Colin Wilson

Colin Henry Wilson (26 June 1931 – 5 December 2013) was an English writer, philosopher and novelist. He also wrote widely on true crime, mysticism and the paranormal,[1] eventually writing more than a hundred books.[2] Wilson called his philosophy "new existentialism" or "phenomenological existentialism",[3] and maintained his life work was "that of a philosopher, and (his) purpose to create a new and optimistic existentialism".[4]

Colin Wilson
Wilson in Cornwall, 1984
BornColin Henry Wilson
(1931-06-26)26 June 1931
Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Died5 December 2013(2013-12-05) (aged 82)
St Austell, Cornwall, England
OccupationWriter
NationalityBritish
PeriodActive: 1956–2013, 20th century
Genre
Literary movementAngry young men
Notable works