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.
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.
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.
Pyper's second novel has been published in Canada, the UK, the U.S., the Netherlands and Germany. It was selected by The Toronto Star as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year.
His third novel has been published to acclaim in the UK and Canada, where it was a Best Books of the Year selection by The Globe and Mail. It has since been published in the UK.
Pyper's fourth novel has been published in the UK, the US and Canada, having been selected as one of the notable crime novels of 2008 by The New York Times.