My novel Caroline is now available.

Front cover of Caroline, a novel by Adrian Spratt. Features a collage including New York City at night, locks of red hair, a vinyl record, a typewriter and a woman's legs in black tights.

Caroline: a novel

“[Spratt] unravels the slow processes by which friends, family members, and lovers change one another, writing in prose that’s psychologically exacting but infused with poetic resonance.”

In 1980s New York City, young lawyer Nick Coleman meets free spirit Caroline Sedlak in an evening fiction writing course. A vivacious fixture at a Greenwich Village bar, she remains mysterious about her life until their teacher reads her story submission to the class, and Nick realizes that a darker past lurks beneath her happy-go-lucky exterior.

Read more about the book.

Now available for purchase

Commentary, Stories and Essays

I periodically post commentary, satirical pieces and brief stories that cover subjects as diverse as denial, comedy, the arrival of spring, a visit to a childhood home, disabled people in mainstream society, plans for eternity at a celebrated cemetery, a fondly remembered cat, the value of longing, how to measure pain during a pandemic, and much more.

You’ll find links to six recent blog posts on this homepage. For a list of all posts, go to the Blog page. The Stories and Essays links take you to longer samples of my work.

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