Lawrence Scanlan was born in Toronto and spent the first six years of his life in the northern Ontario railway town of Nakina. He has lived and worked in Toronto, Nelson, B.C. and, for the past thirty-five years, the Kingston area in southeastern Ontario.
Scanlan has worked in newspapers (literary editor of the Whig-Standard, editor of the Nelson Daily News), magazines (managing editor of Harrowsmith), and radio (producer with CBC Radio's Morningside as well as Writers & Company).
He has won three National Magazine Awards and, as a freelancer, written scores of articles on many subjects, including science, sports, literature, travel, and medicine.
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