August 2016, issue no. 383
The highlights of the August Fiction issue are the three stories shortlisted in the prestigious $12,500 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. Other highlights include an extract from poet Michael Aiken's ABR Laureate's Fellowship project: Satan Repentant. Also in the issue, we have Peter Mares on Manus and Nauru, Ilana Snyder on American Jewish divisions about Israel, Neal Blewett on The Killing Season Uncut, Simon Tormey on Thomas Piketty's new work, and Bruce Moore reflects on the new Australian National Dictionary. Novelists reviewed in this issue include Annie Proulx, Louise Erdrich, Katherine Brabon, Mark O'Flynn, Zoë Morrison, and Liam Pieper. Historian Tom Griffiths is our Open Page guest.
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When he steps outside and pulls off the mask, it feels like removing a second face, the one he keeps from the ones who wouldn't understand and those who would ...More
Two Jews, three opinions. Jews nod their heads in agreement when they hear those words, just as they chuckle knowingly at the story of the two Jews stranded on a desert island ...More
In one of the poems in Summer Requiem, the most recent of the books in this capacious volume, Seth recalls when he decided to write, 'What even today puzzles me ...More
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