Writer. Storyteller. Activist.

“Stretching from Oklahoma to New York, San Francisco to St. Louis, Chris Andoe’s stories capture the heart, humor and ironies of gay life. England had Dickens; San Francisco had Maupin; we have Andoe!”

Patrick Dilley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Southern Illinois University

Chris Andoe is the author of the critically-acclaimed memoir Delusions of Grandeur. His story “Midnight Annie’s Final Performance” was included in Belt Publishing’s The St. Louis Anthology, and his next book, House of Villadiva, will be released in 2021.

Andoe lives in the St. Louis neighborhood of Tower Grove South with his husband, three dogs and two cats.