"I want people to feel things that are explosive and unexpected, to find new ways of seeing the familiar."

Eddy Boudel Tan writes stories from his book-filled apartment in the West End of Vancouver. His work depicts a world much like our own — the heroes are flawed, truth is distorted, and there is as much hope as there is heartbreak

A second-generation Asian Canadian, Eddy celebrates diverse voices and provocative perspectives. He is proud to identify as queer and champion stronger LGBTQ+ representation in the arts. 

He lives with his husband by the ocean where they host dinner parties, run along the beach, give standing ovations, and plot micro-revolutions. Besides having professional experience in communications strategy and brand design, he serves home-cooked meals to the homeless as cofounder of the Sidewalk Supper Project.

Eddy’s most valued form of education is travel. He has visited over thirty countries since three perspective-altering weeks building houses in El Salvador. Subsequent journeys have taken him from subterranean caves in Iceland to the tops of volcanoes in Indonesia. 

Photography: Amalie Tan (top) and Thomas Boudel Tan (bottom)

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