Colin Fleming is an author of myriad forms of fiction who is also an expert in--and writes widely on--film, literature, music, art, and sports. He contributes to a number of prominent op-ed sections, and has published thousands of works in hundreds of venues. If you’ve heard of the outlet, there’s a good chance he has been in it, while his Many Moments More blog, which has been written as a series of unique books in the plain view of the public, a confessional of the human soul, is the only undertaking of its kind in the world that documents what it is like to live as an artist in these times while exposing the corruption, discrimination, and bad writing that dominates publishing and adds up to the real reasons people read less and less. For starters. There is also plenty on the above subjects, nature, friends, family, trying to remain alive, what is entailed by being fully human. You can sign up for regular updates, if you would like.
His short fiction appears in Harper’s, Commentary, Glimmer Train, VQR, Boulevard, AGNI, and Post Road, with his personal essays, criticism, 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 New Yorker, The Guardian, Art in America, Gramophone, Film Comment, The Boston Globe, Smithsonian, DownBeat, The Village Voice, Spin, Architectural Record, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Slate, TLS, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Vice, Cineaste, The Barnes and Noble Review, ESPN The Magazine, and The New Criterion, among other venues.
He is a regular guest 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. His previous books include Dark March: Stories for When the Rest of the World is Asleep, Between Cloud and Horizon: A Relationship Casebook in Stories, and The Anglerfish Comedy Troupe: Stories from the Abyss.
His most recent book is Buried on the Beaches: Cape Stories for Hooked Hearts and Driftwood Souls, which was published in spring 2019. A volume looking at the 1951 movie Scrooge as the ultimate horror film is due next year, as well a title in Bloomsbury's 33 1/3 series examining Sam Cooke's Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963, also coming in 2020. A work of fiction, If You [ ]: Fantasy, Fabula, Fuckery, Hope will follow from Dzanc in early 2021.
He recently composed a humor novel called Chads Say What: Being a Novel Novel in Laughter for People Tired of Crying But Relieved Not to Be a Bro (and the Unification of America), a fiction volume titled Cheer Pack: Stories, which contains pieces from Harper's, Glimmer Train, and Commentary, and an essay collection, Glue God: Essays (and tips) for Repairing a Broken Self.
As a go-to authority on the Beatles with unique perspectives, he is completing a book positing the group in shades of new light, called Same Band You've Never Known: An Alternative Musical History of the Beatles, as well as a memoir called Many Moments More: A Story About the Art of Endurance, a novel about a child piano genius who does not wish to be one entitled The Freeze Tag Sessions, and a novel told entirely in conversation in a bar between Writer—who believes he is dead and in hell—Bartender, and the pervy guy from the suburbs who dresses up as Ben Franklin, called Musings with Franklin.
He is not other authors. He is here to get people reading again and to connect with you. Are you going through something difficult? Try the blog. It is good to feel less alone. Perhaps, more than anything, that is what great writing does for us, and why the world needs some again.