Born in South Africa, educated in England, Scotland, Japan, and the United States, Andrew McIntyre has lived a settled existence in San Francisco since 1999. He has a B.A. in Hispanic Studies, and master’s degrees in Comparative Literature and Economic History. He speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese. He is the author of a collection of 34 short stories, The Short, the Long, and the Tall, published by Merilang Press in 2010. An avid reader from an early age, he grew up reading Willard Price, Rosemary Sutcliff, C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, Hergé’s The Adventures of Tintin (he owns the complete set in English), Graham Greene, George Orwell, and Sven Hassel, among others. His favorite authors also include Carlos Fuentes, James Joyce, Joseph Conrad, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Paul Bowles, Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, William Burroughs, Niall Ferguson, John Keegan, A.N. Wilson, and Bruce Chatwin.