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Lawrence Scanlan

Photo: Don Gravelle 2013

A writer and editor and a veteran journalist, (literary editor of The Whig-Standard, managing editor of Harrowsmith magazine, producer with CBC Radio's Morningside and Writers & Company), he is working on a novel about the beauty of baseball and blood relations. He was born in Toronto. Has a place in Kingston, Ontario and a cabin in Prince Edward County. Married; one son.

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Wild About Horses: Our Timeless Passion for the Horse. Toronto: Random House, 1998.
Horses Forever. Toronto: Scholastic, 1998.
Heading Home: On Starting a New Life in a Country Place. Toronto: Doubleday, 1996.
Riding High: Ian Millar's World of Show Jumping [co-author with Ian Millar]. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1990.
The Horse God Built: Secretariat, His Groom, Their Legacy. Toronto: HarperCollins, 2006
The Horse's Shadow. Toronto: Penguin, 2005.
Harvest of a Quiet Eye: The Cabin as Sanctuary. Toronto: Penguin, 2004
Grace Under Fire: The State of Our Sweet and Savage Game. Toronto: Penguin, 2002.
Little Horse of Iron: A Quest for the Canadian Horse. Toronto: Random House, 2001.
Big Ben. Toronto: Scholastic, 1994
Healed by Horses: The Carole Fletcher Story. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005
The Man Who Listens to Horses. New York: Random House, 1997.
The Big Red Horse. Toronto: HarperTrophyCanada, 2007
A Year of Living Generously: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Philanthropy. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2010
The Rescue of Belle and Sundance [co-author with Birgit Stutz]. Toronto: HarperCollins, 2010
Dream Job: My Wild Ride on the Corporate Side with the Leafs, Raptors and TFC [ghost writer for Richard Peddie]. Toronto: HarperCollins, 2013
My Journey [ghost writer for Olivia Chow]. Toronto: HarperCollins, 2014
Changing My Mind [ghost writer for Margaret Trudeau]. Toronto: HarperCollins, 2010
Damage Done: A Mountie's Memoir [ghost writer for Deanna Lennox]. Toronto: HarperCollins, 2015
Robert Bateman: Life Sketches, A Memoir [ghost writer for Robert Bateman]. Toronto: Simon & Schuster, 2015
The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: And Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformation [ghost writer for Barbara Arrowsmith Young]. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012
They Desire a Better Country: The Order of Canada in 50 Stories [translation by Daniel Poliquin]. Vancouver: Figure 1, 2017


Honourable Mention, National Magazine Awards, Travel category for "Why Humans Love Horses" (Equinox Magazine), 1996.
Silver, National Magazine Awards, Sports and Recreation category for "Flying High" (Equinox magazine), 1993.
Gold, National Magazine Awards, Environment category for "The Killing Fields" (Harrowsmith Magazine), 1991.
Silver, National Magazine Awards, Science, Health and Medicine category for "The Killing Fields" (Harrowsmith Magazine), 1991.
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