About Sean Cranbury


Photo by McKinley Hellenes.

Sean Cranbury lives in east Vancouver where he works as the General Manager of the legendary Storm Crow Tavern.

He is also the Founder, Host, and Executive Director of the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series, a Books on the Radio project.

Sean created Books on the Radio in 2009 after losing his job in the aftermath of the economic cyclone of 2008.

He’s worked as an independent bookseller since his high school years. He learned everything that he knows about books and people at Chapman Books in Dundas, Ontario during the 1990’s. He’s also worked with Duthie Books, Albion Books, and was the Books Buyer at the Vancouver Virgin Megastore.

He was Managing Editor at the short-lived independent book publisher House of Parlance, where he helped bring diverse projects such as Shane Koyczan’s Visiting Hours, and Avril Lavigne’s Make 5 Wishes, into the world.

Sean was awarded the 2010/2011 Literary Promoter of the Year Award by Pandora’s Collective for his work in organizing and promoting the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series during the Vancouver Winter Olympics of 2010.

He was a member of the Steering Committee for the Canada Council for the Arts’ National Forum on the Literary Arts (2014) and has collaborated with organizations such as the Griffin Poetry Trust, Poetry is Dead Magazine, Sad Mag, 49th Shelf, Frontier College, Artist’s Legal Outreach, Creative BC, and many others.

Sean has also worked as a communications consultant with organizations such as Canada Council for the Arts, The Tyee, Simon Fraser University Masters of Publishing Program, Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec, Sage Hill Writing Experience (Saskatoon), Surrey International Writers Conference, Random House Canada, TD National Reading Summit, Association of Registered Nurses of British Columbia, and the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative.

Books on the Radio is a labour of love.