CHARLES BRUCE was born and raised in Port Shoreham, Nova Scotia. After graduating from Mount Allison University he worked as a journalist, first for the Halifax Chronicle Herald. After working as a war correspondent in Europe during the Second World war, he moved to Toronto where he was the general manager of the Canadian Press news agency. His six volumes of poetry won him the 1951 Governor-General’s award for Poetry. The Channel Shore is Bruce’s only novel.