Stage 3 Author Talk – April 10 2018
Oliver Phommavanh loves to make people laugh, whether it’s on the page writing humour for kids or on stage as a stand-up comedian. He also shares his passion for writing with kids, using his experience as a primary school teacher. His books include Thai-riffic!, Punchlines, The Other Christy and his latest book is Super Con-nerd, the sequel to Con-nerd.
Oliver Phommavanh’s always been a class clown and crazy writer. Discover how his wild imagination has helped him create hilarious books like Thai-riffic! and Con-nerd. Find out how much of his books are based on his nerdy life!
Oliver has recently presented at the Melbourne Writers Festival (Aug 2017) and Penrith REAL Festival (November 2017)
Here’s what people are saying about his book CON-NERD.
- ‘Must read. Getting geeky is no longer freaky.’ – K Zone magazine
- ‘4 stars’- Mania magazine
- CON-NERD is a book that will make you laugh and cry, and certainly entertains – Gold Coast Bulletin
- Con-nerd deals with the pressure of school and family expectations in a down to earth, gently funny way-Bookseller and Publisher magazine.
- In only his second novel, the young Thai-Australian ticks all the boxes for a winning kids book a strong lead character, an easily identifiable story and a healthy dose of humour.- West Australian.