F.B. André was born in San Fernando, Trinidad, in 1955. After immigrating to Canada in 1971, he worked at diverse jobs bartender, gold miner, factory worker, café owner and program administrator and these many experiences have enriched his writing. His first collection, The Man Who Beat The Man, was published in 2000 by NeWest Press. His collection of short stories with Ronsdale, What Belongs, contains a number of hard-hitting stories set both in Canada and the Caribbean. He lives in Vancouver.