Russell Kelly was born in Toronto in 1949 and educated in England. He returned to Canada in 1967 and worked in radio news and current affairs for 13 years, mostly as an editor and reporter for the CBC in Halifax, Toronto and Edmonton. He came to Vancouver in 1982 and wrote the bestseller Pattison: Portrait of a Capitalist Superstar (New Star Books, 1986). Also a photographer, he worked at B.C. BookWorld in the mid-1990s. He died of cancer in 1997.

[BCBW 1992] "Biography" "Business"