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BiographyHistory

Jonathan Dunk, an actor and theatre director, has been a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney (continuing in 2018), where he also teaches literature and critical theory. He has published fiction, criticism, and poetry in a range of Australian and international periodicals.

In August 2019, Dunk was appointed as one of two new co-editors for Overland, with Evelyn Araluen: the appointments followed the first open advertisement of the magazine's editorship in its 65-year history.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2019 recipient The Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund with Evelyn Araluen, for a dual project.
2015 shortlisted The Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers for ‘Parenthesized Latin’

Awards for Works

Park 2018 single work prose
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , July 2018;

'Leaving the train at the sliver of Engadine station I find a changed topography. The chicken shop has turned into a café slash hair salon, and there’s a fifties America-themed burger joint. A sign on the Princes’ welcomes us to Dharawal country. The people milling through the streets are younger and more diverse, some of them have fashionable hair and are accompanied by children in paisley. There’s an Aldi and a Coles, a Japanese restaurant and a Thai. I’m told now there are markets on weekends – when I was growing up here it was a charred sausage on white bread from the soccer clubhouse. The light has the same slant though, it stains the exhaust miasma from the highway in the same way, it drifts into the same wiry scrub, and vanishes into the same barbed warren of banksia and scribbly gum. Someone’s put up a rail fence, and there’s fresh gravel crunching beneath my boots.'  (Introduction)

2019 winner Dal Stivens Award
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