Kirk Marshall is an award-winning Australian writer, and teacher of English Literature and Media (Film & T.V. Studies) at RMIT University. He has written for more than seventy publications, both in Australia and overseas, and is the author of "The Signatory" (Skylight Press; 2012), "Carnivalesque, And: Other Stories" (Black Rider Press; 2011), and "A Solution to Economic Depression in Little Tokyo, 1953". Kirk is also the coauthor of a Creative Writing textbook for ESL students enrolled at the RMIT International College in Indonesia. He is also finishing an illustrated novella entitled, "Vampire Drive", which is perhaps synopsised as an amalgam of Dick Tracy’s freaks and Barry Hannah’s fire. Kirk is also the writer-director of the 2005 independent Australian feature film, "About 8" (promoted by Prodany Entertainment). From 2009, he has edited "Red Leaves / 紅葉", the world's first English-language / Japanese bi-lingual literary journal. He now suffers migraines in two languages.
Jack Kerouac, Joseph Heller, J.D. Salinger, F. Scott Fitzgerald, J.R.R. Tolkien, Kurt Vonnegut, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Barry Hannah, Charles Portis, Ken Kesey, Richard Brautigan, Saul Bellow, Bruno Schultz, Kenneth Patchen, Alfred Jarry, David Foster Wallace, Thomas Pynchon, Allen Ginsberg, Hunter S. Thompson, Charles Bukowski, Mervyn Peake, H.P. Lovecraft, Jonathan Franzen, David Mitchell, J.P. Donleavy, DBC Pierre, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Jasper Fforde, China Miéville, Percival Everett, César Aira, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Haruki Murakami, Milan Kundera, Günter Grass, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Dave Eggers, Jonathan Safran Foer, Jonathan Lethem, Junot Díaz, Grace Krilanovich, Karen Tei Yamashita, Chris Ware, Sherman Alexie, Etgar Keret, Salvador Plascencia, Mark Z. Danielewski, Patrick Holland, Eric Yoshiaki Dando, Emmett Stinson, Jonathan Swift, Tennessee Williams, Jane Austen, Harper Lee, Akutagawa Ryunosuke, François Rabelais, William Gaddis, Wilkie Collins, John Brandon, Elmore Leonard, Carl Hiaasen, Julian Barnes, Salman Rushdie, Homi K. Bhabha, Michel Foucault, Mikhail Bakhtin, Jean-François Lyotard
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