Lawrence Martin is the author of ten books, including six national bestsellers. His most recent, Harperland, was nominated for the Shaughnessy Cohen award. His other works include two volumes on Jean Chretien, two on Canada-U.S. relations and three books on hockey. Educated at McMaster and Harvard, Martin served as Washington correspondent and Moscow correspondent for The Globe and Mail and is a long-standing columnist for the newspaper. Among other honours, he is the recipient of McMaster’s Life Leadership Achievement Award.