Dr Chris Andrews holds a BSc (Melbourne), BA Hons and MA (Melbourne), and a PhD (Melbourne). He has translated three books by the Chilean writer Roberto Bolano: By Night in Chile (2003), Distant Star (2004) and Last Evenings on Earth (2006) as well as Varamo by Cesar Aira.. Andrews has been Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne in the Department of French, Italian and Spanish Studies. In 2009, he took up a position at the University of Western Sydney where he has taught literary translation and comparative literature in the School of Humanities and Languages.
'This is a collection of poems prompted by a mix of real-life episodes in Melbourne and Sydney, dreams and constructions from curious fragments of language. They range in tone from the comic to the elegiac, and in form from the 231-syllable 'expanded sonnets' of parts I and II to the 'short-story' poems of part II.' (Publication summary)