brian andreas

Brian Andreas is known around the world as the writer and artist behind StoryPeople, work that celebrates the strength and beauty of the human spirit. He’s authored 15 books (two were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, and his collaboration with photographer Lorne Resnick, received three Independent book awards).

Born in Iowa, raised in Chicago, Brian went to Luther College for a BA in Theater and English. Later on, after he figured out what he really wanted to do (HA!) he got an MFA in Fiber and Mixed Media from John F. Kennedy University in the Bay Area of California. 

When you ask him though, he says his real education came from being in the world: short order cooking at Denny’s, apprenticing with a French chef in Chicago, running operations at a high-fashion mannequin factory in L.A., doing contract archaeology in the summer heat, dabbling as a tennis pro after college, writing plays for a small theatre company in Minnesota. He speaks six languages, his favorites being the Romance languages (not surprisingly).


I feel sometimes as if I walk through the world listening, always listening, for the moments when time stops, when the perfection of everything is so evident that it’s unmistakable. (It always is, but our minds are racing along so often looking for it to be another way that we miss it. But when we do stop & do see it, there’s nothing more breathtaking...      brian andreas