November 2018, issue no. 406

Laura Tingle on Australian politics
Paul Strangio reviews Laura Tingle's new Quarterly Essay 'Follow the Leader'.
Beejay Silcox on misery literature
In her new Fellowship essay, Beejay Silcox looks at trauma voyeurism in fiction and misery literature.
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Clare Wright's women of Australia
Maggie MacKellar reviews Clare Wright's 'You Daughters of Freedom', a history of Australia's prominent women.
Clementine Ford's new book
Astrid Edwards reviews Clementine Ford's 'Boys Will Be Boys'.
Arts Highlights of the Year
We asked twenty-nine critics to nominate their personal favourite moments across the arts.
Calibre Essay Prize now open
We welcome essays of all kinds.
Gillian Triggs's new memoir
Jane Cadzow reviews Gillian Triggs's new memoir 'Speaking Up'.
Anshel Pfeffer on Benjamin Netanyahu
Louise Adler reviews Anshel Pfeffer's new biography of President of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu.
Peter Porter Poetry Prize now open
Deadline for our $8,500 prize is 3 December, 2018.
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Jane Cadzow reviews 'Speaking Up' by Gillian Triggs

Jane Cadzow

Gillian Triggs is a pearls-and-perfectly-cut-jacket person these days, so it is thrilling to learn that she was dressed head to toe in motorcycle leathers when she had one of the more inst More

David Whish-Wilson reviews 'The Making of Martin Sparrow' by Peter Cochrane

David Whish-Wilson

Just one thing can shape your whole life’ is one line in a novel of four hundred and fifty pages, but it is telling in its application toward the characters of this brilliant début nove More

Geoff Page reviews 'The River in the Sky' by Clive James

Geoff Page

For admirers of Clive James’s poetry written since he became terminally ill in 2011 (and this reviewer is certainly one), The River in the Sky will pose something of a quandary. More

Gabriella Coslovich reviews 'What Matters? Talking value in Australian Culture' by Julian Meyrick, Robert Phiddian, and Tully Barnett

Gabriella Coslovich

As I sat down to write this review, a media release popped into my email inbox with the excited news that more than 400,000 people had visited the National Gallery of Victoria’s MoMA exh More

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