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Mark O'Flynn Mark O'Flynn i(A17681 works by) (a.k.a. Mark Oliver O'Flynn)
Also writes as: 'Omar O'Mally'
Born: Established: 1958 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Mark O'Flynn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1979 from Swinburne Institute and later completed a script-writing course at the Victorian College of the Arts. O'Flynn has written 'Jokers at Work' and 'The Surfing Show' for the Mill Theatre and 'Waiters' and 'War 'n' Pieces' for the Victorian Arts Council. As well as plays, he has produced fiction, poetry and radio programmes. In 2001 he was a founding member of Weatherboard Theatre Company and received funding from the New South Wales Ministry for the Arts to write 'Eleanor and Eve' (a play about Eve Langley and Eleanor Dark qq.v.), performed by the Railway Street Theatre Company and the Weatherboard Theatre Company at the Q Theatre, Penrith in 2003. In 2007 he was recipient of a writing residency in Ireland funded by the Australia Council. O'Flynn lives in the Blue Mountains (2006).

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2017 finalist The Joanne Burns Award

For 'Traces of Nuts'.

2017 recipient The Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund

$5,000awarded for a research trip to Tasmania to inform a novel that concerns the 1933 arrival of German SS agents in Tasmania. 

2017 longlisted Red Room Poetry Fellowship

Awards for Works

The Last Days of Ava Langdon 2016 single work novel

'Ava Langdon is often not herself. Having fled her early life in New Zealand and endured the loss of her children, she now lives as a recluse in the Blue Mountains. Regarded by locals as a colourful eccentric, she dresses in men's clothes and fearlessly pursues her artistic path.

'All that matters to Ava is her writing. Words offer beauty and a sense of possibility when so much else has been lost. But can they offer her redemption in her last days?

'Poetic, poignant, and at times bitingly funny, The Last Days of Ava Langdon takes us into the mind of a true maverick.' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Fiction
2017 winner Voss Literary Prize
2017 shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
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