Andy Quan was born in 1969 in Vancouver, British Columbia, a third-generation Chinese-Canadian and fifth-generation Chinese-American with roots in the villages of Canton. His short fiction has appeared in many anthologies and is collected in his first book of short stories, Calendar Boy (New Star Books, 2001). He is co-editor and a contributor to Swallowing Clouds: An Anthology of Chinese-Canadian Poetry. Andy is a singer and songwriter, and had a featured acting role in Canadian video-maker Richard Fung's Dirty Laundry. After living in Toronto, London, and Brussels, Andy is currently living in Sydney, Australia where he works for the Australian Federation of AIDS Organizations.