CANCELLED Mark O'Flynn - Dental Tourism
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About The Event
Mark O'Flynn, author of the Miles Franklin Award-shortlisted The Last Days of Ava Langdon, dazzles us once again with Dental Tourism, his new collection of stories.
Mark will appear in-conversation with our very own Olivia O'Flynn, host of Better Read Than Dead's Talking Words podcast!
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About the Book
A young girl flies alone to Antarctica. A man goes on holiday and meets the politician he thinks has ruined his life. Here are ordinary characters in unusual circumstances, trying to cope with the vagaries that life throws at them. The unexpected repercussions of going to Thailand for dental work or floundering on the high seas in a sinking yacht. Meet Ned Kelly as you’ve never seen him. Listen to an articulate budgie ruminating on his destiny.
From the domestic to the sublime and the sublimely absurd, these stories will take you out of your comfort zone. Blundering through life, O’Flynn’s characters adapt to the pitfalls they dig for themselves, coming to grips with their tenuous place in a world slightly off balance.
About the Author
After working for a number of years in the theatre where several plays were produced, Mark O'Flynn turned to fiction and also poetry. He has published six collections of poetry, including two chapbooks. His novels include Grassdogs (2006), The Forgotten World, (Harper Collins, 2013), and also a collection of short stories White Light, (Spineless Wonders, 2013). A comic memoir, False Start, was also published in 2013.
The Last Days of Ava Langdon was short listed for the 2017 Miles Franklin Award, as well as the Prime Minister’s Literary Award. It also won the Voss Literary Prize. His latest book is the short story collection Dental Tourism, (Puncher & Wattmann)..
Born in Melbourne Mark O’Flynn now lives in the Blue Mountains.
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