Colin

Colin BrezickiColin Brezicki
Niagara-On-the-Lake, ON

Colin Brezicki began writing in earnest in 2010, completing three novels, a collection of twelve short stories, and numerous articles on literature, teaching and technology that were published in the US and Canada. Some of his short stories have also been published, two winning international fiction competitions in 2014 (Literal Latté Fiction Award, New York, and the Bosque Magazine Award, New Mexico). His first novel, Heart Murmurs, was a finalist in the Yeovil (UK) Fiction Contest, also in 2014. His memoir, “Steve”, is included in a collection of stories by writers about their fathers. Lonely Boy: Stories about Fathers and Sons, edited by journalist and broadcaster, Carla Lucchetta, is to be published in June, 2015 by Cormorant Books. As a writer, he likes to complete his stories so he can find out what happens, and then revise the narrative until the writer disappears. He prefers to read authors whose fiction asks questions without answering them, leaving the reader in a state of comfortable uncertainty, which is likely as near to understanding life as most of us will get. Colin taught English and theatre in England and Canada. He attended Western University, and then Oxford as a Rhodes scholar. He lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake, visits Scotland as often as he can with his mother, cycles and watches hockey to keep fit, and will die a Montreal Canadiens’ fan despite growing up in Toronto and attending St. Michael’s College School when it was a Leaf farm club. His daughter, Catherine, works in Toronto and edits his drafts with a keen eye and an active Delete key. website - www.brezicki.com