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Liam Pieper

Liam Pieper is a Melbourne-based author and journalist. He was born in 1984 to a bohemian hippie family.

He started to smoke marihuana at the age of 13, at the age of 15 he became a dealer, three years later he was arrested. He used this experience in his first book, a memoir, The Feel-Good Hit of the Year, shortlisted for the National Biography Award and the Ned Kelly Best True Crime award. His second was Mistakes Were Made, a volume of humorous essays. He was the first resident of the residency programme of UNESCO City of Literature of Prague in October and November 2015; during the residency, he was working on his first novel The Toymaker (2016).

You can listen to the interview with the first resident Liam Pieper on Radio Prague by David Vaughan here:…es-of-prague.

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