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Acute Misfortune

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 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 …

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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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