D’Arcy Jenish grew up in southeastern Saskatchewan, attended high school in Peterborough and graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in English. He began his journalism career at small town newspapers in southwestern Ontario, then returned to the West in 1979 and became a Senior Editor at Alberta Report in Edmonton. In November, 1986, he joined Maclean’s, Canada’s National Newsmagazine, as a senior writer. He has written for the Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, The Walrus, Toronto Life and Legion magazine. He was commissioned to write a history of Trent University to commemorate Trent’s 50th anniversary. Jenish is the author of seven works of historical non-fiction. His histories of the Stanley Cup, the Montreal Canadiens and the NHL were national bestsellers. Doubleday Canada published his latest work, The Making of the October Crisis: Canada’s Long Nightmare of Terrorism at the Hands of the FLQ, in September, 2018.