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Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen

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Awards for Acute Misfortune

  • Winner, 2015 Nib Waverley Library Award for Literature
  • Shortlisted, 2015 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards
  • Shortlisted, 2015 Walkley Book Award

About the author

Erik Jensen

Erik Jensen is the award-winning author of Acute Misfortune and On Kate Jennings. He is founding editor of The Saturday Paper and editor-in-chief of Schwartz Media. He has written for film and television, and was the winner …

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Praise for Acute Misfortune

‘Erik Jensen is a Boswell or Vasari for our baffled, fractured, fucked-up times. Acute Misfortune is the most intimate, revealing, and original take on an artist’s life I know of.’ —Sebastian Smee

‘Erik Jensen gives us that ingenious place where biography is also art.’ —Jennifer Clement


‘This is supposed to be about an artist, a wild man, his lifetime, and it is; but Jensen has written such a beautiful window that all art and life is shining through. I'm supposed to be an artist but I cannot put this down.’ —DBC Pierre


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