23 Feb 2020

Eamonn Marra - comedian turned novelist

From Standing Room Only, 2:27 pm on 23 February 2020

Eamonn Marra accompanies his debut novel 2000ft Above Worry Level by saying that it'll be the last time he writes about depression.

Given it's getting great reviews and sales already, the Wellington writer and comedian may come to regret that.

But maybe not. His health concerns have handed him 10 years of material, including his stand-up shows Man on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Respite, I Will Jones and Dignity.

Eamonn's episodic novel is about a man between the ages of 19 and 29 who is depressed.  

It is also, he assures Lynn Freeman, a work of fiction.

This may be a relief to readers, given some of the experiences the narrator is put through!

2000ft Above Worry Level by Eamonn Marra is published by Victoria University Press.