RELEASED AUGUST 7, 2019
Books and Publishing
“Wow. Chris Fleming is (somewhat secretly) one of the best writers and minds in Australia and On Drugs is just brilliant. This is searching, insightful, compelling, and best of all, funny. Get on it.” Robert Lukins, author of The Everlasting Sunday.
“Chris Fleming is in a league of his own.” Jonathan Gavin, screenwriter of The Beautiful Lie and Cleverman.
“The best memoir I’ve ever read.” Laura McPhee-Brown, author of Cherry Beach.
"It's rare to find a writer with the vocabulary and intellectual capacity to depict the grotesque and gratuitous lows found at the depths of a drinking binge while still confronting the higher level problems in representing it. An extraordinary book." - Jack Cameron-Stanton, Sydney Morning Herald / The Age.
“Probably won’t read a better Australian book this year than Chris Fleming’s remarkable On Drugs.” Sam Twyford-Moore, author of The Rapids.
"On Drugs is - I have to use the word - mindblowing. A memoir not to be missed." Morgan Smith, Gleebooks Gleaner.
"This is as gripping, intelligent, gut-wrenching, and funny (yes, funny) as everyone says. It's in a league of its own. Please read it." Erin Gough, author of Flywheel and Amelia Westlake Was Never Here.
“This is an amazing book – one of the best I’ve ever read on addiction. Up there with Luke Davies’ Candy, but much less romantic.” Brigid Delaney, author of Wild Things and The Restless Life.
"On Drugs is anything but a comfortable read, but it is vital and, for those who brave it, a rewarding experience. While the depths of addiction are conveyed precisely and unsparingly, the voice is so sober and awake that it really does offer hope that addiction – of any kind – can be overcome, and something made of it." James Antoniou, Australian Book Review.
"This is an utterly extraordinary book - just extraordinary. I was riveted." Peter Goers, ABC Evenings.
"People who don't read this book should be fined." Dr Alex Wodak
Early versions of parts of the book were published in two instalments in the Sydney Review of Books: On Drugs, Part I, and On Drugs, Part II. The latter of these was named in Overland as one of the best Australian essays of the last decade.
For media inquiries please contact Léa Antigny: email@example.com / 0422 878 947
RECENT AND UPCOMING STUFF
SEPTEMBER 22, 2019
Interview with Lynne Malcolm on ABC Radio National's "All in the Mind," about drugs, obsession, addiction, and recovery.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2019
Writer profile in Kill Your Darlings.
OCTOBER 15, 2019
Interview with Joe Hildebrand and Angela Bishop on Studio 10 about On Drugs.
I teach writing, philosophy, and social analysis at Western Sydney University, Australia.
Links to my academic work in philosophy and cultural theory can be found here.
I've also written for wider audiences in publications such as The Guardian, The Conversation, The Chronicle Review, Sydney Review of Books, Literary Hub, Kill Your Darlings, and Artlink - and ... other things I can't currently bring to mind.
Get In Touch
For inquiries about On Drugs, including requests for for interviews, please contact Léa Antigny: 0422 878 947 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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