Born and raised in Toronto, Andrew Calderone has established himself as an emerging voice in literature and filmmaking. His writing career began at University College Cork, Ireland and budded with Thirsty Scholars, a manuscript crafted at the Humber School for Writers in Toronto. Saturday Night Special (Bravo), Calderone’s first film, was released the following year during his time at the University of the West Indies on the island of Barbados.
Written by Calderone, Cold Is My Brother won awards at film festivals across the globe after he traveled by countless highways, roads, and unbeaten paths from Toronto to the northern tip of Panama to research his latest novel, Borders in the Sand, amidst migration trends in Central America.
Calderone’s documentary, Exit Interview (CBC), received acclaim for shedding light on controversial social justice issues and aired internationally before he returned to the Caribbean to complete Borders in the Sand in the Dominican Republic. His work is often a combination of magical realism and speculative fiction, inspired by the literary voices he's explored at home and abroad.
Andrew is currently an MFA in Creative Writing candidate at the University of British Columbia where he is working toward his third novel. Short stories penned by Calderone have appeared in Crack the Spine's The Year Anthology, The Bangalore Review, Dreamers Magzine, and The Dillydoun Review, among others. Andrew is represented by Rêve Agency. He remains committed to writing and filmmaking as a proud member of Canada’s strong storytelling lineage.