Richard Brignall

Richard Brignall is a freelance writer and journalist with a particular interest in sports. He helped originate the Recordbooks series at James Lorimer, and has published several titles, including Small Town Glory (about the Kenora Thistles’ Stanley Cup win), Big League Dreams (about black baseball player Fergie Jenkins), and China Clipper (about Chinese-Canadian football player Norm Kwong). His new book, Forgotten Heroes: Winnipeg’s Hockey Heritage (JG Shillingford) is a trove of stories, data and photos tracing the history of hockey, from it’s early days – it began here, in Manitoba – to its wild popularity across the continent. Brignall lives in Kenora.