Sad Autumn is the blog of Thierry Heles. It used to be a joint project with Serge Lentz before he left to let his creativity flow on setuch.com (defunct as of September 2014).
Thierry — who usually lacks the sense of grandeur to talk about himself in the third person, but can’t quite figure out how to wake up from this syntactical nightmare — was born in the year that the Mir space station was launched. In 2006, he moved to the land of bards, where he found love and a home. He has a BA in English Studies and an MA in Publishing & the Creative Economy.
The name Sad Autumn was inspired by Thierry’s friend Anne-Sophie and the logo was created his fiancée Jenna Clark, whose art you can buy and who you can commission on Skybear.co.uk.
Beyond this blog, Thierry was the founder of Luxembourg’s first and still only young writer’s collective les jeunes mélancoliques, the manifesto of which can be found here. The collective enjoyed several years of success, with readings at venues such as D:qliq and Exit07 in Luxembourg-City, and the literary festival in Vianden. The collective has since shut down, but its former members remain close friends and in various groupings are still working together – watch this space.
He was also editor of the University of Glamorgan Creative Writing Anthology 2009 and in 2010, he co-authored the audiobook Write Out Loud, released by the wonderful people at Op der Lay. From 2012 to 2014 he co-hosted a podcast series on Shakespeare’s sonnets, released by In Ear Entertainment.