Christopher Goffard

Writer

Christopher Goffard is an author and a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. He shared in the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s Bell coverage and has twice been a Pulitzer finalist for feature writing, in 2007 and 2014. His novel "Snitch Jacket" was a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel. His book "You Will See Fire: A Search for Justice in Kenya," based on his Times series, was published in 2011.

Recent Articles

  • 15-year-old gunned down on Carson street

    15-year-old gunned down on Carson street

    Detectives are searching for gunmen who killed a 15-year-old boy as he was walking on a street in Carson Saturday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Mike Barraza said the boy was with a female companion near Sepulveda and Avalon Boulevards around...

  • A mother in pursuit of safety for her family makes a wrenching choice

    A mother in pursuit of safety for her family makes a wrenching choice

    She woke before dawn in the cramped apartment in Istanbul. She kissed her three children as they slept, and decided not to wake them. She might lose her courage if she did. She said goodbye to her husband and stepped into the chill of the dark street, under the towering minaret of the mosque next...

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