Andrew Pyper is a Canadian writer of fiction. Born in 1968, he received a BA and an MA in English Literature from McGill University, as well as a law degree from the University of Toronto. Although called to the bar in 1996, he has never practiced. He lives in Toronto.
Kiss Me. Erin, Ontario: The Porcupine's Quill. 1996. ISBN0-88984-181-0. A collection of short stories published to acclaim. Following its publication, Pyper acted as Writer-in-Residence at Berton House, Dawson City, Yukon, as well as at Champlain College, Trent University.
Lost Girls. Toronto: HarperFlamingoCanada. 1999. ISBN0-00-225502-2. His first novel, a national bestseller in Canada and a Globe and Mail Notable Book selection in 1999 as well as a Notable Book selection in The New York Times Book Review (2000) and the London Evening Standard (2000). The novel won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel in 2000.
Andrew Pyper talks about The Guardians on Bookbits radio.
The Guardians. Toronto: Doubleday Canada. 2011. Pyper's fifth novel has been published in Canada as of January 2011, and will be published in the UK (Orion) in February 2011, and following this internationally in various territories.