Scott Michael Bradfield (born 27 April 1955) is an American essayist, critic and fiction writer who resides in London, England. He has taught at the University of California, the University of Connecticut and Kingston University and has reviewed for The Times Literary Supplement, Elle, The Observer, Vice and The Independent. He is best known, however, for his short stories, of which he has had four collections published. The 1998 film Luminous Motion, for which he wrote the screenplay, was based on his first novel, The History of Luminous Motion (1989).
- The History Of Luminous Motion London: Bloomsbury, 1989. ISBN 0-7475-0343-5; New York: Calamari Press, 2013. ISBN 978-0-9831633-2-9
- What's Wrong With America New York: St. Martin's, 1994. ISBN 978-0-312-11349-0
- Animal Planet New York: Picador USA, 1995. ISBN 978-0-312-13428-0
- Good Girl Wants It Bad New York: Carroll & Graf, 2004. ISBN 978-0-7867-1338-7
- The People Who Watched Her Pass By Columbus, Ohio: Two Dollar Radio, 2010. ISBN 978-0-9820151-5-5
Collections of Stories
- The Secret Life of Houses London: Unwin Hyman, 1989. ISBN 978-0-04-440241-1
- Dream of the Wolf New York: Knopf, 1990. ISBN 978-0-394-58213-9
- Greetings from Earth: New and Collected Stories New York: Picador USA, 1996. ISBN 978-0-312-14088-5
- Hot Animal Love: Tales of Modern Romance New York: Carroll & Graf, 2005. ISBN 978-0-7867-1576-3
- Dreaming Revolution: Transgression in the Development of American Romance Iowa City: University Of Iowa Press, 1993. ISBN 978-0-87745-395-6
- Why I Hate Toni Morrison's Beloved: First presented as the Seymour Fischer Lecture at the Free University of Berlin, on January 17, 2001. It was revised and expanded and published in the Denver Quarterly Denver Quarterly and later reprinted online .
- Scott Bradfield at the Internet Movie Database
- Enotes 'Bradfield, Scott Introduction'
- Strong, Benjamin 'The Gloriously Irresponsible Career of Scott Bradfield'
- Bradfield, Scott 'Why I Hate Toni Morrison's Beloved'