Colin W. Sargent
the Boston Castrato by Colin W Sargent

Colin W. Sargent

Colin W. Sargent, Ph.D., is a novelist, magazine publisher, playwright, and poet. His 2016 novel The Boston Castrato is just out from Barbican Press of London and Hull, United Kingdom, with the US release in October, 2016: ‘A heartrending, deep, rip-roaring novel…The Boston Castrato is destined to be a modern classic, a novel that captures 1920s Boston through the eye of a young Italian castrato seeking love.’ –Barbican Press More reviews of The Boston Castrato can be found Kirkus, Historical Novel Society, Foreword Reviews, and The Morning Star.

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Sargent has been awarded the Maine individual artist fellowship in literature, a Stonecoast MFA in creative writing, and a Ph.D. in creative writing from Lancaster University in the UK. His screenplay "Montebello Ice" is under option at Gideon Films. The Portland, Maine resident is founding editor and publisher of award-winning Portland Magazine as well as a past board member of MWPA and the literacy organization Maine Reads.