August 2019, issue no. 413

Sandra R. Phillips on Tony Birch
A review of 'The White Girl'
Announcing the $10,000 ABR Indigenous Fellowship
Applications are open until midnight, 1 October 2019
Omid Tofighian on Behrouz Boochani
A commentary on the politics of naming
Bruce Pascoe on Stan Grant
A review of 'On Identity' and 'Australia Day'
'Nah Doongh's Song'
Grace Karskens' Calibre Prize-winning essay
Forging a Treaty
Sarah Maddison and Dale Wandin on the vexed process
The $9,000 Peter Porter Poetry Prize
Entries are now open until 1 October 2019

Welcome to the August issue of ABR!
Highlights include:

Bruce Pascoe on Stan Grant
On Identity and Australia Day

Omid Tofighian on the ABR Behrouz Boochani Fellowship
A commentary on the politics of naming

'Nah Doongh's Song'
Grace Karskens' Calibre Prize-winning essay

The ABR Indigenous Fellowship - worth $10,000
Applications are now open until 1 October 2019

Forging a Treaty
Sarah Maddison and Dale Wandin on the vexed process

Ellen van Neerven on Tara June Winch
And Winch's new novel The Yield

Sandra R. Phillips on Tony Birch
And Birch's new novel The White Girl

 

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