GRANT LAWRENCE is a popular CBC personality and the author of three books: Adventures In Solitude, The Lonely End of the Rink, and Dirty Windshields. His first two titles won the Bill Duthie Booksellers Choice Award at the BC Book Prizes, marking the first time that the same author has won this prize twice. Grant Lawrence is also a Canadian Screen Award winner, the lead singer of the Smugglers, a columnist for the North Shore News, and the goalie for the Flying Vees beer league hockey team. Grant deeply savoured his time (in the hot tub) at the Whistler Writers Festival.