Lawrence Scanlan has authored or co-authored twenty-two books and served as ghost-writer for several Canadian personalities, including Margaret Trudeau, Richard Peddie, Olivia Chow and Robert Bateman. He also ghost-wrote Monty Roberts’ The Man Who Listens to Horses, which spent more than a year on the New York Times and Globe and Mail bestseller lists.
Lawrence has a passion for nature and animals that explains, in part, his love for horses. His children’s book, The Big Red Horse, won the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award; his biography of the Triple Crown thoroughbred Secretariat, The Horse God Built, has been optioned by a major film company; and he ghost-wrote Monty Roberts’ The Man Who Listens to Horses, which spent more than a year on the New York Times and Globe and Mail bestseller lists.
In his latest book, A Year of Living Generously: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Philanthropy, Lawrence turns his incisive and passionate eye on himself and his place in the world. In The Globe and Mail, Samantha Nutt called the book an “unusually intelligent, thoughtful, engaging and, at times, provocative reflection on some of the most pressing issues of our time.”
An award-winning magazine and newspaper journalist, and former CBC literary producer for Peter Gzowski’s Morningside, Lawrence lives in Kingston, though he spends as much time as he can at his cabin in Prince Edward County.
Appearing in: 30. A Passion for Art and Nature