Bruce Serafin (1950–2007) moved to Houston, Texas with his family at the age of fifteen, and to Vancouver when he was nineteen. Serafin founded the Vancouver Review and was its editor from 1990–1997. He held a variety of positions at Canada Post, from letter carrier to editor of the union newsletter, over the course of fourteen years. He worked most recently as a substantive editor at Douglas College, and at the time of his death was at work on a new book set east of the Rockies. He is the author of Colin's Big Thing, which was named one of the Globe and Mail's 100 Best Books of 2004.