John Birmingham




Fevered pitch

28 May 2010 | 0:00 - By John Birmingham

Was Karl Marx still kicking around today he'd probably tweak the final version of Das Kapital to replace religion with soccer as the opiate of the masses.

A worshipper in Boca.

A worshipper in Boca.

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The Operation: Surgery Live

19 March 2010 | 0:00 - By John Birmingham

John Birmingham watches 'The Operation' through his fingers and sees an upside to a bit of televisual shock and awe.


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Natascha Kampush: 3096 Days in Captivity

11 March 2010 | 0:00 - By John Birmingham

John Birmingham looks at the chilling case of Natascha Kampush and wonders why,in situations so horrid, curiosity often surrounds the tormentor and not the victim.


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True Horror

27 January 2010 | 11:00 - By John Birmingham

"It is easy to see we need literary and imagined monsters," says John Birmingham,"as a relief from the real things who are all too human."


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Thrilla in Manilla

26 January 2010 | 11:00 - By John Birmingham

John Birmingham looks at the plight of the lone fighter, seemingly doomed whichever way he leaves the ring.


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Hardcore Profits

02 November 2009 | 0:00 - By John Birmingham

John Birmingham offers us an afterfuture where we all come home to a virtual pornstar. And if we can't wait that long, he encourages us to Google 'expensive Japanese love doll' and see what we find.


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Inside the Vatican

28 September 2009 | 0:00 - By John Birmingham

From the search for a tiny tile in a Vatican mosaic, John Birmingham imagines city states rising again and freeing the shackles of nations.


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About this Blog

John Birmingham is an Australian author. He was born in Liverpool, England and migrated to Australia with his parents in 1970.

John Birmingham John Birmingham is an Australian author. He was born in Liverpool, England and migrated to Australia with his parents in 1970.

He is most notable for the memoir 'He Died With A Felafel In His Hand' which has since been turned into a play, film and a graphic novel. The play was written and produced by thirty-six unemployed actors and went on to become the longest running stage play in Australian history.

Other works by him include 'The Search for Savage Henry', a crime novel featuring the character Harrison Biscuit, 'How To Be A Man', a semi-humorous guide to contemporary Australian masculinity and 'Off One's Tits', a collection of essays and articles previously published elsewhere.

In 2004 he published the alternate history 'Weapons of Choice', the first in the Axis of Time trilogy, a series of Tom Clancy-like techno-thrillers. In August 2005, the second book, 'Designated Targets' was published, followed by the third and final book, 'Final Impact', in early August 2006.

 
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