September 2018, issue no. 404

Calibre Essay Prize now open
We welcome essays of all kinds.
Atticus: Harper Lee's classic character
In our Review of the Month: Clare Corbould reviews Joseph Crespino's 'biography' of Atticus Finch.
Peter Porter Poetry Prize now open
Deadline for our $8,500 prize is 3 December, 2018.
Leader of the Pack
Gideon Haigh reviews 'Reporter: A Memoir' by journalist Seymour Hersh.
An Open Letter on the ABC
ABR shares many Australians’ concerns about the health and viability of the ABC. The threats are myriad and sustained.
'Man Out of Time'
Johanna Leggatt reviews Stephanie Bishop's new novel 'Man Out of Time'

Beejay Silcox reviews 'Warlight' by Michael Ondaatje

Beejay Silcox

In a cheerless London basement, a young man sifts through the bureaucratic detritus of World War II: ‘to unearth whatever evidence might still remain of actions that history might consid More

Anthony Lynch reviews 'The True Colour of the Sea' by Robert Drewe

Anthony Lynch

Robert Drewe’s first short story collection, the widely acclaimed The Bodysurfers (1983), opens with a story of the Lang family – children Annie, David, and Max, taken by their recently widowed father for More

Judith Bishop reviews 'Sun Music: New and selected poems' by Judith Beveridge

Judith Bishop

The appearance of a New and Selected Poems by a widely loved and admired poet has all the pleasures of a major retrospective, but viewed alone, without the clamour of a gallery event. It More

James Ley reviews 'T.S. Eliot and the Dynamic Imagination' edited by Deborah Jordan

James Ley

When the bloated and pocky corpse of literary studies is finally thrown from the battlements of the ivory tower in a futile attempt to appease the unappeasable forces of neoliberal corpora More

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