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Nicolas Low Nicolas Low i(A143001 works by) (a.k.a. Nic Low)
Born: Established:
New Zealand,
Pacific Region,
Gender: Male
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Melbourne-based writer Nic Low is 'a writer, installation artist, arts organiser and recovering graphic designer of Ngai Tahu Maori and European descent.'

Low's 'short fiction, essays and criticism have been published in Griffith Review, the Big Issue, Dumbo Feather, the Lifted Brow, Cordite, Art Monthly, Australian Book Review, the Press, the Sunday Star Times and various ... anthologies. He is a recipient of the 2011 GREW Prize for non-fiction, and received a 2011 ArtStart grant for his writing from the Australia Council for the Arts.'

Low is 'a former director of the National Young Writers' Festival, the founder of the Crack experimental theatre festival, [has] sat on the curatorial board of the Next Wave arts festival, and is an external assessor of public art commissions for the City of Melbourne. He was co-editor and designer of the Nomadology travel writing project, and worked as artistic director of the Future Cities Project for the Sustainable Living Foundation.

In 2012, Low was running 'the international writing program at the University of Melbourne's Asialink institute, developing tours, publishing projects and multi-arts collaborations across the Asian region'.

Source: Dislocated website,

Sighted: 30/04/2012

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2011 re Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Funding to set up a writing studio, and for professional manuscript development.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Arms Race : And Other Stories Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2014 7449634 2014 selected work short story (taught in 1 units)

'Data theft, internet memes, advertising, terrorism, indigenous sovereignty, drone warfare, opium addiction, syphilis, the moon landing, mining, oil slicks, climate change, giant octopuses: nothing is spared in this collection. Nic Low's stories go beyond satire, aiming for the dark heart of our collective obsession with technology, power and image.

'Set variously in London, an Indian village, remote Mongolia, the West Australian outback and mountainous New Zealand, these are prescient visions of the future and outlandish reimaginings of the past. Arms Race is an arresting debut from a fierce, playful new voice in Australian writing.' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Australian Short Story Collection - Steele Rudd Award
2015 shortlisted Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction
Rush 2013 single work short story
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 213 2013; (p. 41-46)
2013 joint runner-up The Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers
Rush 2012 single work short story
2012 shortlisted International Awards Commonwealth Short Story Prize
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