Colin Fleming is the author of eight books and myriad forms of fiction who is also an expert in--and writes widely on--film, literature, music, art, and sports.
His newest book is Meatheads Say the Realest Things: A Satirical (Short) Novel of the Last Bro, a comical--and surprisingly connective--work for our changing times.
His short fiction appears in Harper’s, Commentary, Glimmer Train, VQR, Boulevard, AGNI, Cincinnati Review, Conjunctions, Salmagundi, PEN America, TriQuarterly, The Iowa Review, Black Clock, London Magazine, and Post Road, with his personal essays, arts pieces, sports work, film pieces, music pieces, literary pieces, and political writings running in The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Salon, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, MOJO, ARTnews, The Spectator, New York Daily News, The Daily Beast, Sports Illustrated, The American Interest, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, JazzTimes, The Wilson Quarterly, The New Yorker, The Oxford American, The New Statesman, The Guardian, Art in America,The Believer, The Spectator, Gramophone, Film Comment, The Boston Globe, Smithsonian, DownBeat, The Village Voice, Spin, Architectural Record, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Slate, BookForum, The Smart Set, Vibe, Times Literary Supplement, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Fanfare, Quillette, The Weekly Standard, Vice, Cineaste, Metropolis, The Boston Phoenix, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, DownBeat, The Barnes and Noble Review, Chicago Tribune, ESPN The Magazine, and The New Criterion, among many other venues.
He contributes regularly to a number of prominent op-ed sections and his Many Moments More blog, which was launched in June 2018 and has been written as a series of unique books in plain view of the public, documents what it is like to live as an artist in these times while detailing the maladies that riddle the publishing industry and add up to why people read less and less. The blog is presently longer than Proust's In Search of Lost Time, Pepys' Diaries, or the whole of Thoreau's Journals. You can sign up for regular updates, if you would like.
He is a regular on NPR’s Weekend Edition and Downtown with Rich Kimball, which features guests from Ed Asner to Ken Burns to Doris Kearns Goodwin, and appears on many radio programs and podcasts in the US and abroad.
Previous books include Dark March: Stories for When the Rest of the World is Asleep, Between Cloud and Horizon: A Relationship Casebook in Stories, The Anglerfish Comedy Troupe: Stories from the Abyss, and Buried on the Beaches: Cape Stories For Hooked Hearts and Driftwood Souls.
Two books are slated for publication in 2021: An entry in Bloomsbury's 33 1/3 series on Sam Cooke's Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963, coming on September 9; and then a volume publishing in time for Christmas on 12/1 from Liverpool University Press's Devil's Advocates series looking at the 1951 movie Scrooge as the ultimate horror film, and one that is especially potent for our age.
A work of fiction, If You [ ]: Fabula, Fantasy, F***ry, Hope, will be published by Dzanc in January 2022, followed by a second novel, Musings with Franklin: A Novel In Conversation You Can Drink To from Sagging Meniscus.
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* (A note on the various sections. The links represent just a few years' worth of published output in each case. Every effort is being made to bring the sections up to date, with about 1000 links left to go, but the sections will necessarily always be piecemeal, due to links coming down, venues folding, and certain works never being made available online. The site is intended as a unique online museum of one author's writings and art, and though the wings/galleries are not yet as full as they will be, you should find plenty to keep you busy as everything else is filled in. Thank you for your patience.)