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Richard James Allens writing has appeared widely in journals, anthologies, and online, and he has been a popular reader at multiple performing arts venues, over many years. In 2019, a collection of poetry, The short story of you and I, was published by UWA Publishing, and a suite of poems, Minimum Correct Dosage, was commissioned by Red Room Poetry. Previous critically acclaimed books of poetry, fiction and performance texts include Fixing the Broken Nightingale (Flying Island Books), The Kamikaze Mind (Brandl & Schlesinger) and Thursdays Fictions (Five Islands Press), which was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry. More Lies is his first novel.


A wonderfully warped journey into an unravelling psyche, and a joyous celebration of the necessity of story. - James Bradley, author of Ghost Species Richard James Allen takes the world of Raymond Chandler - the mysterious murder, the femme fatale, the world-weary observer - and turns it on its head. We end up with a funny, provocative novel that shakes up how we think about reality. - Anton Enus, SBS A phantasmagoric, avant-garde story set in a lost New York, Richard James Allen's More Lies both entertains and provokes as it reveals a world where 'truth is never enough/Or it's unlikeable.' A fluid narrative forward motion and a sense of the fundamental mystery of it all have never been so closely intertwined. - Nicholas Birns, New York University Enjoyed More Lies in one hit - like swallowing a tab spiked with speed - with Raymond Chandler's spook dealing and watching from the corner. - Rae Desmond Jones, author of The End of the Line

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