May 2019, issue no. 411
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Kieran Pender on Moneyland by Oliver Bullough
'The sound of nothing at all'
Johanna Leggatt on City of Trees by Sophie Cunningham
Nam Le on David Malouf
Peter Rose reviews Nam Le's On David Malouf
This is the way the world ends
Beejay Silcox on dystopian fiction in the age of Trump
Daniel Halliday on tax justice
And why politicians find it so hard
Ian McEwan's Machines Like Me
Paul Giles on McEwan's latest sci-fi-inspired fiction
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• Hypocrisy in the Vatican in Frédéric Martel's new book
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• Paul Giles on Gerald Murnane's revised novel A Season on Earth
• Andrea Goldsmith's new book Invented Lives
• Sheila Fitzpatrick on Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill in The Kremlin Letters
March 2019, no. 409
• The 2019 Peter Porter Poetry Prize shortlist
• Behrouz Boochani's new poem 'Flight from Manus'
• Dominic Kelly on MUP and the resilience of non-fiction publishing
• Ian Tyrrell on Progressive New World by Marilyn Lake
• Susan Sheridan on a memoir of Wake in Fright author Kenneth Cook