Born in Melbourne, Andrez Bergen is an expatriate Australian author, journalist, DJ, photographer and musician, who has been based in Tokyo, Japan, over the past eleven years.
Aside from specializing in Japanese culture, anime, movies, and electronic music’s various tangents, Bergen has written fiction for Another Sky Press, Shotgun Honey, Snubnose Press, Perfect Edge, Pulp Ink, Solarcide and Crime Factory.
He did a book of prose in collaboration with Polish photographer Tomek Sikora, and released his debut novel, the noir/sci-fi-inclined Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat, in 2011. Bergen published a second novel, One Hundred Years of Vicissitude, in 2012.
He is currently putting together an anthology of short stories, by other writers and illustrators, that relates to the dystopia of TSMG.
Bergen makes music and videos under aliases Little Nobody, Slam-Dunk Ninja, and Funk Gadget, he ran indie/experimental record label IF? for fourteen years, he creates the occasional comic, and he’s a self-professed amateur saké connoisseur.
Bergen is married to Japanese artist Yoko Umehara, and they have a daughter, Cocoa.