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Nicolas Low

Nicolas Low is a New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based writer and artist. His fiction, essays, and art criticism have appeared in publications, including The Big Issue, Griffith Review, The Lifted Brow, Art Monthly, and Dumbo Feather. He makes installation art for festivals around Australia, and runs Asialink’s international writing program.

Nicolas Low reviews 'What the Family Needed' by Steven Amsterdam

November 2011, no. 336 25 October 2011
Here is a cliché to start your day: superhuman feats of strength. You find them in disaster stories and war epics, where desperate, adrenalised men push beyond the limits of human ability. Rescuers lift impossibly heavy rubble off earthquake victims; soldiers carry wounded comrades miles to safety. Such feats crop up in more imaginative forms in comic books, where the need to fight crime or save ... (read more)