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Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat review @ Farrago Magazine

“The author’s self-deprecation helps ground his writing, preventing him from self-indulgence and losing himself in intellectual pretension… All in all Tobacco Stained Mountain Goat is a great read: a well-rounded book from an well-rounded individual [that] easily translates into this expat Australian’s homage to Melbourne and its culture.” Read more…

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Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat review by Guy Salvidge

Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat is a novel that manages to be hardboiled and playful at the same time. What might otherwise be unremittingly bleak fare is lightened significantly by Floyd’s filmic imagination and his wisecracking wordplay. With little to sustain him (his diet seems to consist mainly of vodka, salt and vinegar chips, chocolate almonds and cigarettes), Floyd must struggle against both inner and outer demons. Read more…


Andrez Bergen interview @ Allan Guthrie’s Criminal-E

“Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat was put together over the course of 20 years, tucked neatly away in the rusted-up coin locker that passes itself off as my headspace, and read by no one until Another Sky Press took it on board in 2007. Read more…


Tokyo book launch – been there, done that!

Well, we actually did go through it with the Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat book launch on 25th March and I’m still recovering – as we went right through from 6:00pm to 6:30am.

It was bloody brilliant, too.

Aside from the novel launch per se, we quite conveniently skipped out on any of the usual aftershocks that’ve been plaguing Japan lately, no-one glowed in the dark, and we screened The Maltese Falcon and The Third Man interspersed with anime gems like Tokyo Marble Chocolate and Mamoru Oshii’s Tachiguish-Retsuden; heck, we even showed The Karate Kid.

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Andrez is doing fine (in Tokyo)!

Just letting everyone know Andrez Bergen (Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat) and his family are doing fine.

From Andrez:
“It’s been an insane couple of days for sure, and we keep getting crazy after-shocks. But Tokyo was Read more…

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Tokyo book launch of Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat: 25 March 2011

These are strange times here in Japan, for all too obvious reasons – think that insanely big earthquake and tsunami on March 11 – and sometimes it feels like we’re collectively treading water awaiting the next Big Thing to transpire. Meanwhile the nuclear reactors in Fukushima (230km north-east of Tokyo) still belch scary looking clouds and we get shaken by dozens of aftershocks everyday.

It’s been mad timing for my new novel to come out; teaches me to write a yarn that’s been described in terms of “post-apocalyptic” and “dystopian”; I think I’ll veer towards the “noir” side of things here – since I’m having the Tokyo book launch of Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat on Friday 25th March at the Pink Cow in Shibuya.

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The Writer’s Quarter – Interview With Andrez Bergen

Andrez Bergen, author of the upcoming ASP release Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat, was recently interviewed by The Writer’s Quarter.



Upcoming Releases: Spotlight on Tobacco Stained Mountain Goat (w/ sample!)

I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am that the manuscript for Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat, by Andrez Bergen, found its way into my inbox one day. TSMG is the reason I love editing, and I’m thrilled that I’m in a position to help it make the transition to tangible form. Andrez – an expatriate Australian living in Tokyo – Read more…