Andy Quan is the author of four books: Calendar Boy, Slant, Bowling Pin Fire, and Six Positions, and the co-editor of the Arsenal Pulp Press anthology Swallowing Clouds with Jim Wong-Chu. He was born in 1969 in Vancouver, BC, a third-generation Chinese-Canadian and fifth generation Chinese-American with roots in the villages of Canton. His short fiction has appeared in the Arsenal Pulp Fiction anthologies Queeries, Queer View Mirror, Contra/Diction, Carnal Nation, the Quickies series and I Like It Like That.
Other short fiction, poetry and non-fiction has appeared widely in anthologies and magazines in Canada, the USA, the UK and Australia.
He is also a singer-songwriter, and had a featured role in Canadian video-maker Richard Fung's Dirty Laundry, an exploration of sexuality among early Chinese immigrants to Canada.
After living in Toronto, London, and Brussels, Andy has lived in Sydney, Australia since 1999 where he works on regional HIV/AIDS issues.