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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)...


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


Geisterbahnhöfe (Translation of Ghost Stations)
 by A. Colin Wright
German translation (by a friend of mine) of "Ghost Stations" below. Just in case anyone would like to read a story set in Germany in German!...


Ghost Stations
 by A. Colin Wright
Before the fall of the Berlin Wall a man spends his time travelling on the underground and overground city railways, and is persuaded to help a crazy woman trying to find her lost lover in the East....


Night Train to Cologne
 by A. Colin Wright
A man returns to Germany and meets the woman he once was in love with. But now he must decide whether to go back to England with his wife......


A Pregnant Woman with Parcels at Brock and Bagot
 by A. Colin Wright
Two strangers who met at a party accidentally meet again on the street--or do they?...


The Trouble with Saints
 by A. Colin Wright
Why is a statue no longer there? A man with ambitions to be a great lover becomes involved with two very different Italian girls... ...



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....


Revised What I Believe (Part 1 of 7)
 by A. Colin Wright
Revised "What I Believe" (Part 1 of 7): My thoughts on the purpose and meaning of "life." I hope ultimately to publish the complete article in book form....


M. A. Bulgakov and the question of Greatness
 by A. Colin Wright
The question of an author's greatness is discussed in relation to Mikhail Bulgakov, Daphne du Maurier and Philip Loraine....


Rewriting St. John
 by A. Colin Wright
Continuing discussion of religion and meaning in life....


Sardinia then and now
 by A. Colin Wright
Sardinian tourism, and the differences between then and now....


The Oberammergau Passion Play
 by A. Colin Wright
Views on the Oberammergau Passion Play...


What I believe (Part One)
 by A. Colin Wright
A brief discussion of my personal beliefs...


What I believe (Part Four)
 by A. Colin Wright
Continuing discussion...


Chance or Fate? (God’s computer) Part 2
 by A. Colin Wright
What is chance, fate? How everything that we and others do influences our lives. Part 2 of previous article....


Chance or Fate? (God's Computer) Part One
 by A. Colin Wright
What is chance, fate? How everything that we and others do influences our lives....


What I believe (Part Three)
 by A. Colin Wright
Continuing discussion of beliefs about life and death...


What I believe (Part Two)
 by A. Colin Wright
Continuing with what I believe...


Literature and Literary Fiction
 by A. Colin Wright
What is literary fiction? How does one define literature? ...


Literature, Originality, Bulgakov and Me
 by A. Colin Wright
A continued discussion on Literature, with examples taken from Mikhail Bulgakov...



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....


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....


M. A. Bulgakov and the question of Greatness
 by A. Colin Wright
My article M. A. Bulgakov and the question of Greatness has been published in Russian (my translation)....


Sardinian Silver specially listed on Barnes & Noble Rising Star Website
 by A. Colin Wright
Sardinian Silver specially listed on Barnes & Noble Rising Star Website: see http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/iUniverse-rising-star-books/379000118/?cds2Pid=16451&linkid=156353...


Sardinian Silver specially listed on Barnes & Noble Rising Star Website
 by A. Colin Wright
Sardinian Silver specially listed on Barnes & Noble Rising Star Website: see http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/iUniverse-rising-star-books/379000118/?cds2Pid=16451&linkid=156353...


Sardinia then and now
 by A. Colin Wright
Sardinian Silver specially listed on Barnes & Noble Rising Star Website: see http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/iUniverse-rising-star-books/379000118/?cds2Pid=16451&linkid=156353...


Allbooks Review Editor's Choice for Sardinian Silver wi
 by A. Colin Wright
Sardinian Silver now wins Allbooks Review Editor's Choice Award...


Visitor's Choice Award for Sardinian Silver
 by A. Colin Wright
Another Award For Sardinian Silver. ...


Night Train to Cologne
 by A. Colin Wright
"Night Train to Cologne" now published in an anthology....


Allbooks Review Editor’s Choice Award for 2011
 by A. Colin Wright
Sardinian Silver has been nominated for the Allbooks Review Editor’s Choice Award for 2011 ...


Back to Then--Sardinia
 by A. Colin Wright
My article "Back to Then--Sardinia" in Antipasto Magazine...


Literature & Fiction Interviews Volume II
 by A. Colin Wright
Interview in Literature & Fiction Interviews Volume II...


Brian Knight review of Sardinian Silver
 by A. Colin Wright
New review of Sardinian Silver...


new review of Sardinian Silver
 by A. Colin Wright
Review of Sardinian Silver from Allbooks Review...


Writers in their own Write
 by A. Colin Wright
Podcast interview on Sardinian Silver now available....


New Review from Readers Favorite
 by A. Colin Wright
Review of Sardinian Silver...


Interview on Visual Arts Journal added
 by A. Colin Wright
Interview by Shelagh Watkins on Visual Arts Journal...


Best Fiction Writer on Visual Arts Junction
 by A. Colin Wright
Best Fiction Writer ...


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.

 
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