New Christmas Story

I have especially written a new Over the Top with Jim story for Christmas. I wrote it for Our Lady of Sacred Heart parish in Sydney.

You can’t read it anywhere else except here!

It’s called The Christmas Visitor.
The Christmas Visitor by Hugh Lunn
It was the day before Christmas and Fred had made so many Christmas cakes, plum puddings, shortbread and fruit mince pies that he was down to his last 70lb bag of sugar.…

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Australian Story on ABC

ABC TV show Australian Story has featured Robert Hoge and his memoir Ugly. I first met Robert when he was four and he had just undergone one of many operations. In the 40 or so years since, I wrote a few newspaper articles about him – when he became a journalist and got married – but now he has taken possession and ownership of his own story, and has written Ugly.…

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2013 Brisbane Writers Festival

IN BRIEF  Friday 6 September 3.30 pm at The Edge at the State Library, “Sporting Nation” with Hugh, Don Watson and Justine Larbalestier

Saturday 7 September 4 pm Auditorium 1 at the State Library, with Robert Hoge’s new memoir Ugly and Trent Dalton and Hugh  

Sunday 8 September 2.30 pm Gallery of Modern Art lecture theatre “Words Fail Me” Hugh with Roly Sussex, Kaylah Tyson, Kelly Higgins-Devine

IN FULL Friday 6 September “A Sporting Nation” with Hugh Lunn, Don Watson (Paul Keating’s speech writer) and Justine Larbalestier (Magic or Madness; Team Human) 3.30 pm at The Edge at the State Library

Saturday 7 September Robert Hoge will talk  about his new memoir Ugly.

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Vale Bille Brown

Vale. Bille Brown. Actor.

Bille was not only a great Queensland actor, but a Rugby League tragic since his days as a referee in his tiny Queensland hometown of Biloela, or “Bilo” as he called it.

He clung to that memory as would a child.…

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A bust of Kenny Fletcher has been made, paid for by public fund raising. Now the plan is to unveil it in December 2013. The bust will be on a plinth in KEN FLETCHER PARK, which is at the Queensland Tennis Centre at Tennyson, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. …

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The Big Book of Lunn

The most recent publication is The Big Book of Lunn. It contains  Over the Top with Jim and Head over Heels. So it covers growing up in Australia in the 1940s and 1950s, and coming of age in the 1960s. …

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