Andrew was born in Eastbourne, Sussex. He currently lives on Sydney's Northern Beaches. He hosts a weekly radio show ‘London Calling’ on 2rrr and plays guitar in ‘The Freds‘ and ‘The Last Sunbathers'. In addition, he performs his poetry live on a regular basis in both UK & Australia.
‘Scratched in the stars, sprawled on the sand’, his debut collection was published by Soul Bay Press in 2009. This was followed by ‘The last of the great British traitors’ in 2011. A third collection ‘Sunflower Eclipse over Troia Nova’ was published by SBP in November 2018. His fourth collection ‘Countrycide’ is due to be published in 2022.
Franks contributed ‘Engels’ Ashes’ and ‘Notes from the last days of the old regime’ to the Soul Bay short story compilation ‘Thirteen’ (October 2013).
The founder of the English Beach Poets Society. Franks is also responsible for the surprisingly popular blog The Things I miss about England. As well as being both Publisher and Editor of the defiantly lo-fi irregular poetry publication “the poetry of desire…“.