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Andy Quan is the author of four books, one of short fiction, Calendar Boy, two of poetry, Slant and Bowling Pin Fire, and one of gay erotica, Six Positions. He was the co-editor of Swallowing Clouds, an Anthology of Chinese Canadian Poetry. His work has appeared in a broad range of anthologies, magazines and literary reviews in Australia, Canada, and elsewhere. His work often deals with the themes of identity, community, and culture.

Born in Vancouver of Cantonese origin, Andy has lived in Toronto, Brussels, and London before settling in Sydney, Australia. A singer and songwriter, he has also self-produced tapes and CDs.


Average rating: 3.94 · 151 ratings · 41 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
Calendar Boy
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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Six Positions: Sex Writing ...
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Slant
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2001
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Swallowing Clouds: An Antho...
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Bowling Pin Fire
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2007
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Six Positions
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Second Person Queer: Who Yo...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2009
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The Selected Short Fiction of Lisa Moore by Lisa Moore
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'She's a skyful of fireworks, a roller coaster, a birthday cake.'

I was proud of my knowledge of CanLit, but being out of the country for so long now, I'm now out of date. I was surprised to find this collection, by Lisa Moore, of her first two books
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The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq
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Open by Lisa Moore
"Most authors can put together a compelling plot, tell engaging stories, and interest us in their characters. They can evoke a place, a time, or an emotion. But few authors can actually evoke the senses, making us feel and see and smell and hear an..." Read more of this review »
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Open by Lisa Moore
"When I was a young adult, I was committed to reading nonfiction. Probably because I never finished university, I was on a quest for self-education and could haughtily sneer to myself, "I don't have time to read novels when there's so much in the w..." Read more of this review »
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The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq
The Elementary Particles
by Michel Houellebecq
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When in France... Well, I'd heard about Houellebecq for years but never picked up anything until 'The Elementary Particles', much celebrated and much discussed, though I stayed away from reviews until I finished the book. It seemed like a good book t ...more
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Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link
Magic for Beginners
by Kelly Link
read in May, 2014
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Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle
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Sigh. The last time I was suckered into reading a Booker Prize winner and disliked it was Ben Okri's Famished Road.

When I was in university, the imprimatur of a Booker Prize told me that the book was worthy of attention, of world-class quality and th
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Almost French by Sarah Turnbull
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Written in a breezy journalist's style and with the brief to write about culture shock in Paris, this book was interesting and insightful enough, providing me with some good background on living in Paris and about Parisians, who in four months I may ...more
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“I think the word ‘love’ should be used sparingly and truthfully.”
Andy Quan, The Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered
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“How complex, untrustworthy, and important our stories are. We will never tell you the true story of our lives.”
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Andy Quan Tara wrote: "Good to see you on Goodreads. May I say you look radiant. x"

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Tara Moss Good to see you on Goodreads. May I say you look radiant. x


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