Alex Burrett


Alex Burrett grew up in South Wales near Wordsworth’s Tintern Abbey.

He’s been writing creative material since single figures. (Saying that, don’t most of us write creative material when we’re in single figures?) Work and leisure have taken him around a fair bit of Britain and Western Europe, over to the US a handful of times – with a couple of trips to the Eastern Mediterranean thrown in for good measure. In that time he’s scaled and fallen off cliff faces, played and got scared in fresh and salt water, loved, hated, got confused, inebriated, depressed and had moments of extraordinarily blinding clarity. His proudest boast is to be married to a magnificent woman and have four fantastic children.

'The Titans' is his first novel. Written in 1991, Alex published it as an ebook in 2013.

'My Goat Ate Its Own Legs' is a collection of short stories. It was published in the UK in 2008, US in 2009 and [hopefully] will appear in translation in France in 2014.

'Fedw' is a collection of poems scrawled in blood and tears in a tatty notebook over 25 years. It is now available as an ebook.

'A damaged boy' is his second collection of short fiction. It contains two novellas: 'Liftless' and 'The Great Unloved'.

'Outstared by a Bullfrog' is Alex Burrett's second novel. It's trippy. And edgy.

Please post a review of any of Alex's work. Good or bad – he would love to know what you think.

Where to find Alex Burrett online

Where to buy in print


Up the Old Road
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2020 . Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry
Stuck at home, self-isolating, I decided to compile the poems I’ve performed at Open Mic nights at the Old Road Tavern in Chippenham. That’s it.
Rewarding Behaviour
Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2016 . Categories: Essay » Political, Essay » Sociology
This manifesto proposes a universal way to encourage socially beneficial behaviour. There are more things wrong with our world than institutional indifference to social good. However, solving this issue could have a positive impact on other problems.
Gothic Reflections
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 15,630. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Experience the pain and horror of phantasmagorical child abduction. A Gothic novella from a writer who twists reality and celebrates the macabre.
The Year My Tears Failed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,040. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Poetry » U.K. Poetry
Five short stories and five poems from internationally published author Alex Burrett.
The Titans
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,430. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
(1.00 from 1 review)
Axel Williams is a pre-pubescent megalomaniac who heads a well-established gang. His leadership is undermined by the arrival at his village school of Eddy – a power-hungry city kid. The two young bucks are destined to lock hornless heads from the moment they meet. See the contest for supremacy through Axel’s eyes – from innocent beginning to bloody end.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013 . Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry
(4.00 from 1 review)
A free collection of poems by Alex Burrett for those interested in his writing.
My Goat Ate Its Own Legs
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 63,210. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
These are yarns, told in a conversational, buttonholing style. They tend to start with an outrageous hook then keep spinning and spinning, so that the end is usually even weirder than the beginning. Burrett's imagination is as fertile as that of Jorge Luis Borges's, and he's more readable, and funnier. These tales are as moreish as pistachio nuts, and much more substantial.
A Damaged Boy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 158,270. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A second collection of short fiction from 5* rated writer Alex Burrett – author of ‘My Goat Ate Its Own Legs’. Three years of original thoughts, worlds and characters crammed into one ebook. An egg-eating snake made to feel unwelcome, a promise “never to love anyone ever again” tested to the extreme, a Welsh village where everyone is knighted, and goose with a very fat head. (To name but a few.)

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