About the author:
Andrés N. Ordorica is a queer Latinx writer and educator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He creates worlds with characters who are from neither here nor there (ni de aquí, ni de allá). His fiction has been featured in Confluence Medway, The Acentos Review, Gutter, and 404 ink Magazine. His work has been anthologised in Ceremony (Tapsalteerie Press), We Were Always Here (404 ink), and The Colour of Madness (Stirling Publishing). His non-fiction has been published by The Skinny, Bella Caledonia, Somewhere: For Us, Medium, and The Irish Independent.
His writing often addresses themes of queerness, liminality, loss, love, and concepts of belonging. He has published articles on mental health, sexuality, and UK politics.
He is the winner of the 2016 Bloomsbury Short Story Slam and was shortlisted as a “highly commended writer” in 2017 for Spread The Word’s City of Stories competition. In 2019, he served as a judge for the Saltire Literary First Book Award with The Saltire Society.
In 2020, Andrés was selected to be a part of the BBC Words First spoken word development programme ran by BBC Radio 1, BBC Asian Network, and BBC Contains Strong Language.
Currently, he serves as a trustee and board member for Artlink Edinburgh. He is passionate about advocating for increased opportunities for marginalised communities to engage with the creatives arts. In addition to his trustee role, he serves as the Programme Manager (Community Development & Events) for The Scottish BAME Writers Network.
Recently, he completed his first manuscript of short stories. His collection explores queer acceptance, love, marriage, faith, masculinity and cultural identity.
Andrés is now working on a novel that explores sexuality, class and desire across two generations of an immigrant Mexican family, set both in Mexico of the 1980s and a more contemporary United States. His novel seeks to uncover the dreams our ancestors leave behind for the next generation to continue on with.
You follow him on Twitter: @AndresNOrdorica
You can contact him directly via email: anikolas[dot]ordorica [at] gmail [dot] com