March 2018, issue no. 399

Nicholas Wong wins the 2018 Peter Porter Poetry Prize
Hong Kong poet Nicholas Wong has won this year's Porter Prize for his poem '101, Taipei'
'...its paranoid tone will be music to the ears of Xi Jinping'
David Brophy reviews 'Silent Invasion' by Clive Hamilton for Australian Book Review (free)
'A hollowed-out institution'
Read Paul Collins' RAFT Fellowship essay on the nexus between the Australian government and the Catholic church [$]
'An Antipodean Huckleberry Finn'
Brenda Niall reviews Tim Winton's new novel, 'The Shepherd's Hut' (free)
'Macron mania'
Natalie J. Doyle reviews two new books on French President Emmanuel Macron [$]
The 2018 ABR Peter Porter Poetry Prize
ABR is delighted to announce the five shortlisted poets in this year's Prize worth $8,500
What's your favourite film of all time?
Take part in ABR's Film survey to go in the running for one of five prizes.
The Update - 27 February 2018
News, reviews, and giveaways from ABR Arts.
States of Poetry South Australia - Series two
Poems from Steve Brock, Cath Kenneally, Jules Leigh Koch, Louise Nicholas, Jan Owen, and Dominic Symes. Edited by Peter Goldsworthy.

Jay Daniel Thompson reviews 'The Lebs' by Michael Mohammed Ahmad

Jay Daniel Thompson

Bani Adam wants to be a ‘chivalrous poet’ or a great writer. These aspirations make the Lebanese-Australian teenager feel like an outsider at the testosterone-fuelled, anti-intellectua More

Natalie J. Doyle reviews 'Revolution' by Emmanuel Macron, translated by Jonathan Goldberg and Juliette Scott and 'The French Exception: Emmanuel Macron: The extraordinary rise and risk' by Adam Plowright

Natalie J. Doyle

After a succession of dramatic political events across the Western world in 2016, all eyes were on the French presidential election when it took place in the first half of 2017. Would the More

David Fettling reviews 'Blood and Silk: Power and conflict in modern Southeast Asia' by Michael Vatikiotis

David Fettling

Australians, Chris Bowen lamented recently, pay lip service to Asia. While millions of us visit every year, it is too easy to skim across the region’s surface. Few Australians speak Asia More

James Bradley reviews 'Dyschronia' by Jennifer Mills

James Bradley

Recent years have seen the literary novel begin to mutate, its boundaries and subject matter evolving in new and sometimes surprising directions as it attempts to accommodate the increasin More

Also in this issue