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 … Continue reading A Drink with Chris Flynn
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, … Continue reading A Drink with… Lisa Lang and Omar Musa
Book lovers, you'll be moved by this year's Oscar-winning animated short The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore. It's a delight. via @ReadingsBooks
'Hilarious and bold' - LiteraryMinded
In the past few months Paul Murphy has been kindly forwarding me his book trailers. I visited his website, http://www.booktease.com.au, and was impressed by the range and quality of his work in this emerging field. In our visually aligned and keyboard-bound culture, book trailers will increasingly play an important role in drawing readers to the … Continue reading Interview with Paul Murphy, book trailer specialist
I've been meaning to add video content to LiteraryMinded for yonks! I've interviewed authors on stage, I've read my own work aloud, I can write about books - but speaking alone into a camera is an entirely different kettle of fish...