The Lonely End of the Rink Award News

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.

Grant shares his excitement on his blog,

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

The Lonely End of the Rink

THE LONELY END OF THE RINK book tour dates - Prairies
Coming your way.

After an amazing swing through Quebec and Ontario, the tour for Grant Lawrence’s book THE LONELY END OF THE RINK now unfolds into the vast and frozen Canadian prairies.

Since its release in October, THE LONELY END OF THE RINK (Douglas & McIntyre) has hit #1 on the BC Bestsellers List, and currently hovers around #3 on the National Bestsellers list for Paperback Nonfiction.

This weekend will feature musical performances at all the book events:
Saskatoon: Maybe Smith
Bruno: Kay and the Cadillacs
St. Albert: Mike MacDonald (Jr. Gone Wild)
Calgary: KJ Jansen (Chixdiggit), Matt Masters


“I hate hockey but I love this book”
– Cory Ashworth, The Peak FM

“Grant Lawrence is a razor-sharp humourist”
– Times Colonist, Victoria

“One of Canada’s leading storytellers”
– Vancouver Sun

“Soul-searching, candid and clever”
– Ron MacLean, Hockey Night In Canada

“Like David Sedaris in a Canadian tuxedo”
– Boyd Devereaux, Stanley Cup Champion, Detroit Red Wings

“Heartbreaking and hilarious”
– Angie Abdou, author, The Bone Cage

“It’s not always pretty, but this is a funny, poignant, and very Canadian story”.
– Kevin Sylvester, CBC broadcaster

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