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Boudel Tan

Eddy Boudel Tan is the author of two novels from Dundurn Press: After Elias, a finalist for the ReLit Awards and the Edmund White Award, and The Rebellious Tide, a finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award. In 2021, he was named a Rising Star by Writers’ Trust of Canada. His short stories can be found in JoylandYolkGertrude PressThe G&LR, and an anthology from Arsenal Pulp Press. When he isn't writing or supporting local art, he leads marketing for TELUS Online Security to help make the online experience safer for Canadians. He lives in Vancouver with his husband. 

Program History

2021 Rising Star

Rising Stars

Selected by

Brian Francis


Eddy Boudel Tan puts his heart on every page. You can see it beating in his language, sense it pulsing beneath his characters’ skins, and feel it breaking in the lives he lays bare in his novels. He isn’t afraid of exploring the tangled messes we make or the complicated roads we take in our pursuit of happiness and redemption. It’s exciting to read a writer open to taking big chances at the start of his career, someone willing to write boldly, to not make excuses for characters, or give readers an easy way out. Boudel Tan is a writer who will only travel deeper as he progresses, and that heart will inevitably beat more strongly in the years to come.