Alex Austin

Location Los Angeles
Occupation teacher/writer

About Me

I've had several plays produced and published. Published a lot of short stories and nonfiction. Permanent Press will publish my novel Nakamura Reality in January 2016.

Why do you write?

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” --Beckett

Any favorite authors? Books?

Dickens, Murakami, Zola, Balzac, Koestler, Lawrence, G. Eliot, Flaubert, West, Chekhov, Cervantes, Coetzee, Dick, Bukowski

Alex Austin's Wall

Carl Santoro – Dec 17, 2014

Thank you Alex for visiting and commenting on, "I Don't Want to Go to the Bronx" In response to your statement, perhaps there is a meaning underlying that may say, "sometimes getting your own way backfires?" OR "Be careful for what you wish for?"...OR?

Barry Friesen – May 21, 2011

That was a generous thing to say about my piece, Alex. Thank you.

Berit Ellingsen – May 20, 2011

Hi Alex! Thank you for reading and commenting on my story. :) Nice to meet you! I see you have some stories about Japan, and am looking forward to reading them. :)

J. Mykell Collinz – May 18, 2011

Hi, Alex. Thanks for reading 'Made in Japan.' I appreciate your comment, very much.

Christopher Allen – May 18, 2011

Hi, Alex! Thank you for stopping by and commenting on "The Pain Taster." :)

Jerry Ratch – May 17, 2011

Thanks, Alex!

David Ackley – Mar 28, 2011

Alex, thanks very belatedly for the comment of Pieces of Flight. My e-mails from Fictionaut got missent to Spam for a while and I'm only now retrieving them, I do appreciate your reading it and the kind words.

Meg Pokrass – Mar 26, 2011

Alex, thank you for your supportive comments about my story "Union" - Very much appreciated.

Kait Mauro – Mar 20, 2011

Thanks for the nice comment :) made me smile.

Jerry Ratch – Jan 19, 2011

Thank you, Alex!

Stephanie Austin – Jan 17, 2011

Hey Alex, thanks for your comments.

PS - Austin is a good name.

James Lloyd Davis – Jan 16, 2011

Alex, thanks for reading, commenting on "Foreplay."

Walter Bjorkman – Jan 06, 2011

Alex, thanks for reading Eddie's Utah rant. A good rant done in public places can put you in a very private place, either in your mind or on a cot in Bellevue. Good to keep them private. Thanks again.

Kilean Kennedy – Jan 06, 2011

Hi Alex, Thanks for your comments on "Summer Hits". I really appreciate the feedback.

Bill Yarrow – Jan 04, 2011

Thanks for digging out, reading, and commenting on "Penny Arcadia," Alex. Appreciate it!

Cheryl Snell – Jan 04, 2011

Thanks, Alex, for reading and commenting on my poem "Hindsight." Much appreciated!

Bill Yarrow – Jan 04, 2011

re:"I Am Not a Corpse."
Glad you like it. Thanks.
"I don't believe it"
Anything in particular?

Kait Mauro – Jan 03, 2011

Thanks for the comment and the suggestion, it's hard to dig up dark parts about your grandparents haha but I'll try.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Jan 03, 2011

Thanks for reading Protest. Glad you liked it.

James Lloyd Davis – Jan 02, 2011

Alex, thanks for favoring and commenting on "The Storefront Poet."

Joani Reese – Jan 01, 2011

Hi Alex: I'm happy you like East Memphis. It deals with a world that's both fascinating and closed to most outsiders.

David Ackley – Dec 28, 2010

Thanks. Alex, for reading this sort of condensed( or Readers Digest) version of "The Warden." I very much appreciate your generous comment and must now look for the work of James Crumley.

Angela Kubinec – Dec 26, 2010

Thanks, Alex. I look forwaed to reading your work.

Catherine Davis – Dec 26, 2010

Alex, thanks for checking out my SantaBot, and commenting. Happy holidays, secretaries and cooks for all!

kim teeple – Dec 22, 2010

Hi Alex, thank you for reading and commenting. I didn't know that song "88 Lines About 44 Women" and cool, yeah, I can see the similarities. Thank you!

Ginnah Howard – Dec 12, 2010

Thanks for the comment on "You Are." Interesting that you picked up on the second person use.

Jules Archer – Dec 11, 2010

Thanks for the comment for "Help Me Own You". It puzzled and delighted me.

Ginnah Howard – Dec 11, 2010

Alex, thanks for your "rings true" comments on "Startong Over." I had to laugh about your you'd fav it if you knew what that meant: evan better than getting a "fav."

Joani Reese – Dec 11, 2010

Alex: Thank you for your kind response to "Because its December 8..." I appreciate it.

Meg Pokrass – Dec 11, 2010

Hi. Your comment on the Finnegan Flawnt piece was so welcome. Gosh. ha.

Rae Bryant – Dec 07, 2010

Thanks so much, Alex, for reading "Stage Play."

Marcus Speh – Dec 06, 2010

your comment on "falling into hugeness" made me think about the attribute "pretentious" which hadn't occurred to me before...glad the piece came out the other side of pretentious for you (what land lies there?) - thanks for the comment!

Cherise Wolas – Dec 05, 2010

Thanks Alex for your comment on Ping Pong... alas, the words are "ante meridiem" and "post meridiem."

See ya – Dec 04, 2010

Thank you, Alex, for reading How To Burn Years. I greatly appreciate you taking time.

stephen hastings-king – Nov 28, 2010

Hello---Thanks for reading and commenting on Chatelet, Alex. I'm working on extending the series...we'll see.

Bill Yarrow – Nov 15, 2010

Thanks for commenting on "I Am Not a Corpse," Alex.

Michelle Elvy – Nov 10, 2010

Hello Alex! Thanks for reading Two Trees. I couldn't agree more. And I love the Beatles. Looking forward to catching your stories later -- will be back here to visit again soon!

M.H. – Nov 10, 2010

Thank you, Alex, for your comments on "She Spread Her Legs" - I esp. appreciate: dark sparkle.

Shelagh Power-Chopra – Nov 03, 2010

Hi Alex,

Thanks for your comments. Could possibly develop him more, we'll see!

Robert Vaughan – Oct 17, 2010

Hi Alex, welcome to Fictionaut!

Alex Austin – Oct 15, 2010

Thanks, Darryl, I'll check out some of your stories.

Darryl Price – Oct 15, 2010

Hey,Alex, welcome.

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