March 2017, issue no. 389

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Fiona Gruber reviews 'Wedding Bush Road' by David Francis

Fiona Gruber

Wedding Bush Road is a novel about contrasts and conflicts: new-age America versus an old-fashioned Australia; messy rural versus shipshape urban; high status versus low; the past ... More

Suzanne Falkiner reviews 'Gwen' by Goldie Goldbloom

Suzanne Falkiner

Goldie Goldbloom has an eye for the dramatic and the morbid. Her novel about the real-life love affair, beginning in 1904, between artists Gwen John and Auguste Rodin, thirty-six years her ... More

Brian Matthews reviews 'Dymphna' by Judith Armstrong

Brian Matthews

In the summer of 1988 I was part of an Adelaide Writers Week symposium on biography, the stars of which were two justly famous and accomplished biographers – Victoria Glendinning and And ... More

Glyn Davis reviews 'The Best Australian Essays 2016' edited by Geordie Williamson

Glyn Davis

An annual challenge: how to select essays which capture the moment but live beyond the immediate?

For some, rigour matters. The series editor for The Best American Essays ... More

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