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Tom Cho

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I write fiction. I perform my words onstage. Sometimes, I curate and produce arts projects.

Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, I’ve lately been spending time overseas writing my novel, doing artist residencies and giving readings. I also have a parallel career as a freelance writer, analyst and editor.

My first full-length book, Look Who’s Morphing, was published in Australia and New Zealand by Giramondo Publishing in 2009 and has now been released in North America and Europe by Arsenal Pulp Press. This collection of fictions was shortlisted for three literary awards, including the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (South East Asia and Pacific).

I also have over 60 publications of individual fiction pieces in journals
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Nov 4: Reading for the Toronto launch of Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian)

Coming in November, I’ll be reading for the Toronto launch of Hazel Jane Plante‘s Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian). Also reading will be Trish Salah and, of course, Hazel Jane Plante. 

In Australia, the launch for a book usually involves a reading by the author, along with a speech or two, and perhaps a Q&A with the author as well. The focus is very much on the author of the launched book. Ho

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