Phil Brown’s life begins in small-town Australia – Maitland NSW to be precise – but in 1963 his father Ted hankers to return to the Hong Kong of his childhood and to cash in on a construction boom in the burgeoning colony..... READ MORE
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RACQ - Podcast - the Kowloon Kid - From the streets of Kowloon, to the pages of The Courier Mail as Arts Editor - Phil Brown has lived a life that's anything but ordinary.
Phil is Arts Editor at The Courier-Mail newspaper and a weekly columnist whose articles and columns appear in Qweekend magazine in The Courier-Mail, and in the lifestyle magazine Brisbane News where he writes about his life ... and mines the rich ore of his artistic nature, with occasional references to Dumb and Dumber. He likes it to be known that although he writes for a lifestyle magazine he does not claim to have one. A lifestyle, that is.
“As an author I write about myself,” Phil says. “And, if that sounds self-indulgent, you don't know the half of it. Mind you if you read either of my memoirs - Travels with My Angst and Any Guru Will Do, both published by University of Queensland Press, all will be revealed. Existential angst reigns in these and both of my books of poetry - Plastic Parables and An Accident in the Evening. Is that a good thing? You can be the judge of that.”
Phil is a popular presenter at festivals and events of an artistic or literary nature and is available for speaking engagements. In fact try shutting him up.
You get the picture. Welcome to his website.
If you're no good at relaxing or filling in time, why not write a book about it?
Phil interviews Dr. Norman Doidge
... about Brain Plasticity
When Booker Prize-winning author Howard Jacobson was asked to resurrect Shylock .... Read more
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'An exquisite love letter to Hong Kong.' - Ross Fitzgerald
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What Phil’s reader say:
These finely-crafted, quirky poems range from evocations of a lost childhood in Hong Kong, through musings about Ernest Hemingway and the watching of contemporary TV, to reflections about waiting for a pizza and feeling sympathy for a solitary, suffering woman on the sidewalk in cosmopolitan, trendy New Farm in inner city Brisbane.
Funny, bitter, cool and derelict, An Accident in The Evening is an idiosyncratic and engaging collection of poetry that is fresh and wonderfully liberating.
— Ross Fitzgerald
Arts Editor - The Courier-Mail
Columnist with Brisbane News
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