Bruce McDougall began writing fiction for publication as an undergraduate at Harvard College, where he was an editor of the Harvard Lampoon, a contributor to the Harvard Advocate, and a playwright at the Loeb Experimental Theater. He also played hockey at Harvard under coach Billy Cleary, a member of the 1960 Miracle on Ice U.S. Olympic team. Since he graduated, he has published children’s stories, humour columns, and several non-fiction books, including the first published biography of communications mogul Ted Rogers and the first Idiot’s Guide to Personal Finance.
He has appeared on local and national radio and television programs including Canada AM, Dini Petty, CITY TV's Breakfast Television and CBC Radio.
His work has appeared in Geist, subTerrain, Scrivener Creative Review, and Antigonish Review. A collection of his short stories, Every Minute is a Suicide, will be also published in the fall 2014 by Porcupine’s Quill.
Bruce McDougall saw his first NHL game at Maple Leaf Gardens between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1955. He was five years old.
The Last Hockey Game