On Wednesday night we spoke to Omar Musa as part of our monthly Bright Young Things book club.

He was really generous and it's a fantastic chat. We covered things like poetry in schools, meeting Irvine Welsh, as well as hinting at what he's working on in Malaysia. The video even catches us talking about basketball at the start.

Further reading: 

Asialink Residency

Makassan contact with Australia

Dawn Fraser's comments

Penang Road Chendol


Our next Bloc Club interview will be with Jen Craig, the author of Panthers and the Museum of Fire at 107 Projects in Redfern on August 1. Come along or watch via YouTube.


Omar Musa is a Malaysian-Australian rapper and poet, in converation with Writers Bloc founder Geoff Orton

Geoff Orton's picture

Geoff Orton

Geoff Orton is the founder of Writers Bloc. He's also a teacher and a Boston Celtics tragic.