Andrew Binks’ first novel, The Summer Between — a coming-of-age story about twelve-year-old Dougaldo, who struggles against oppression, homophobia and racism to realize his love for a thirteen-year-old Métis boy — has received advance praise from Shelagh Rogers, who described it as “pointed, tender and often funny.”

A Queen’s drama graduate, Andrew is a writer and actor who has trained with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and at LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). His acting experience ranges from Da Vinci’s Inquest to the Stratford Festival. He was a finalist in the Writers’ Union Short Prose Contest and This Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt, and his fiction, nonfiction and poetry have appeared in PRISM International, the Globe and Mail, Bent and Velvet Avalanche: A Collection of Erotic Poetry.

After living in Vancouver for fifteen years, Andrew has finally decided to return to eastern Ontario, where he loves the heat, the snow and the tempests. He now lives in Prince Edward County.