Andrew Steeves

Andrew Steeves was born in Westmorland County, New Brunswick. After taking degrees in Criminology and English, he settled near Kentville, Nova Scotia, and founded Gaspereau Press in 1997 with Gary Dunfield. He spends his time reading, writing, editing, designing, typesetting, printing, binding, marketing, selling, and talking about books. Publications by Gaspereau Press have been finalists for or won most major Canadian literary awards, including the Giller, the Griffin, the Charles Taylor Prize, and the Governor General’s Literary Award. Favourite recent projects include the limited-edition letterpress book Lagomorph written by Alexander Macleod and Literarum Ex Arboribus: An Exuberant Show of the Wood Type at Gaspereau Press, a three-year undertaking that resulted in the creation of over 150 wood type specimens. Steeves lives with his family near Black River Lake, Nova Scotia, in an off-grid house he designed and constructed.