Declan Fry

Declan Fry is an essayist, critic, and proud descendant of the Yorta Yorta. Born on Wongatha country in Kalgoorlie, in 2020 he was selected as an emerging critic for The Age/Sydney Morning Herald and shortlisted for the Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Award. He currently lives on unceded Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung land and is a board member and volunteer at Books ‘n’ Boots, an organisation that mentors young Koories in the West and distributes books and football boots to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across the country. His work has appeared in Meanjin, Australian Book Review, Kill Your Darlings, Sydney Review of Books, and Overland.

Declan Fry Reviews Cham Zhi Yi

The reader will have to imagine for themselves what Maria-Àngels Roque, editor-in-chief of Quaderns de la Mediterrània, a twice-yearly journal focused on authors from the Euro-Mediterranean, must have felt upon hearing these words.

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