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The illustrated version of The Exorcist

Posted by on 19 June 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Earlier this year, I received an email from an Aizzah Hanis, who contacted me via my website. Aizzah’s a second year Visual Communications student at Arts University Bournemouth in the UK. As it turned out, Aizzah went to the 2009 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival and saw me talk at a panel session. This led Aizzah to purchase and enjoy Look...

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Look Who’s Morphing one of 200 works selected for the Reading Australia project

Posted by on 17 May 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

In some unexpected news, I recently learnt that Look Who’s Morphing is one of 200 Australian literary works that have been selected for the Reading Australia project. Run by Australia’s Copyright Agency, this project aims to encourage the study and appreciation of Australian literature. Teaching resources on each of the selected books will be...

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Two readings in Toronto

Posted by on 1 March 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

While I’m in North America, I’ll be doing some readings — starting off with 2 in Toronto on Wed 6 March and Wed 13 March. First up, I’m giving a reading as part of the regular series Readings at The Common. Readings at the Common is a neighbourhood reading series, held on the first Wednesday of the month at 8pm. The venue is cozy,...

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Tom Cho vs Josephine Rowe

Posted by on 31 January 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

My short story “Today on Dr Phil” has scored a narrow victory to win one of the semi-finals in Meanjin’s Tournament of Books! The judge was Melinda Harvey. Look Who’s Morphing has been shortlisted for awards and come close to winning, but never actually won. Can this piece from the book go one better? The piece means a lot to me. I...

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Tom Cho vs Elizabeth Jolley

Posted by on 16 January 2013 in Blog, Uncategorized | 2 comments

My piece “Today on Dr Phil” has narrowly won a semi-final in  Meanjin’s Tournament of Books! I’ve enjoyed the more public nature of this competition – it’s more fun than waiting on the secret discussions of a judging panel. And it’s especially fun when your judge is First Dog on the...

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Tom Cho vs Katherine Susannah Prichard

Posted by on 7 November 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Following on from my blog post yesterday, Match One in Meanjin’s Tournament of Books 2012 saw my piece “Today on Dr Phil” pitted against Katherine Susannah Prichard’s “Happiness” (a story that I’ve not read – I thought that I had studied one of her novels in uni but I now realise that I haven’t actually...

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