Museum of Brisbane

The Kowloon Kid Book Launch

  • Tue 6 Aug
  • 6pm
  • Free, registrations essential
  • Dome Gallery

Join us at Museum of Brisbane for an Author’s talk and exclusive book signing to celebrate the launch of The Kowloon Kid written by Author Phil Brown.

The Kowloon Kid Book Launch

Launching on Tuesday 6 August, join us at Museum of Brisbane for an Author’s talk and exclusive book signing to celebrate the launch of The Kowloon Kid written by Author Phil Brown.

Combining recent visits to Hong Kong, Phil explores his childhood touchstones and the bustling lanes of Kowloon in his newest book, The Kowloon Kid. With an affectionate yet truly honest portrait of family, self, ad the 1960s, The Kowloon Kid is an intimate and tender gem.

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About the Author

Phil Brown is Arts Editor of The Courier Mail and has a popular column in the lifestyle magazine Brisbane News. He has written for a range of national and international newspapers and magazines and has published his poetry widely in the mainstream press and literary journals.

He is the author of two books of verse – Plastic Parables (Metro Community Press) and An Accident in the Evening (Interactive Press). His books of humorous travel stories, Travels with my Angst (UQP, 2004) was short-listed for the Arts Queensland Steele Rudd Award at the 2005 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. Any Guru Will Do (UQP, 2006) was the second in his memoir series.

From 1963 to 1970 he lived in Hong Kong where his father ran a construction company. He lives in Brisbane’s north with his wife Sandra, son Hamish and a Maltese Sh Tzu Sarge.