Friday, January 11, 2013

Appearance on ABC 1

This Tuesday (the 15th) I will be appearing on ABC 1 at 5:15am.  It is a replay of my performance at the 2012 Emerging Writers Festival in Melbourne. The show has been broadcast previously on ABC News 24, but it is special to have the program broadcast on ABC 1.  I was in fine form, and speak about my PhD, my books, and my life with schizophrenia. I also speak about some of the volunteering I have done with Mind Australia and the Mental Illness Fellowship of Victoria.

For those interested in my books, you can buy them on Amazon.  You can buy my Diary of a Schizophrenic here on the Amazon site.  It was a diary I kept in 1998 during a psychotic episode.  It speaks about writers such as William Blake, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Homer, Virgil, Walt Whitman and the artists such as the Pre-Raphaelites.  I was reading all the great classics during my episode and was about to commence my honours year at Melbourne University.

My second book, A Schizophrenic on Artaud, can also be bought on Amazon here.  It is a poetic exploration of the French poet and drama theorist, Antonin Artaud.  Artaud lived at the start of the twentieth century, and was in about 20 silent films, wrote great poetry, and his theories of drama are still very highly influential today. He suffered from schizophrenia.

Hope you enjoy the show!

1 comment:

Phillip A. Ellis said...

I'd love to get signed copies of both books, if that's possible. I am also planning on buying copies for a drop-in centre I attend, since they help people with a lived experience of mental illness.