Congratulations to Grant Lawrence for receiving the 2014 BC Book Prize:
The Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award for THE LONELY END OF THE
RINK: Confessions of a reluctant goalie. Grant also made history this year
by being the only sole author to win this award twice!
THE LONELY END OF THE RINK is divided into three “periods”, each one
chronicling a different, tumultuous time in Grant’s conflicted relationship
with the game of hockey, and his reluctant position as goaltender.
The book debuted at #3 on the Canadian National Nonfiction Paperback
Bestsellers List and hit #1 on the BC Bestsellers List.
The Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award is presented to the originating
publisher(s) and the author(s) of the book that is the most successful in
terms of public appeal, initiative, design, production and content.The prize
is shared by the publisher(s) and the author(s).
B.C./Yukon booksellers determine the winner by ballot vote.
For more information about this award, please visit