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Chris Flynn - Mammoth
Mammoth is an outrageously clever literary fiction/creative non-fiction hybrid romp through history that is endlessly entertaining, engaging, and endearing. Narrated by a 13,000-year-old extinct American mastodon, Mammoth is the (mostly) true story of how the skull of a Tyrannosaurus bataar, the fossilized bones of a dire wolf, a pterodactyl, a prehistoric penguin, the severed hand of an Egyptian mummy and the narrator himself came to be on sale at a natural history auction in New York in 2007.
The discussion with Chris will be facilitated by Professor Clare Wright OAM, award-winning historian, author, broadcaster and public commentator.

Jul 29, 2020 07:30 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Published by University of Queensland Press
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Speakers

Chris Flynn
Author - Mammoth
Chris Flynn is the author of Mammoth (UQP 2020), The Glass Kingdom and A Tiger in Eden, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in The Age, The Australian, Griffith Review, Meanjin, Australian Book Review, The Saturday Paper, Smith Journal, The Big Issue, Monster Children, McSweeney’s and many other publications. He has conducted interviews for The Paris Review and is a regular presenter at literary festivals across Australia. Chris lives on Phillip Island, next to a penguin sanctuary.
Clare Wright
Facilitator
Professor Clare Wright OAM is an award-winning historian, author, broadcaster and public commentator who has worked in politics, academia and the media. Clare is currently a Principal Research Fellow and ARC Future Fellow at La Trobe University. In 2020, Clare was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours list for services to literature and to historical research.