Shane (S.J.) Coules

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Shane writes screenplays. He also writes short and long fiction. His debut feature film, ‘A Day Like Today’, has been called “powerful and poignant” and “a touching picture that presents us with an earnest updating of an oft-overlooked movie formula.” (Dublin Inquirer) His next film project is the short film ‘Contra‘. His debut novel, ‘Leaving Sadie‘, is currently undergoing a final rewrite, after which it’ll be submitted to literary agents.

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Fiction writers whose work I enjoy include Raymond Carver, Ivan Turgenev, Jennifer Egan, Françoise Sagan, Haruki Murakami, Christopher Isherwood, Alice Munro, Ernest Hemingway, Don DeLillo, Richard Ford, J.D. Salinger, Flannery O’Connor, Cormac McCarthy, John Updike, Bret Easton Ellis, Doris Lessing, Gore Vidal, Anton Chekhov, Jonathan Franzen, Vsevolod Garshin, Carol Shields, Charles Bukowski, William F. Buckley Jr., Hunter S. Thompson, Nick Hornby, Ayn Rand, and Albert Camus.

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Writers and directors I admire include Andrew Dominik, Paul Thomas Anderson, Noah Baumbach, Lynne Ramsey, Xavier Dolan, Yorgos Lanthimos, David Mameth, David Fincher, Kevin Smith, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Woody Allen, Mary Harron, 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, David Cronenberg, Ridley Scott, Mel Gibson, Stephen Spielberg, and Lars von Trier.

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Others I admire include Christopher Hitchens, Zaha Hadid, F.A. Hayek, Thomas Sowell, Diane Arbus, Milton Friedman, Robert Service, Phillip Callow, Steven Patrick Morrissey, David Starkey, Gilbert & George, Peter Hitchens, Niall Ferguson, Elon Musk, Bret Weinstein, Sam Harris, Nick Cave, Eric Weinstein, my ma, and many, many others.


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