Lawrence Scanlan 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 A Year of Living Generously: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Philanthropy, Larry turns his incisive and passionate journalist’s eye on himself and his place in the world. In The Globe and Mail, Samantha Nutt calls the book an “unusually intelligent, thoughtful, engaging and, at times, provocative reflection on some of the most pressing issues of our time.”

Author of more than a dozen books, an award-winning magazine and newspaper journalist, and former CBC literary producer for Peter Gzowski’s Morningside, Larry was born in Toronto and now lives in Kingston, though he spends as much time as he can at the log cabin he built in Prince Edward County.