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'

Michael Sexton reviews 'Randomistas: How radical researchers changed our world' by Andrew Leigh

Michael Sexton
Unusual for a federal parliamentarian, Andrew Leigh is a former academic economist and author of several serious books, these being distinguished from the vapid and self-serving memoirs publi More

Brenda Niall reviews 'Loving Words: Love letters of Nettie and Vance Palmer 1909–1914' by Deborah Jordan

Brenda Niall

When Vance Palmer met Nettie Higgins in the summer of 1909 in the sedate setting of the State Library of Victoria, they were both twenty-three years old. Yet even to speak to one another w More

Giovanni Di Lieto reviews 'Necessary Evil: How to fix finance by saving human rights' by David Kinley

Giovanni Di Lieto

Necessary Evil: How to fix finance by saving human rights, by  David Kinley, a law professor at the University of Sydney, originates in the conclusion of his 2008 book lookin More

Sophie Frazer reviews 'The Art of Persuasion' by Susan Midalia

Sophie Frazer

'Longing,’ thinks Hazel West, the twenty-five-year-old protagonist of Susan Midalia’s first novel, ‘I could begin a story with longing.’ This is a book about various kinds of longi More

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