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Andy Quan

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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.


The truth is that I’ve been trying to get to Tapavino for ages. The reviews have been great, continuously, but the last time I was in the neighbourhood, before a show, it was too crowded to get in. So, a casual business lunch on a Friday was a nice way to be introduced.

There were various elegant tapas on offer: My favourite would be the dish pictured above, the fried zucchini flower with goat...

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Average rating: 3.85 · 202 ratings · 49 reviews · 13 distinct works
Calendar Boy

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Six Positions: Sex Writing ...

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Slant

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Bowling Pin Fire

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Second Person Queer: Who Yo...

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The Lost Library: Gay Ficti...

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Upon a Midnight Clear

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I don’t think that big data in itself is fascinating, but with the right use of it, and the right questions, and smart people like Seth Stevens-Davidowitz, the results are fascinating. So, Everybody Lies is chock-full of interesting insights on human ...more
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I loved Arthur Less, the protagonist of the novel Less. I’ve occasionally fallen in love with the voice of an author or one of their characters but then realised that I liked reading about them, but wouldn’t necessarily want to spend time with them. ...more
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I always loved mythology. As a boy, I started with Greek mythology, went onto Roman and then the Norse gods too. Eventually I devoured pretty much everything I found, from all parts of the world. I liked the epic tales that had reached me after centu ...more
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Soft-wired is an odd mix of relentlessly cheery home-spun wisdom and science. While the scientific basis for being able to change our brains for the better may have been proven, the advice oftens comes off as the regular stuff of self-help guides: ma ...more
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My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
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There was no question on finishing this book that I'd be reading the rest of the novels... but I was surprised at how I swept into it. First, I hadn't done my research, so I didn't know that the four novels really constitute one really big epic novel ...more
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As a filmmaker, Simon Fitzmaurice knows how to tell a story. His memoir 'It's Not Yet Dark', is written with an engaging narrative and voice and often in short, poetic scenes, it feels like the book is as much movie as a memoir.

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“I think the word ‘love’ should be used sparingly and truthfully.”
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message 2: by Andy

Andy Quan Tara wrote: "Good to see you on Goodreads. May I say you look radiant. x"

nice to see you too! xo


message 1: by Tara

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


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