L. Farnsworth Colson lives in Ithaca, NY alongside his partner Kieren and their pug-beagle mix Brody.
His passion for storytelling began in grade school, making Whedon-inspired films with childhood friends and short stories for the amusement of his classmates. While in high school, he cut his teeth on the writings of Shakespeare of Avon, C.S. Lewis, Ray Bradbury, Susanna Clarke, J.K Rowling, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, and Philip Pullman—influences which would later come to shape the aesthetic tastes of his own literary style.
During his undergraduate years, he became enamored of the format of the philosophical novel—particularly embracing Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Nietzsche, and Kierkegaard. Then, Colson undertook a robust study of the philosophy of Immanuel Kant—an enquiry which cemented his intellectual priorities and fundamentally transformed his views of the world, society, and experience.
Receiving his bachelor’s degree in the New Hampshire University System as president of the history honors society, L. Farnsworth attended Yale for his graduate studies in the philosophy of religion. Somewhere in all of that, he swears he must have heard something useful, and promises to get back to you with the details...
More seriously—growing tired of the insularity of the academy and concerned with the injustices perpetuated at home and abroad, the author of Prometheus delayed his doctoral studies in pursuit of creating a story which could welcome a larger audience into the philosophical ideas that have come to fundamentally shape our civilization over the course of its history.
L. Farnsworth Colson enjoys drinking exceptional coffee, reading academic monographs of dubious merit, and petting cats despite the strong protestations of his allergist. You will find him alternately canvassing for the 2020 election in the wider tristate area, or else sitting in an affordable foodie joint with good friends and a great lunch.