June–July 2019, issue no. 412
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Calibre Prize: 'Floundering'
Runner-up Sarah Walker's personal essay on pregnancy
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Jack Callil on Ali Smith's new novel
Bedlam at Botany Bay
Alan Atkinson on James Dunk's history of New South Wales
#MeToo: A reckoning
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• Paul Giles on Gerald Murnane's revised novel A Season on Earth
• Andrea Goldsmith's new book Invented Lives
• Sheila Fitzpatrick on Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill in The Kremlin Letters