Shane (S.J.) Coules

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S.J. is an author, scriptwriter, and creative strategist from Dublin, Ireland. His debut feature film, ‘A Day Like Today’, has been called “powerful and poignant” and “a touching picture,” (Dublin Inquirer). His debut novel, ‘Leaving Sadie‘ (“wildly charismatic and deeply funny”) is available to buy on Amazon now. His next film project is the short film ‘Contra‘. Read his second novel American. Porn Star. President. in serialized form on Substack now.

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Fiction writers: Raymond Carver, Ivan Turgenev, Bret Easton Ellis, Gore Vidal, Anton Chekhov, Jonathan Franzen, Vsevolod Garshin, Charles Bukowski, Haruki Murakami, Christopher Isherwood, Ernest Hemingway, Don DeLillo, Richard Ford, J.D. Salinger, Cormac McCarthy, John Updike, Bret Easton Ellis, Gore Vidal, Anton Chekhov, Jonathan Franzen, Vsevolod Garshin, Jay McInerney, Charles Bukowski, Jennifer Egan, Françoise Sagan, Hunter S. Thompson, Nick Hornby, Ayn Rand, and Albert Camus.

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Writers and directors: Andrew Dominik, Paul Thomas Anderson, , Béla Tarr, Noah Baumbach, Sylvester Stallone, Lynne Ramsey, Nicolas Winding Refn, Xavier Dolan, Alfonso Cuarón, George Lucas, Yorgos Lanthimos, David Mameth, David Fincher, Kevin Smith, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Spike Jonze, Thomas Vinterberg, Wes Anderson, Woody Allen, Mary Harron, Francis Ford Coppola, James Cameron, Brian De Palma, The Coen Brothers, Sofia Coppola, Werner Herzog, Quentin Tarantino, 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: F.A. Hayek,  Thomas Sowell, Milton Friedman, Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothabard, James M. Buchanan, Robert Nozick, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, David Friedman, Morrissey, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Robert Service, Roger Scruton, Camille Paglia, Gilbert & George, Diane Arbus, Curtis Yarvin, Peter Hitchens, Niall Ferguson, Elon Musk, Nick Cave, and many more.


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