“Andrea Warner is, in my opinion, one of the best music journalists in Canada.” — Elaine Lui, bestselling author, TV personality, and owner/founder of LaineyGossip.com
Short bio: Andrea Warner is the author of Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography (Sept. 25, 2018, Greystone) and We Oughta Know: How Four Women Ruled the '90s and Changed Canadian Music (Eternal Cavalier Press, 2015). Andrea is also a freelance writer, an associate producer at CBC Music, a theatre critic at the Georgia Straight, a broadcaster, and the co-host of the weekly podcast Pop This!. She is on the programming committee of the Vancouver Podcast Festival and volunteers on the Equity and Justice Committee at the Vancouver Writers Festival. Andrea's pronouns are she/her/hers, and she is a settler who was born and raised in Vancouver on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Pop culture, art, and feminism make her happy. @_AndreaWarner
Andrea Warner is represented by Kris Rothstein and Carolyn Swayze of the Carolyn Swayze Literary Agency.
Long bio: Andrea Warner was born and raised in East Vancouver, a settler on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Her pronouns are she/her/hers.
She spent childhood Sundays in her father’s secondhand shop and weeknights penning soapy teen novels by the light of streetlamps when she should have been sleeping. Today, she is a writer, critic, broadcaster, and podcaster focusing on music, arts, pop culture, and feminism. She’s the author of Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography (Sept. 25, 2018, Greystone) as well as the acclaimed 2015 book, We Oughta Know: How Four Women Ruled the '90s and Changed Canadian Music (Eternal Cavalier Press). Andrea is an associate producer at CBC Music and co-hosts the weekly podcast, Pop This!.
Her radio work includes weekly music columns on CBC's Radio One's On the Coast and All Points West, and she's also part of CBC Radio's Day 6 music panel. Andrea serves on the jury for the Polaris Music Prize and freelances as a theatre critic for the Georgia Straight. Her writing has appeared in Pitchfork, Bitch, Exclaim!, the Literary Review of Canada, and the Globe and Mail among others. She is a co-programmer of the Vancouver Podcast Festival and volunteers for the Equity and Justice Committee at the Vancouver Writers Festival.
Some of Andrea’s previous work lives include three years as the horoscopes columnist for Soap Opera Weekly, a year doing quality control for chat lines, teaching journalism and writing to youth who were victims and/or perpetrators of violence, call centre management, and a year as the music editor of an alternative weekly. Pop culture, art, and feminism make her happy. @_AndreaWarner