James FitzGerald is a freelance writer, editor and author based in Toronto. He spent 10 years working in the book publishing field and 15 years as a journalist with a variety of Canadian newspapers and magazines. Published by Random House Canada in May 2010, his memoir What Disturbs Our Blood: A Son's Quest to Redeem the Past won the 2010 Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Prize. The article that sparked What Disturbs Our Blood won a National Magazine Award. In 1994, he published the best-selling oral history, Old Boys: The Powerful Legacy of Upper Canada College (Macfarlane Walter & Ross), a controversial inside look at the attitudes and mores of Canada's ruling class. Revelations of sexual abuse of boys at the school, first published in the book, led to the conviction of three former teachers and the launching of a successful multi-million dollar class action suit against UCC in 2002.
"As riveting as a crime thriller."
— The Globe and Mail