S.J. Coules_2


My debut novel ‘Leaving Sadie’ is released this summer—you’ll be able to download it here.

I write screenplays, novels, and short fiction. I also scribble poetry and comic book scripts every now and then.

Check out my IMDB.

Check out the trailer for my feature film, ‘A Day Like Today’.

I’m an Irishman currently based in Vancouver.

You can stop reading here, or you can read a long-ass list of some of the people who inspire me, below.




Fiction writers whose work I enjoy include Raymond Carver, Haruki Murakami, Christopher Isherwood, Don DeLillo, Richard Ford, Elmore Leonard, Cormac McCarthy, John Updike, Anton Chekhov, Jonathan Franzen, Vsevolod Garshin, Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson, Nick Hornby, Ayn Rand, Ernest Hemingway, Françoise Sagan, and Ivan Turgenev.

Writers and directors I admire include Paul Thomas Anderson, Noah Baumbach, Xavier Dolan, Jorgos Lanthimos, David Mameth, David Fincher, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, James Cameron, Brian De Palma, The Coen Brothers, Sofia Coppola, Werner Herzog, Quentin Tarantino, Béla Tarr, Martin McDonagh, David O’Russell, Ron Howard, William Friedkin, Christopher Nolan, Roman Polanski, Oliver Stone, Stanley Kubrick, Oliver Stone, David Cronenberg, Ridley Scott, Mel Gibson, Stephen Spielberg, and Lars von Trier.


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