About the Author

One of Australia’s most versatile artists, Richard James Allen, Co-Artistic Director with Karen Pearlman of The Physical TV Company, has combined a unique international career as a writer, filmmaker, choreographer and performer, with work screened, broadcast, published, or performed in thirty countries, and nominated for or winning prizes in filmmaking, screenwriting, playwriting, poetry, dance, new media and scholarship.  His work “points the way to the possibilities that abound when collaboration occurs across forms and new technologies are integrated into the totality of the vision” (Hunter Cordaiy, RealTime).  With the publication of his ninth book, The Kamikaze Mind, the receipt of the 2006 UTS Chancellor’s Award for Best PhD Thesis, and the release of his multi-award-winning film adaptation and 3D online immersive social world version of his last book, the NSW Premier’s Literary Award-nominated Thursday's Fictions, the jigsaw pieces of a remarkable and arresting artistic vision have come together into an energetic expression of his inherently cross-platform thinking.  “Sad, funny, sharp, sometimes enigmatic, poetic, matter of fact, erotic, mystical, theatrical … powerful, ground-breaking work.” (Judith Beveridge, Meanjin). 

For more information on Richard’s work, please visit the following websites: The Physical TV Company (www.physicaltv.com.au), The Kamikaze Mind (www.thekamikazemind.com), and Thursday’s Fictions (www.thursdaysfictions.com).  To enter the online 3D immersive world Thursday's Fictions in Second Life click here.

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