October 2018, issue no. 405

Felicity Plunkett on Behrouz Boochani
Felicity Plunkett reviews Behrouz Boochani's memoir written from Manus Island, 'No Friend But The Mountains'.
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Tim Flannery on Bruno Latour
Tim Flannery reviews 'Down to Earth: Politics in the new climate regime' by Bruno Latour.
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Haruki Murakami's new novel
Cassandra Atherton reviews Haruki Murakami's new novel 'Killing Commendatore'.
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Susan Reid on Adani
Susan Reid reviews 'Adani and the War Over Coal' by Quentin Beresford and 'The Coal Truth' by David Ritter.
Gail Bell on Leigh Sales
Gail Bell reviews Leigh Sales new book trauma 'Any Ordinary Day'.
Peter Porter Poetry Prize now open
Deadline for our $8,500 prize is 3 December, 2018.

Paul Humphries reviews 'Wild Sea: A history of the Southern Ocean' by Joy McCann

Paul Humphries

Icebergs loom large in Joy McCann’s Wild Sea: A history of the Southern Ocean. They are one of the most recognisable features of the higher latitudes of the Southern Ocean and t More

Cassandra Atherton reviews 'Killing Commendatore' by Haruki Murakami, translated by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen

Cassandra Atherton

There is a running joke in Japan that autumn doesn’t start each year until Haruki Murakami has lost the Nobel Prize for Literature. Most recently, in 2017, he lost to Kazuo Ishiguro, who More

Felicity Plunkett reviews 'No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison' by Behrouz Boochani

Felicity Plunkett

Behrouz Boochani describes being smashed into the sea by the boulder-like weight of an overpacked, splintering boat transporting asylum seekers from Indonesia to Australia. The wreck’s More

Andrea Gaynor reviews 'The Allure of Fungi' by Alison Pouliot

Andrea Gaynor

Of all the forms of life historically divided into kingdoms, only two – plants and animals – have attracted large bands of human followers. Entire organisations and university departme More

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