Lorimer Shenher worked as a City of Vancouver police officer for over 24 years and is now pursuing a Master’s Degree in Professional Communications. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Calgary.
That Lonely Section of Hell is Lorimer’s first book, published in 2015 by Greystone Books. It was named a 2015 Globe & Mail Top 100 Book, as well as a 2016 nominee for the Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award and has been short listed for the 2016 BC Book Prizes Hubert Evans Award for non-fiction, the KOBO 2016 Emerging Writer Prize, the 2016 Edna Staebler Award for creative non-fiction, and the 2016 City of Vancouver Book Award.
Lorimer is a dynamic and insightful public speaker and storyteller, speaking on a range of topics stemming from the toxicity of police culture and its greater impact on our society.
Prior to his career in policing, he has worked as a newspaper reporter and photographer, pharmaceutical sales representative, basketball coach, advertising account executive, shoe seller, greenskeeper, and Calgary Stampede bingo caller.