Brian Leung is an American fiction writer, whose short story collection, World Famous Love Acts, won the 2005 Asian-American Literary Award for fiction and the Mary McCarthy Award for 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, of the work of the famed graphic artist Charles Harper.