Grant Lawrence (born July 30, 1971) is a veteran Canadian radio personality and writer based in Vancouver, primarily associated with CBC Radio 3. Lawrence was also the vocalist for the indie rock group The Smugglers.
In addition to his regular shifts on Radio 3 itself, Lawrence was the host of Radio 3's Saturday night program on the CBC Radio 2 network until March 17, 2007, when that program was discontinued. He is also regular host of the service's monthly podcast, which is the most widely downloaded Canadian podcast on the Internet as of 2006. Spin magazine dubbed it the best podcast in Canada. In 2012, he also hosted the summer series The Wild Side on CBC Radio One.
Lawrence began his association with the CBC in the 1990s, filing stories about life on tour with the Smugglers for David Wisdom's show Night Lines. When Nightlines ended in 1997, Wisdom and Leora Kornfeld, the former host of Realtime, went on to host the new series RadioSonic. Lawrence initially worked for the show as a researcher, and later became a producer, and became host of RadioSonic in 2001 after Wisdom and Kornfeld left the program.
Lawrence co-founded and currently plays ice hockey for the Vancouver Flying Vees, an amateur hockey team staffed largely by Canadian musicians.
Lawrence published his first book, Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nudist Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound, in 2010. A memoir of his visits to the Desolation Sound area of British Columbia, the book was a shortlisted nominee for the 2011 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction and the 2011 Edna Staebler Award.
He is married to singer-songwriter Jill Barber.