About

A Portrait of the Artist as a Middle-Aged Man*

To paraphrase Dylan Thomas, I hold a beast, an angel and a madman inside me; yes, dear reader – I am an author!

I have been a contributor to the Times Literary Supplement, The Tangerine magazine, 3: AM magazine, Berfrois and STORGY, and had an essay – Profundity is a Slim Volume by an Obscure European Author – published at Minor Literature[s].

I was also the inaugural winner of the Verso Prize for work on speculative aesthetics, part of a Masters in Cultural and Critical Studies at Birkbeck, University of London.

My long-form writing often blends genre novels with novels of ideas. I am currently looking to place a trilogy of interlinked novellas (Detective Story) which offer a playful examination of the philosophy of detective fiction. The novellas include a noir based on Wittgenstein’s life; a locked-room mystery; and a futuristic re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes.

My writing is often of a satirical and humorous bent and I returned to this in 2017, unleashing an ameliorative podcast of dark comedy for decadent times, The Latte Art Catastrophe.

I can be found on Twitter as @CorneliusFitz.

email: cornelius.fitz77 AT gmail.com

*Like any self-respecting writer, I expect to be still using this photograph in 20 years’ time.

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