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A failing grade in poetry, but prose of all kinds. His"What I Believe" will be published very soon.

    
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A. Colin Wright was born and raised in Chelmsford, Essex, England. After serving in the British Royal Air Force, Wright read Modern Languages at Cambridge University, where he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees. In 1964, he was appointed professor of Russian at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He remained at Queen’s until his retirement in 1999 and still resides there today. Dr. Wright is married and has two sons. 


In his fiction, he is interested primarily in works dealing with the purpose and meaning of  life (he has a horror of post-modernism and sentimental descriptions of everyday life, and has little interest in works dealing with specific problems.) Religion in its broadest sense--but not that of specific churches or creeds--is obviously important to him. He tries to create a good story, with realistic characters who question established norms of behaviour. 


He acts and directs in the local theatre.


With a love of languages (he speaks English, French, German, Russian and Italian, with a smattering of Spanish and Scots Gaelic), he is adamant about correct grammar in his writing. This unfortunately also makes him highly critical of others! 


He also loves travel and has led various groups for Craig Travel in Toronto to Russia, Ukraine, China, South Africa, Southern India, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Alaska and the islands of the North Atlantic. In September 2009 he travelled to Africa again, this time to Kenya and Tanzania. He also went to the Oberammergau passion play.

                                                                

Birth Place: Chelmsford,  England

Accomplishments: Ph.D; Awards in the Theatre BC National Playwriting Competition, and in the Ottawa Little Theatre Canadian One-Act Playwriting Competition. His academic book, Mikhail Bulgakov: Life and Interpretations, was included by Choice in the best academic books of 1978.

Sardinian Silver is a finalist in the 2009 Indie Awards. It received an honorary mention in the fiction category of the San Francisco Book Festival and was one of two runners-up in the fiction category of the New York Book Festival. It has also won a Pinnacle Books Award for the best fiction.
     



Books

Sardinian Silver (Chapters One and Two) by A. Colin Wright
A young Englishman, working as a tourist representative, seeks romance in Sardinia, a fascinating if relatively backward country. Nevertheless, his experience is full of frustrations....
  

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What I Believe (But You Don't Have To) by A. Colin Wright
A non-traditional exploration of religion: the meaning of life....
  

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A Cupboardful of Shoes, and Other Stories by A. Colin Wright
My Story Collection, A Cupboardful of Shoes, published June 2012. See www.Cupboardfulofshoes.com...
  

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Short Stories

The Comedy of Doctor Foster (Part One))
 by A. Colin Wright
Those who maintained that Dr. Foster’s demise was the result of a pact he’d made with the devil were, quite frankly, mistaken......


The Comedy of Doctor Foster (Part two)
 by A. Colin Wright
Conclusion of the story of Doctor Foster...


The Comedy of Doctor Foster (Part One)
 by A. Colin Wright
Those who maintained that Dr. Foster’s demise was the result of a pact he’d made with the devil were, quite frankly, mistaken......


Queen's Grill Bar
 by A. Colin Wright
"I’m a librarian, and I kissed a film star once. I touched her nipples too. At least I think I did." ...


Story Collection query letter
 by A. Colin Wright
Query letter for agents/publishers...


The Bells of Khatyn
 by A. Colin Wright
A former German soldier returns to a Belorussian village, now a memorial, where he was one of those responsible for destroying it....


Bethlehem (a Christmas story, revised version)
 by A. Colin Wright
Revised from the original version as published in "The Dalhousie Review," vol. 63, no.4 (1983-84)...



Articles

Bulgakov and the question of greatness: Russian text
 by A. Colin Wright
Bulgakov and the question of greatness, translated by A. Colin Wright and Zina Gimpelevitch as Возвращение к М. А. &...


Revised What I Believe (Part 7 of 7)
 by A. Colin Wright
Revised What I Believe (Part 7 of 7). To be published shortly in book form....


Revised What I Believe (Part 6 of 7)
 by A. Colin Wright
Revised What I Believe (Part 6 of 7) to be published eventually in book form....


Revised What I Believe (Part 5 of 7)
 by A. Colin Wright
Revised What I Believe (Part 5 of 7) to be published eventually in book form....


Revised What I Believe (Part 4 of 7)
 by A. Colin Wright
Revised What I Believe (Part 4 of 7) to be published eventually in book form....


Revised What I Believe (Part 3 of 7)
 by A. Colin Wright
Revised What I Believe (Part 3 of 7). Eventually to be published in book form....


Revised What I Believe (Part 2 of 7)
 by A. Colin Wright
Revised "What I Believe" (Part 2 of 7): My thoughts on the purpose and meaning of "life." I hope ultimately to publish the complete article in book form....



News

New book, A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.
 by A. Colin Wright
My collection of stories, A Cupboardful of Shoes, will be published early next year. There are samples of some of the stories on this site....


New book, A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.
 by A. Colin Wright
My collection of stories, A Cupboardful of Shoes, will be published early next year. There are samples of some of the stories on this site....


New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.
 by A. Colin Wright
My collection of stories, A Cupboardful of Shoes, will be published early next year. There are samples of some of the stories on this site....


New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.
 by A. Colin Wright
My collection of stories, A Cupboardful of Shoes, will be published early next year. There are samples of some of the stories on this site....


New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.
 by A. Colin Wright
My collection of stories, A Cupboardful of Shoes, will be published early next year. There are samples of some of the stories on this site....


New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.
 by A. Colin Wright
My collection of stories, A Cupboardful of Shoes, will be published early next year. There are samples of some of the stories on this site....


New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.
 by A. Colin Wright
My collection of stories, A Cupboardful of Shoes, will be published early next year. There are samples of some of the stories on this site....


Links

Sardinian Silver
More information about the novel, with the complete text of Chapter One (also read by the author) and questions for discussion at book groups. plus professional reviews of the book.


A. Colin Wright
Generally about what the author has written and published.

A Cupboardful Of Shoes
Collection of stories published in June 2012, most already published in literary magazines. Hopefully to be picked up by an agent or a mainline publisher.

The Red Room
(Also listed on this site)


Additional information

Dating originally from working in the island in the 1960s, the novel Sardinian Silver (essentially a love story) has a historic value: the island having changed unrecognizably since then. My collection, "A Cupboardful of Shoes,and Other Stories" was published in june 2012. Most of the stories were previously published in literary journals. "What I Believe (But You Don't Have To)" to be published shortly.

 
Contact Information

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