Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen

Author:   Erik Jensen
Publisher:   Black Inc.
ISBN:  

9781760640873


Pages:   208
Publication Date:   29 April 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen


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In 2008, the artist Adam Cullen invited journalist Erik Jensen to stay in his spare room and write his biography. What followed were four years of intense honesty and a relationship that became increasingly claustrophobic. At one point Cullen shot Jensen, in part to see how committed he was to the book. At another, he threw Jensen from a speeding motorbike. The book contract Cullen used to convince Jensen to stay with him never existed. Acute Misfortune is a riveting account of the life and death of one of Australia's most celebrated artists, the man behind the Archibald Prize-winning portrait of David Wenham. Jensen follows Cullen through drug deals and periods of deep self-reflection, onwards into his court appearance for weapons possession and finally his death in 2012 at the age of forty-six. After much critical acclaim, Acute Misfortune was developed into a feature film, winning The Age Critics Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2018. The story is by turns tender and horrifying- a spare tale of art, sex, drugs and childhood, told at close quarters and without judgement.

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Author:   Erik Jensen
Publisher:   Black Inc.
Imprint:   Black Inc.
Dimensions:   Width: 13.60cm , Height: 1.60cm , Length: 20.90cm
Weight:   0.220kg
ISBN:  

9781760640873


ISBN 10:   1760640875
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   29 April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Erik Jensen is the founding editor of the Saturday Paper. He has written for film, television and the stage. His first book, Acute Misfortune- The Life and Death of Adam Cullen, won the Nib Award for Literature and was shortlisted for the Walkley Book Award and the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards.

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