Origin: Tottenham, London
Education: BSc (Hons) zoology, University of Nottingham; PhD conservation genetics, University of London
Profession: Evolutionary biologist/fieldworker
Current location: Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Interests: Culture and society, literature, art, philosophy, anthropology, evolutionary biology
I have always considered myself a writer at heart, but it is the domain of fiction that provides me with the ideal creative outlet. Although I have been composing stories since I was a child all of my published works have been written since 2003. In 2013 I began to withdraw some of my early works which seem a little jaded now, and those that attract little attention. The great thing about POD self-publishing is that it gives you that option. I often read of established authors who would like to disown some of their lesser books but cannot escape them.
I am especially interested in the way that quality fiction can often illuminate social, cultural and historical nuances more sympathetically and convincingly than dry academic texts. I would say that my novels fall mainly in the realist school and are written in a traditional (as opposed to experimental) style. They are principally concerned with fundamental human issues such as our interaction with fellow beings, how to be good, managing boredom and facing up to mortality.
My London upbringing is reflected in all of my fictional works, even though I have had the good fortune to work on the South Pacific islands since 1995. There is an underlying seventies feel, if not an overt revivalism, to most of my novels. I hope that you find something of interest among them.
About me: Trevor Coote
Copyright © 2011 Trevor Coote
I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens - Woody Allen
(Photo Jacques Franc de Ferriere)