June-July 2016, issue no. 381
Welcome to the June-July issue of Australian Book Review. The highlight of this issue is the winning essay in this year's Calibre Prize. Michael Winkler's winning essay is titled 'The Great Red Whale'. It was chosen from almost 200 entries. Lucas Grainger-Brown reviews two new books on Tony Abbott's downfall, Sheila Fitzpatrick reviews a biography on Stalin's daughter, and Peter Stanley examines Henry Reynolds's new book on Australia's long history of bellicosity. Novelists reviewed in this issue include Toni Jordan, Jane Harper and Patrick Holland. Distinguished US poet Sharon Olds publishes her first poem in ABR.
Highlights from the current issue
In her new biography, Sylvia Martin tells us that Aileen Palmer wanted to be remembered as a poet. Until now, she has been best known as the elder daughter of Vance ...More
Sheila Fitzpatrick reviews 'Stalin's Daughter: The extraordinary and tumultuous life of Svetlana Alliluyeva' by Rosemary Sullivan
Nobody would have expected an ordinary life for Stalin's only daughter, but Svetlana's life was extraordinary beyond any expectations. Her mother killed herself in 1932 ...More
Australian-born Dominic Smith grew up in Sydney but has spent most of his adult life in the United States; he currently lives in Austin, Texas, where he is claimed ...More
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