Bruce grew up along the Corso Italia neighbourhood in Toronto, the famous St. Clair and Bathurst intersectionwhere Italian and Portuguese cultures thrive. An alumnus of North Toronto Collegiate Institute, where he found a piqued interest in Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, and Nineteen Eighty-Four; he began writing and volunteering at the school library to be near the smell of cedar bookshelves and paper.
While attaining his HBA in Philosophy from the University of Toronto, he continued to write theatre-plays and scripts. After travelling to Europe and the United States, he began writing his first narrative. His debut novel: Chronic Passions, published at twenty-three, was an international hit; Bruce continued writing literary fiction as he travelled through Europe once again. He completed his first international best-seller: How Dim the Promised Land, while attaining his MPhil from the University of Copenhagen. His most recent novel: The Romantic and The Vile, is set in Copenhagen and Monaco. He resides in Toronto and Copenhagen.