Pete Malicki

Biography

Pete Malicki is a versatile writer and a maverick of the arts and entertainment industries. He's won writing awards all around the globe and holds a world record for running the longest short play festival in history.

As a writer, Pete began by writing five novels before broadening his horizons and diving into the theatre world. His first published novel, "Eyes And Knives", was named book chain Berkelouw’s "Book Of The Week" upon its release. His fifth novel, "The Travellers' Guide to the Afterlives", is an endearing mock-autobiography affectionately thought of as The Most Important Book In The History Of Literature, because no other book tells you how to secure the best eternal life!

In theatre, Pete has had over 750 productions of 70 different plays in 20 countries. His plays have won 21 awards between them at nationwide/international events. “V.D.”, his full-length one-woman show, has toured Australia, England and New Zealand to great critical acclaim.

His speciality is writing theatrical monologues which actors love to perform. These have rich, textured characters and engaging stories, and with 200+ performances of them each year they are among the most popular and successful monologues in the world. Six volumes of these monologues have been published at SpeechGeek and a collection of the best 30, called Monosauce, are now available at Smashwords.

Outside of writing, Pete is a heavyweight producer in his hometown of Sydney Australia. He's run the world's largest short play festival - Short+Sweet Sydney - four times and been the coordinator of artist development program Crash Test Drama for close to a decade. He founded The Monologue project in 2013, which offers live shows, a script resource and workshops for drama students. He's directed dozens of award-winning actors and stood at the helm of major Sydney productions. On top of that, he runs workshops on business skills and monologue performance, works as an editor for New Holland Publishers and his own company Editors Australia, and holds regular writing courses.

He is also developing Monologue Master, an online educational resource for actors wanting to get better at performing monologues, and co-founded Horizon VR, a virtual reality production company.

www.petemalicki.com

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
In primary school. I wrote a short story about the Onion of Death. Somehow that character made its way into my first ever novel, which I completed when I was eighteen. Fifteen years later, I wonder what the heck was in the drinking water where I grew up...
What's the story behind your latest book?
"The Travellers' Guide to the Afterlives" is the definitive guide to life after death. I discovered a way - through astral travel - of worming my way into the afterlives of a bunch of different religions.

Quite simply, if you want to know which religion will bring you the best eternal life, you'd better read this book!
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Pete Malicki online


Where to buy in print


Books

Monosauce: 30 award-winning monologues
Price: Free! Words: 50,760. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2016. Categories: Plays » Australian & Oceanian, Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
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"Monosauce: 30 award-winning monologues" is a collection of the most popular works by internationally-acclaimed monologue expert, Pete Malicki. These pieces have won 19 major awards between them and been performed over 600 times around the world. They are funny, moving, relatable, relevant and written specifically for actors. The volume is formatted so you can print and start rehearsing today.
The Travellers' Guide To The Afterlives
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 120,110. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Religious
This is the most important book in the history of literature. What if your afterlife was a dud? Would you want to spend your whole life following a religion if it led you to a terrible eternity? In this fun-filled guide I visit Heaven, Hell, Hades, and the afterlives of the Buddhists, Jehovah's Witnesses and Australian Aborigines. The definitive book to change your (eternal) life!
The Ten Minute Witch
You set the price! Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
What would you do if a witch wanted to eat you? Where would you run? Where would you hide? The streets of Cutopia are no longer safe. The Ten Minute Witch is in town and she is looking for one last ingredient to put in her omelette: a little girl or a little boy!
Anthology of Short Fiction
You set the price! Words: 13,340. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of published and award-winning short stories by author and playwright Pete Malicki. Fiction on a range of topics, often exploring the unusual, always done unusually.

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