Patricia Blondal (1926-1959)
Patricia Blondal was born in Souris, Manitoba. After graduating from the University of Manitoba, she became a broadcaster in Winnipeg. As an aspiring writer, Patricia had the good fortune of being a classmate of another famous Canadian writer – Margaret Laurence. After traveling throughout Canada and England, Patricia met and married Harold Blondal. She settled in Montreal with her husband and children. Blondal spent years writing before finally having a novel accepted for publication. “From Heaven With a Shout” was initially serialized by Chatelaine magazine and later published in book form. Her most highly acclaimed book “A Candle to Light the Sun” was published shortly after her death. Patricia Blondal has been described as one of the most gifted Canadian writers of her time.
Source for additional information:
The Manitoba Writers’ Guild. Manitoba Author Publication Index. Retrieved April 4, 2005, from http://www.mbwriter.mb.ca/mapindex/b_profiles/hist_blondal.html.