Andrew Davidson was born in Manitoba, Canada in 1969. He studied and attained a BA in English Literature at the University of British Columbia and has worked as a teacher of English in Japan where he lived on and off for years. The Gargoyle is his first novel and was an international best seller. It appeared on British tv book club Richard and Judy's top ten Best Read.
"It is a clichéd image, to be sure, but it is a cliché because it is apt and true. I was intrigued by the idea of a relationship that did not end with the feeling of being burned, but one that began with such a feeling–taken to the most literal level."