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'

Lyndon Megarrity reviews 'We’ll Show the World: Expo 88' by Jackie Ryan

Lyndon Megarrity

Born in 1825, Brisbane is an elderly lady who has been to a surprising number of ‘coming of age’ balls. Numerous historians, officials, speechmakers, and journalists for several decade More

Michael Shmith reviews 'The Bootle Boy: An untidy life in news' by Les Hinton

Michael Shmith

One day not that far away, I suspect, hot-metal memoirs will grow cold on the slab. Thus the triumph of technology over the nostalgia of those days when journalistic skills included not on More

Susan Varga reviews 'Aesop the Fox' by Suniti Namjoshi

Susan Varga

Suniti Namjoshi has made an international reputation as a fabulist and poet with a strong feminist bent. Some Australian readers will be familiar with her work, long published here by More

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

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