Daphne Bramham has been a columnist at The Vancouver Sun since 2000. Her wide-ranging columns have resulted in a number of awards and in an honorary doctor of letters degree from Capilano University in 2013. She was a finalist in 2012 for the National Newspaper Award for column writing, an award that she won in 2005, the same year that she was named Commentator of the Year by the Jack Webster Foundation.”
She is a three-time winner of the Beyond Borders Media Award for her investigative work on the polygamous community of Bountiful, B.C. and for a series on sex tourism in Cambodia. Her book on Bountiful – The Secret Lives of Saints: Child Brides and Lost Boys in Canada’s Polygamous Mormon Sect – was published in 2008 by Random House and was a finalist for three national non-fiction book awards.
Prior to writing the column, she was the Sun’s editorial page editor as well as the Asia-Pacific reporter.
Born in Saskatchewan, Bramham has a master of arts degree from Simon Fraser University, a bachelor of applied arts in journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto and a bachelor of arts degree in English and German literature from the University of Regina. She has been honoured as an outstanding alumna by both SFU and the University of Regina.