Andrew Kaufman

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Andrew Kaufman
Wingham, Ontario, Canada
OccupationWriter, director, and producer
EducationF. E. Madill Secondary School
ChildrenPhoenix & Frida

Andrew Kaufman (born 1968) is a Canadian writer, film director, and radio producer, best known for novels which incorporate aspects of genre literature, such as fantasy, superhero and detective novels, with humor.[1]

Born and raised in Wingham, Ontario, Kaufman regularly promotes himself as the second most famous and/or second best writer to come from Wingham, as the town was also the birthplace of Alice Munro.[1]


Kaufman was a revolving cast member of the Perpetual Motion Roadshow.[2]

His debut novella, All My Friends Are Superheroes, was published by Coach House Books in 2003, and is a humorous love story between a normal man and a super-heroine, The Perfectionist. The novella is set in a community of superheroes in Toronto, in which the bizarre characters (The Seeker, The Inverse, BusinessMan etc.) actually personify different human types.[2] A 10th anniversary edition with added bonus material was released in April 2013.

He followed up in 2010 with The Waterproof Bible.[3]

His 2013 book Born Weird was a shortlisted finalist for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour.[4]

His newest novel, The Ticking Heart, was published in 2019.[5]


  • All My Friends Are Superheroes (2003)
  • The Waterproof Bible (2010)
  • The Tiny Wife (2010)
  • Born Weird (2013)
  • Small Claims (2017)
  • The Ticking Heart (2019)