Jan–Feb 2019, issue no. 408
Welcome to the January–February issue of ABR!
Review of the Month
Sarah Holland-Batt on the last letters of Sylvia Plath.
Leading editors including Michael Heyward, Mathilda Imlah, and Aviva Tuffield reveal their favourite books of 2018.
Alan Rusbridger's Breaking News
Jane Cadzow reviews former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger's new memoir Breaking News.
Shaun Tan's Tales from the Inner City
Danielle Clode reviews Shaun Tan's new book.
Sebastian Smee's Net Loss
Alex Tighe reviews Sebastian Smee's Quarterly Essay Net Loss on the future of our inner lives in a digital age.
A new book on Angels in America
Tim Byrne reviews The World Only Spins Forward by Isaac Butler and Dan Kois.
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December 2018, no. 407
• Books of the Year: 34 critics and authors, including Michelle de Kretser, Fiona Wright, Beejay Silcox, Gregory Day, and Gideon Haigh, nominate their favourite books of 2018.
• Review of the Month: Glyn Davis on David Marr’s new collection of speeches, essays, and stories, My Country.
• Peter Goldsworthy lauds the Collected Poems of Les Murray.
• Professor Joy Damousi on the controversial vetoing of eleven ARC grants, and brief statements from a further thirteen academics.
• Andrea Goldsmith’s tribute to her late partner and poet Dorothy Porter.
November 2018, no. 406
• Review of the Month: Paul Strangio on Laura Tingle’s new Quarterly Essay Follow the Leader on Australian politics
• Beejay Silcox’s new Fellowship essay on the evolution of misery literature and trauma voyeurism in fiction
• Arts Highlights of the Year: twenty-nine critics nominate their most memorable events across the arts
• Astrid Edwards reviews Clementine Ford’s new book Boys Will Be Boys
• Jane Cadzow reviews the new memoir from Gillian Triggs
• Varun Ghosh on Bob Woodward’s book on Donald Trump
• Maggie MacKellar on Clare Wright’s new history of women’s progress in Australia