Andrew McCann was born in Adelaide in 1966 and moved to Melbourne as a child. He completed a PhD at Cornell University in 1996. Since then he has taught literature in the English Departments at the University of Queensland, the University of Melbourne and Dartmouth College, USA. He writes fiction as A.L. McCann.
The White Body of Evening2002single work novel horror 'Behind the respectable facade of turn-of-the-century Melbourne lies another, darker city—one of obsession, derangement, dissipation and crime. This is the world that has driven Albert Walters to the brink of madness, that haunts his abused wife Anna and infects the lives of their children, Paul and Ondine. Led astray by a mysterious charlatan, Paul's artistic ambition conflicts not only with society but with a sister who finds her reflection distorted in the decadence that surrounds her. Spurred on by a shocking murder and fuelled by the absurdities of war and nationhood, Paul is drawn into the darkness that inspires him, while Ondine takes dubious refuge in the light'. Source: bookseller's website.