This page is part of the 2007 FESTIVAL ARCHIVE.
Visit the current Melbourne Writers Festival website for details of the next festival.
24th August - 2nd September 2007
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All Melbourne Writers Festival events, except for the schools program, are booked through the Malthouse Theatre Box Office.

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113 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006

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Mark Crick

Due to chronic asthma during his childhood, Mark Crick’s early education was perhaps distinguished more by his absences than by his achievements. Long sleepless nights spent reading by candlelight took the place of lessons and his classmates were Brer Rabbit, Long John Silver, Heracles, Gandalf and the long suffering and resourceful Odysseus.

In later childhood his health improved, but reading and literature were by now a firmly rooted part of his life. As a teenager his studies brought him to Paris and the Petit Lycée Condorcet where his eyes were opened to French writers such as Fournier, Camus, Colette and Cocteau. He later went on to study literature at Warwick University and at the University of London.

Away from his studies Crick has worked as a clerk, nurse, teacher and carpenter. He began his writing career as a freelance photojournalist producing features for the British press. Demand for his photography grew and for a long period writing took second place as his photographic career flourished.

Kafka’s Soup is an homage to a few of the great writers who have kept him company on many long and breathless nights.

Mark Crick will be appearing:
Date: 1 September 2007
Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Venue: Tower Theatre
Date: 2 September 2007
Time: 7pm - 8pm
Venue: Merlyn Theatre
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