And I was very interested in the priesthood.
I thought I'd definitely be a writer, whatever I did.
I was never any good at cricket thought I love it as a, as a sort of mystery.
And I found both literature and the church very dramatic presences in the world of the 1950s.
Um, what I found though about the Christian Brothers is this: that they were certainly muscular.
But I was also a brat. I used to belong to a gang that went looking for fights with other gangs.
Thomas was my true name but everyone knew me as Mick, except my mother, who knew me as definitely Michael.
And it is a folly to try to craft a novel for the screen, to write a novel with a screen contract in mind.
And I think my sexuality was heavily repressed by the church, by the, you know, the design of the mortal sins.
In a way Australia is like Catholicism. The company is sometimes questionable and the landscape is grotesque. But you always come back.