Andrew McNabb grew up in Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and New York University. He lives in Portland, Maine. Andrew is the great-grand-nephew of Fr. Vincent McNabb, O.P.—ardent distributist, gifted apologist and one of the 20th century's truly great men.
Praise for The Body of This
"The collection, as the title suggests, centres on bodies, human bodies in their various functions, relationships and ages, but also the bodies of buildings (which 'evolve' and 'breathe'), and the natural body of the created world. The tensions these stories recount (and generate in the reader) include those between the natural and the artificial, between being young and being old, being healthy and being sick, being rich and being poor, belonging to small city America (the stories are set in Portland, Maine) and not belonging there because one is a foreigner, is crippled, or is socially inept."
—Vivian Boland, review in New Blackfriars
"The Body of This is a tough little bundle of shards that can as easily cut and make you bleed as it can reflect the one true light . . . Andrew McNabb is a brave storyteller."
--Bret Lott, author of Oprah's Book Club pick, Jewel
"Andrew McNabb's thought-jabbing vignettes can be as radically transforming as viniculture, turning the water of everyday experience into the wine of life."
--Joseph Pearce, author of The Quest for Shakespeare
" . . . exquisite . . . "--Piers Paul Read, author of Alive
"This is not a collection of stories about being Christian, but instead an exploration of what it means to be human in a beautiful, haunted world. McNabb’s faith and spiritual self-awareness is intrinsically woven throughout the book’s pages. No story is told 'because of faith' or 'in service of faith.' The faith is just there. It is just part of the human experience, which makes The Body of This all the more authentic. I expect to be affected by these stories for some time. Andrew McNabb is an important writer."