, 2012.

The Lane Anderson designation honours the maiden names of Robert Fitzhenry’s mother, Margaret Lane, and his wife, Hilda Anderson Fitzhenry. The Fitzhenry Family Foundation is a privately directed Canadian foundation established in 1987 by Canadian publisher Robert I. Fitzhenry (1918-2008). The Lane Anderson Award is administered by Christopher Alam, a partner at the law firm of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP.

For further information on the prize and complete rules regarding eligibility and submission procedures, go to


For more information, please contact:

Debby de Groot | MDG & Associates | T: 416.363.1448 |

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