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Patrick Flanery

Patrick Flanery

Patrick Flanery is the author of four novels, including Absolution (2012), which was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary award, and a memoir, The Ginger Child. He is Chair of Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide.

Patrick Flanery reviews ‘The Adelaide Art Scene’ by Margot Osborne and ‘AGSA 500’ edited by Rhana Devenport

June 2024, no. 465 22 May 2024
Studies of ‘regional modernisms’ have frequently framed the non-metropolitan in strictly Northern Hemisphere terms, construing London or New York as centres of innovation, and cities and towns further afield – but still in the same country or region as those art-world capitals – as the belated adopters of phenomena that are often perceived as the province of metropolitan actors and audienc ... (read more)

'Qui a tué mon père (Who killed my father): Édouard Louis’s states of precarity' by Patrick Flanery

ABR Arts 12 March 2024
For the past decade, French writer Édouard Louis has been excavating and recuperating a childhood spent in a state of acute precarity in the Hauts-de-France. He has written both critically and empathetically about the lives of his parents and siblings, while also casting a probing eye on himself. His first novel, the autofictional En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule (The End of Eddy, trans. Michael Lu ... (read more)

Patrick Flanery reviews 'Suddenness and the Composition of Poetic Thought' by Paul Magee

September 2023, no. 457 25 July 2023
When I sit down to write this review on a snowy morning during a ten-day trip to upstate New York, are the words I write pre-planned, is the shape of this piece clear in my head, or is it all coming to me as I place my fingers on the keyboard and grapple with the symbols appearing on the screen? Are the words you are reading at this moment the words that I originally wrote on a Northern Hemisphere ... (read more)

'Andy Warhol and Photography: A Social Media: A major new Warhol exhibition in Adelaide' by Patrick Flanery

ABR Arts 14 March 2023
Ask the average person what they picture when they hear the name ‘Andy Warhol’ and they will likely mention Campbell’s Soup Cans, Marilyn Monroe, or Elizabeth Taylor. The Art Gallery of South Australia’s exceptional new exhibition ‘Andy Warhol and Photography: A Social Media’ reminds us that such ubiquitous images of Pop Art are but one aspect of Warhol’s oeuvre. The show demonstra ... (read more)