About the author:
Andrés N. Ordorica is a queer Latinx poet, writer, and educator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He creates worlds filled with characters who are from neither here nor there (ni de aquí, ni de allá). His fiction has been featured in Confluence Medway, Silk + Smoke, The Acentos Review, 404 ink Magazine, and Gutter. He has also been anthologised in Ceremony (Tapsalteerie Press), We Were Always Here (404 ink), The Centenary Collection (Speculative Books) and The Colour of Madness (Stirling Publishing). His non-fiction has been published by The Skinny, Bella Caledonia, Fringe of Colour, The Irish Independent, and Somewhere: For Us.
His writing often addresses themes of queerness, liminality, loss, love, and concepts of belonging. He has published personal essays and articles on mental health, sexuality, and immigration.
Some accomplishments of note:
- Graduate of MA Writing for Stage & Broadcast Media, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, 2012.
- Winner of the Bloomsbury Short Story Slam, Bloomsbury Festival, 2016.
- Shortlisted as a ‘highly commended writer’ for Spread The Word’s City of Stories, 2017.
- Has been awarded poetry commissions through The Courtauld Institute of Art (2018, 2020) and Summerhall (2020).
- Selected onto BBC Words First ran by BBC Radio 1, BBC Asian Network, and BBC Contains Strong Language, 2020.
- Recipient of the Edwin Morgan Trust’s Second Life Grant, 2020.
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.
You can follow him on Twitter: @AndresNOrdorica