A Drink with Chris Flynn

Chris Flynn recently released his debut novel A Tiger in Eden, a fast-paced, hilarious and surprisingly touching novel about a tough guy stuck in ‘paradise’. I sat down with the talented, funny Flynn—wearer of many hats besides author, such as editor and reviewer—over a drink at Pugg Mahones in Carlton. Chris talks about his hard-man character Billy, growing up in Belfast, writing, and why he is like the Hulk…

There’s a funny bit quite late in the vid, so do watch the whole thing!

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Earlier episodes in the series are A Drink with Lisa Lang and A Drink with Omar Musa.

If you’re interested in sponsoring the show or just buying my crew a beer, please contact me at literaryminded (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thanks Chris, and thanks again to Mark Welker, Sam Bowron and Aaron Cuthbert.

A Drink with… Lisa Lang and Omar Musa

Here, finally, are the first two episodes of the new LiteraryMinded show A Drink with… !

A Drink with… is a literary-minded chat show. In each episode I chat, informally, with a different writer, over a drink at a Melbourne location. Over the course of the show my co-producer Mark Welker and I will feature both emerging and established writers, and writers of different forms, including criticism. Our first two episodes are interviews with poet and rapper Omar Musa, and author Lisa Lang.

We’ve decided to release the first two episodes simultaneously. From here, my team will produce an episode approximately every two months. Also on the production team are Sam Bowron and Aaron Cuthbert. Everyone has worked really hard to get these two episodes together. If you’d like to support the project donations are welcome (click the button on the right on the blog’s main page, or scroll down on a mobile), or contact me (literaryminded at gmail dot com) for sponsorship enquiries.

You can also support the project by following the LiteraryMinded channel on Vimeo and/or YouTube, and by sharing the videos—if you like them—with your networks via Facebook, Twitter, email or your own blog. Thanks so much. We’ll be releasing some bonus content down the track, too.

Hope you enjoy them!

Watch A Drink with Lisa Lang on Vimeo (below and here) or YouTube (click here).

Watch A Drink with Omar Musa on Vimeo (below and here) or YouTube (click here).

We’re pretty excited about bringing something new to the blogosphere, and to the Oz literary scene! As we’re just starting out, admittedly there were a few bumps. We’re happy to receive any feedback.

Update: read Mark Welker’s articulate post about the impetus behind the show, here.