'A crackling ball of energy and inventiveness. Less a memoir than it is an entirely new way of telling a life. (It's) raw, honest, irascible, poignant. A deeply personal work that somehow seems to know you better than you know yourself.'
Luke Ryan, author of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chemo

‘A truly modern book. It is utterly self-aware, every line seeming to happen right now. I found myself believing the book itself had a soul, had fingers that were typing each letter as my eye landed upon it. In that sense, it felt like a journey the book and I were on, a weird and wonderful trip through a psyche we built together.’
Lindsay Hunter, author of Ugly Girls

'Oliver Mol is one of the most exciting writers I know. Lion Attack! is one of the most exciting books I know. It's funny and it has short chapters and it has personality and there's a story about a friend who jerked off with a pizza. I don't think there's anything more to say. Wait!!! Maybe there is something more to say. I've never met Oliver Mol in person but I know him because of this book. He lives in Australia and I live in West Virginia, but here I am holding his words. You're getting ready to meet Oliver Mol too. You don't even know it yet, but you're really lucky. We used to call events like these "miracles." Welcome to a miracle.'
Scott McLanahan, author of Hill William

'If every book was filled with as much life and energy and heart as Lion Attack!, then a hell of a lot more people would be reading books. Maybe it’s better, though, because if this were the case, then Mol’s writing wouldn’t be so damn special. This is a magical dream of a book.'
Juliet Escoria, author of Black Cloud

‘Mol travels a fine, deft line between Too Much Information and a disarming, ruthless honesty. Lion Attack! nails some of the longing, hilarity, tremulous hope and searing embarrassment of passing from boyhood to manhood … This book will drag you every which way.’
Margo Lanagan, author of Sea Hearts

‘Written in skilfully pared-back prose, Lion Attack! is a bold status update on Australian grunge lit, logging in where Eric Dando’s Snail and Andew McGahan’s 1988 left off.’
Maxine Beneba Clarke, author of Foreign Soil

‘Mol is stripping away conceit in favor of a new, fresh form of narrative. Lion Attack! is as honest as honesty can get: every thought and feeling gutted and splayed for the reader to react and relate to. It’s writing like this that breaks boundaries, blurring fact and fiction … [offering] a candid injection of the present moment we often are too busy analysing to enjoy. Mol lets it all wash over him, masterfully cataloguing what sometimes seems so impossible to perceive. Writing like this is alive and breathing. The question then might be: Are you alive?’
Michael J. Seidlinger, author of The Strangest

'While reading 'Lion Attack!' I kept thinking 'YES!'. It made me feel pumped. It made me feel good and bad (in a good way) about being a human person. It made me feel sexy. It made me want to smash a beer. It is honest, thoughtful, and funny. I implore you to read this book.'
Stacey Teague, author of takahē

'Oliver Mol’s voice gets inside your head. His book pulses and crackles with energy, at once sexy and suffused with yearning. He shimmies between memory and imagination, from childhood visions of an eternally weird America to days and nights spent young, scattered and hopeful in Melbourne. At its heart this book is about how we stumble towards a way to live and love.'
David Carlin, author of Our Father Who Wasn't There

Bio

Oliver Mol is a Sydney-based writer. He is a staff writer at The Adventure Handbook. He is 26. He grew up between America and Australia. He has lived in Houston, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. He was the recipient of a 2014 ArtStart Grant, the co-winner of the 2013 Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers and the recipient of a 2012 Hot Desk Fellowship. He has appeared at Emerging Writers Festival and Melbourne Writers Festival. He has read creative nonfiction at the Museum of Contemporary Art. He has interned at The Lifted Brow, was a fiction editor at Voiceworks and is part of the Stilts Collective. His debut book "Lion Attack!" will be out through Scribe Publications early 2015. He is excited and terrified by life.

Contact: oli.rob.ver@gmail.com
Tweet: @Oliver_Mol

Things

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Books

Mol, O. (2015). Lion Attack!. Scribe Publications. Forthcoming May 2015.

Other Writing I Did

Mol, O. (2015). Something Me And My Friend Were Talking About The Other Day Was That Australia Is Like A 12-16 Year Old Child/Teegager Thing Going Through Adolescence And We Kind Of Have Parents Hello USA Hello UK Hello P Much Everyone But We Also Have No Idea What Is Going On. For Every Year.
Mol, O. (2014). Psychological Shopping: Bondi Junction: Room 4 Pets. Going Down Swinging: The Blue Corner.
Mol, O. (2014). Heh, Heh. Visible Ink.
Mol, O. (2014). Into the Red Centre. The Saturday Paper.
Mol.O. (2014). Psychological Shopping: Coles. Going Down Swinging.
Mol, O. (2014). Psychological Shopping: Harvey Norman. Going Down Swinging: The Blue Corner.
Mol, O. (2014). I Bet You're Wondering How Everything Fits Together, Like, I Bet You Think About That A Lot. Thin Walls Press.
Mol, O. (2014). Where Those In The Know Go Snowboarding In Japan. The Courier Mail.
Mol, O. (2014). Psychological Shopping: Target. Going Down Swinging: The Blue Corner.
Mol, O. (2014). Watching Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives In This New House I Just Moved Into In Darlinghurst. Fireflies.
Mol, O. (2014). Somehow I Co-won The Scribe Nonfiction Prize For Young Writers And I Feel So Much I Could Burst. Island Magazine..
Mol, O. (2014) Things I've Thought Or Have Happened At About 2am Mostly In Brisbane Between 2006 - 2007. Scum Mag
Mol, O. (2014). Two People Write Letters to each Other about Things That Happen While They are Travelling in Different Countries Even Though, Sometimes, Not a Lot Actually Happens: Part IV. Going Down Swinging: The Blue Corner.
Mol, O. (2014). Whack, Whack. The Lifted Brow, Digital Edition, Volume 7, Issue 1.
Mol, O. (2014). Two People Write Letters to each Other about Things That Happen While They are Travelling in Different Countries Even Though, Sometimes, Not a Lot Actually Happens: Part III. Going Down Swinging: The Blue Corner.
Mol, O. (2014). Two People Write Letters to each Other about Things That Happen While They are Travelling in Different Countries Even Though, Sometimes, Not a Lot Actually Happens: Part II. Going Down Swinging: The Blue Corner.
Mol, O. (2014). Two People Write Letters to each Other about Things That Happen While They are Travelling in Different Countries Even Though, Sometimes, Not a Lot Actually Happens: Part I. Going Down Swinging: The Blue Corner.
Mol, O. (2014). Literary Cities: Luang Prabang and Vientiane. The Writers Bloc.
Mol, O. (2014). What I'm Reading. Meanjin Blog.
Mol, O. (2014). You Can Smile But It Doesn't Actually Mean Anything. The Writers Bloc.
Mol, O. (2013). Centre For Style X Jack Dunbar, Interview by Oliver Mol. Oyster Mag.
Mol, O. (2013). Oliver Mol Recommends: Learning Things From Jobs. The Lifted Brow, issue 19.
Mol, O. (2013). ASK SPOOK: DOES SEX GET BETTER? Spook Mag.
Mol, O. (2013). Hot Desk Fellowship Reflection. Virgule.
Mol, O. (2013). Cuckoo, Cuckoo. For Every Year.
Mol, O. (2013). When It Was Cold But Not Too Cold. Going Down Swinging, issue 35.
Mol, O. (2013). Good Times. The 2013 RMIT Anthology.
Mol, O. (2013). Sometimes Things Are Broken. Bumf.
Mol, O. (2013). When America Could Hold Its Breath For Hours. Higher Arc, issue 3.
Mol, O. (2013). Deception Bay. Voiceworks, issue 93.
Mol, O. (2013). Dogs Are The Most #YOLO Animal. House of Bricks Zine.
Mol, O. (2013). From Brisbane to Melbourne. RMIT O-Book.
Mol, O. (2013). There Is The Vague Memory of Strike Bowling, part 3. Scum Mag.
Mol, O. (2013). There Is The Vague Memory of Strike Bowling, part 2. Scum Mag.
Mol, O. (2013). There Is The Vague Memory of Strike Bowling, part 1. Scum Mag.
Mol, O. (2012). Ratty Hair. Seizure. Flashers.
Mol, O. (2012). Lettuce Party. Seizure. Moonvella.
Mol, O. (2012). The Aliens Are Already Here. Little Spines. The RMIT Creative Writing Anthology.
Mol, O. (2012). Dear Small Screen Video: Part IV. Stilts Blog.
Mol, O. (2012). Dear Small Screen Video: Part III. Stilts Blog.
Mol, O. (2012). Dear Small Screen Video: Part II. Stilts Blog.
Mol, O. (2012). Dear Small Screen Video: Part I. Stilts Blog
Mol, O. (2012). Australia Day. Voiceworks, issue 89.
Mol, O. (2012). Cunt Angel. Voiceworks, issue 88.
Mol, O. (2012). Lauren. Stilts Journal, issue 2, 24-30.
Mol, O. (2011). Sam. Voiceworks, issue 87.
Mol, O. (2011). Letter to Yarra Trams. Offset No.11, 59-62.
Mol, O. (2012). The Desexualization Of The Female Wrist. Thought Catalog.
Mol, O. (2011). Little Narratives. Bbetween Journal, Issue 4, 12

Other

Josephine, M. (2014). Oliver Mol: Interview. The Reveries.
Campbell, S. (2014). Press Room Interviews: Oliver Mol.National Young Writers Festival.
Jones, E.M. (2014). Review: Microfictions. MWF.
Sullivan, V. (2014). Adventures In Reality With Oliver Mol. Kill Your Darlings.
Edraki, F. (2014). Writers Workspace Series: Oliver Mol. Writers Bloc.
O'Donnell, V. (2014). Interview: The Complete Oliver Mol. ArtsHub, Arts Alive.
Allen, J. (2014). Interview: Hello, My Name Is Oliver. RMIT Catalyst, 32-33.