and two special secret people.
Pip has been hassling TOM CHO to read at PPR for over a year. And now, what with Japanese residencies out of the way, it's finally happening.
Tom published a collection of short stories a few years ago called Look Who's Morphing, in which the central character undergoes a series of transformations, shape-shifting through figures drawn from film and television, music and books, porn flicks and comics. He is Godzilla, a Muppet, and Whitney Houston’s bodyguard; the Fonz, a robot, a Ford Bronco 4×4 – and, as a climax, a fifty-five metre tall guitar-wielding cock rock star, who performs for the people of Tokyo, and an adoring troupe of sexy fans.
Tom's book was shortlisted for the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (South East Asia and Pacific), 2009 Age Book of the Year (Fiction) and Melbourne Prize Trust’s 2009 Best Writing Award.
But for PPR, Tom tells us, his piece is brand new and will feature a short film! So this is definitely a PPR not to miss.
Tom is coming all the way from Melbourne to read to you - and just in case that didn't make you feel special enough, RYAN O'NEIL is going to press pause on his very own house building and schlepp all the way from Newcastle to read to you too.
We're also going to hear SAM TWYFORD-MOORE's very nearly- prize winning story, Everything We Did in a Different Order.
Oh, and there are two ladies waiting in the facebook shadows I'm yet to surprise you with.
AND THERE'S GOING TO BE MULLED WINE AND TEA CAKE AND A HEATER AND EVERYTHING!
So come. $5, 5 open spots. Good times. You won't regret it.
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