November 2018, issue no. 406

Laura Tingle on Australian politics
Paul Strangio reviews Laura Tingle's new Quarterly Essay 'Follow the Leader'.
Beejay Silcox on misery literature
In her new Fellowship essay, Beejay Silcox looks at trauma voyeurism in fiction and misery literature.
Apply for the 2019 ABR Patrons' Fellowship
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Clare Wright's women of Australia
Maggie MacKellar reviews Clare Wright's 'You Daughters of Freedom', a history of Australia's prominent women.
Clementine Ford's new book
Astrid Edwards reviews Clementine Ford's 'Boys Will Be Boys'.
Arts Highlights of the Year
We asked twenty-nine critics to nominate their personal favourite moments across the arts.
Calibre Essay Prize now open
We welcome essays of all kinds.
Gillian Triggs's new memoir
Jane Cadzow reviews Gillian Triggs's new memoir 'Speaking Up'.
Anshel Pfeffer on Benjamin Netanyahu
Louise Adler reviews Anshel Pfeffer's new biography of President of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu.
Peter Porter Poetry Prize now open
Deadline for our $8,500 prize is 3 December, 2018.
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Kieran Pender reviews 'Crossing the Line: How Australian cricket lost its way' by Gideon Haigh

Kieran Pender

‘To me,’ Shane Warne once said, ‘cricket is a simple game.’ Australia’s best-ever bowler may not be a renowned sporting philosopher, but his words echo throughout Gideon Haigh’ More

Daniel Flitton reviews 'The Four Flashpoints: How Asia goes to war' by Brendan Taylor

Daniel Flitton

The danger is complacency. Brendan Taylor cautions readers of this timely assessment of the swirling currents of power in Asia – and currents is the right metaphor, given the heavy focus More

Louise Adler reviews 'Bibi: The turbulent life and times of Benjamin Netanyahu' by Anshel Pfeffer

Louise Adler

In 1901 the cultural Zionist Israel Zangwill, borrowing a phrase from Lord Shaftesbury, declared, ‘Palestine is a country without a people, the Jews are a people without a country.’ Th More

Paul Kildea reviews 'Debussy: A painter in sound' by Stephen Walsh

Paul Kildea

Chopin is the greatest of them all,’ Claude Debussy told his pupil Marguerite Long, ‘for through the piano alone he discovered everything.’ This ‘everything’ had a long shadow More

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