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Patrick Lenton is a writer, journalist, and editor living in Melbourne. He is the author of the short story collection Sexy Tales of Paleontology, as well as the books Uncle Hercules and Other Lies, and A Man Made Entirely of Bats. His writing has been featured in The Best Australian Stories, The Best Australian Comedy Writing, Growing Up Queer In Australia and more. He is a freelance writer with regular bylines in The Guardian, The Age/SMH, Junkee and more. He is the deputy arts + culture editor at The Conversation.

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