CHRISTIE BLATCHFORD was born in Quebec. She wrote for all four Toronto-based newspapers. She won a National Newspaper Award for column writing, and in 2008 won the Governor General's Literary Award in non-fiction for her book Fifteen Days: Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and Death from Inside the New Canadian Army. Blatchford is also the author of Helpless: Caledonia's Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us and Life Sentence: Stories from Four Decadesof Court Reporting -- or, How I Fell Out of Love with the Canadian Justice System (Especially Judges). Christie Blatchford died in Toronto on February 12, 2020.
Praise for Fifteen Days
"Learned more about the performance of our soldiers from reading Blatchford's book than I did from being on the ground for short stays... Bravo Zulu, Christie Blatchford."
-- Major-General Lewis MacKenzie (ret'd) in The Globe and Mail