As a journalist, BRUCE McDOUGALL has written for some of the leading publications in Canada including The Globe and Mail, Maclean's, TIME Canada, Canadian Business and The Financial Post. His fiction has appeared in journals in Canada,
the U.S., the UK and Holland including Dead Mule, The Antigonish Review, Easy Street, Dark Ink, Geist, subTerrain and the Amsterdam Review. His non-fiction novel, The Last Hockey Game (Goose Lane Editions, 2015), was one of the outstanding books in recent years about professional hockey, described by Bill Scheft, a writer for Sports Illustrated and the David Letterman Show, as “the best hockey book I've ever read, going away.” It was a finalist for the Toronto Book Award. His collection of short stories, Every Minute is a Suicide (Porcupine’s Quill,
2015) has been compared favorably to the work of Alice Munro.
His novel, The Lizards of Palm Beach, was published in the U.S. in January 2021 by Owl Canyon Press. His second collection of short stories, Urban Disturbances, was published by Porcupine’s Quill in the Spring of 2021.
He is a graduate of Harvard College, where he was an editor of The Harvard Lampoon, and attended the University of Toronto Law School. He worked as a taxi driver, childcare worker, bouncer and airport attendant before he began to make a living as a writer.