FORA.tv Speaker - Christopher Kremmer

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Biography

Christopher Kremmer is the author of four books, numerous short stories and a substantial body of journalism. Like few writers over the past decade, he has explored Asia's tumultuous journey from tradition towards modernity. His early short stories won several awards, including the Patricia Rappolt Prize for young writers in the prestigious Canberra Times National Short Story Competition for 'The Birthday Party'. Other short fiction, including 'Two Hundred Years from Home' and 'Footnotes to the Affair', was published in Australian Short Stories. After completing a Bachelor's degree in Professional Writing at the University of Canberra, Christopher worked in broadcast and print media in Australia. During a period spent in London he wrote comedy sketches for the long-running Canal Cafe Theatre company, and some of his work was performed at the Edinburgh Arts Festival. His work during a decade spent as a foreign correspondent in Asia—first for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and later for The Sydney Morning Herald—earned him an international profile as an intelligent and sensitive observer of the region. Today, Christopher is a research scholar with the Writing and Society Group at the University of Western Sydney, He teaches literary non-fiction writing at workshops in Australia and abroad.

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Christopher Kremmer: The Good, the Bad and the Greedy

07.31.08 | 00:51:52 min | 6 comments