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Chris Flynn Chris Flynn i(A112231 works by)
Born: Established: 1972 Belfast,
Northern Ireland,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1999
Heritage: Irish
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Flynn grew up in Belfast, moving to Melbourne in 1999. He reviews regularly for the Book Show on ABC Radio National, The Big Issue and Australian Book Review. He is the editor of the literary journal Torpedo. He was the editor of Terra Australis: Four Stories from Aboriginal Australian Writers in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Issue 41

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2020 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Individuals and groups ($50,000)
2020 recipient Creative Victoria Sustaining Creative Workers Fund ($5000): ‘To promote and tour his new novel online via digital platforms.’

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Mammoth St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2020 18936090 2020 single work novel

'Narrated by a 13,000-year-old extinct American mastodon, Mammoth is the (mostly) true story of how the skull of a Tyrannosaurus bataar, a pterodactyl, a prehistoric penguin, the severed hand of an Egyptian mummy and the narrator himself came to be on sale at a 2007 natural history auction in Manhattan.

'Ranging from the Pleistocene Epoch to nineteenth-century America and beyond, including detours to Napoleonic France and Nazi Germany, Mammoth illuminates a period of history when ideas about science and religion underwent significant change. By tracing how and when the fossils were unearthed, Mammoth traverses time and place to reveal humanity's role in the inexorable destruction of the natural world.'(Publication summary)

2021 shortlisted Russell Prize for Humour Writing
2021 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Audiobook of the year
2021 shortlisted Indie Awards Fiction
y separately published work icon A Tiger in Eden Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2012 Z1830447 2012 single work novel

'Beautiful beaches, sexy young backpackers, cheap drinks: southern Thailand in the mid-1990s is the perfect place for a holiday.

'It's also the perfect place for Billy—Loyalist hard man, NO SURRENDER chest tattoo, on the run from the Belfast police—to lie low. He's turning away from a life of crime, but isn't sure where to go.

'A series of fights and one-night stands helps put his troubles out of mind for a while. But when Billy ends up in a Buddhist retreat he learns that no matter how far you travel, your past will always catch up with you.' (From the publisher's website.)

2013 shortlisted Commonwealth Book Prize
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