Stephen Reid of Sidney and Masset, B.C., is Canada’s best-known bank robber. He met his wife Susan Musgrave in 1983 when she was writer-in-residence at the University of Waterloo and he was serving a 20-year sentence for bank robbery. His heists include the biggest Canadian gold robbery ever recorded ($785,000 worth of gold from an Ottawa airport), and the biggest bank robbery in San Diego, California history ($283,000 US Dollars). While in prison, he had shown the manuscript of his novel, Jackrabbit Parole, to Musgrave, and they married three years later. The novel was released the same year. In 1999, Reid was arrested for a bank robbery in Victoria, which involved a shootout. He was sentenced to 18 years in prison, released on parole in 2008, and re-incarcerated in 2010 for parole violations. He was released in 2015. His second book is a collection of essays, A Crowbar in the Buddhist Garden: Writing from Prison, which won the 2013 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize.