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Duncan Fardon

Duncan Fardon

Duncan Fardon recently obtained a Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing from the University of Melbourne, where he also completed his Bachelor of Arts. He is an associate editor for Ascension Magazine and The Suburban Review, and is an intern at ABR and Monash University Publishing.

Duncan Fardon reviews 'Scoundrel Days: A memoir' by Brentley Frazer

March 2017, no. 389 24 February 2017
Brentley Frazer, one of many scoundrels in his memoir Scoundrel Days, documents coming of age on the boundary of civilisation. His father’s vocation as the only policeman in a small northern Queensland mining town subjects Frazer to a chaotic side of life: a lockup only a stone’s throw from his bedroom; housing criminals and murderous poachers; bloodied victims of domestic violence showing up ... (read more)

Duncan Fardon reviews 'The Museum of Modern Love' by Heather Rose

January–February 2017, no. 388 20 December 2016
E.B. White once said there were three New Yorks, comprised of those who were born there (‘solidity and continuity’), the daily commuter (‘tidal restlessness’), and the searcher on a quest, the latter giving the city its passion and dedication to the arts. In The Museum of Modern Love, this third type is drawn to Marina Abramovíc’s The Artist is Present, a simple yet profound performance ... (read more)