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Chris Murray

Chris Murray

Originally from Dublin, Chris Murray is a nonfiction author, academic, and critic. Having lived in Singapore and the UK, Chris is now based in Melbourne, where he teaches literature at Monash University. He has particular interests in Romanticism, Asia, Ireland, and narrative nonfiction. His memoir of Zen martial-arts traditions, Crippled Immortals: Shaolin Enlightenment on a Singapore high-rise, was published by Arcadia/Australian Scholarly Publishing in 2018.

Chris Murray reviews 'Fusion' by Kate Richards

March 2019, no. 409 25 January 2019
Fusion is the fiction début from the author of the acclaimed Madness: A memoir (2013). It draws on Australian gothic and older gothic traditions. With the meditative possibilities of walking alpine ranges, it also portrays claustrophobia and compulsion. Its drama centres on a small and wounded cast, a reclusive household that suddenly encounters the outside world. Conjoined twins Sea and Serene ... (read more)