Brian Leung is an American fiction writer, whose short stories collection World Famous Love Acts won the 2005 the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction and the Mary McCarthy Award in Short Fiction. He has also written two novels. Leung was born and raised in San Diego County, to a father who has escaped from China in 1949. For many years he lived in Los Angeles and this is where he started to write. Today he resides in a Shotgun house built in 1898 in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to being an Associate Professor at the University of Louisville, and a novelist, he is an avid collector of original animation art and also, the work of the famed graphic artist, Charles Harper.