September 2019, issue no. 414
Welcome to the September issue of ABR!
'Contradictions in the 2019 federal election'
Dennis Altman unpacks what happened in the 2019 federal election
Two new books on rape and domestic abuse
Zora Simic on See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill and Rape by Mithu Sanyal
Andrew McGahan's posthumous novel
James Bradley on The Rich Man's House, McGahan's final novel
Claire G. Coleman's new novel
Poet Alison Whittaker on Coleman's The Old Lie
Hugh White's new book
Chengxin Pan on How To Defend Australia by Hugh White
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• Bruce Pascoe on Stan Grant
• Omid Tofighian on the ABR Behrouz Boochani Fellowship
• Grace Karskens' Calibre Prize-winning essay
• The ABR Indigenous Fellowship - worth $10,000
• Ellen van Neerven on Tara June Winch
June-July 2019, no. 412
• Felicity Plunkett on Nick Cave and trauma's aftermath
• Calibre Essay Prize runner-up Sarah Walker's personal essay on pregnancy
• Jack Callil on Ali Smith's new novel Spring
• Alan Atkinson on James Dunk's history of New South Wales
• Zora Simic on #MeToo, a compilation of essays on the movement