March 2018, issue no. 399

'...its paranoid tone will be music to the ears of Xi Jinping'
David Brophy reviews 'Silent Invasion' by Clive Hamilton for Australian Book Review (free)
'A hollowed-out institution'
Read Paul Collins' RAFT Fellowship essay on the nexus between the Australian government and the Catholic church [$]
'An Antipodean Huckleberry Finn'
Brenda Niall reviews Tim Winton's new novel, 'The Shepherd's Hut' (free)
'Macron mania'
Natalie J. Doyle reviews two new books on French President Emmanuel Macron [$]
The 2018 ABR Peter Porter Poetry Prize
ABR is delighted to announce the five shortlisted poets in this year's Prize worth $8,500
What's your favourite film of all time?
Take part in ABR's Film survey to go in the running for one of five prizes.
The Update - 27 February 2018
News, reviews, and giveaways from ABR Arts.
States of Poetry South Australia - Series two
Poems from Steve Brock, Cath Kenneally, Jules Leigh Koch, Louise Nicholas, Jan Owen, and Dominic Symes. Edited by Peter Goldsworthy.
'the self-amused, morally weightless salute of one hollow showman for another.'
Gideon Haigh reviews 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House' (free)

David Brophy reviews 'Without America: Australia in the New Asia' (Quarterly Essay 68) by Hugh White

David Brophy

For upward of a decade, Hugh White has been sounding a warning: that Australia’s long-standing policy of relying on the United States as guarantor of our security in Asia was approaching More

Dennis Altman reviews 'Logical Family: A memoir' by Armistead Maupin

Dennis Altman

When the first volume in the Tales of the City series was published in 1978, Armistead Maupin tells us disarmingly in his new memoir, it flopped. Yet the series, which had begun a More

Dion Kagan reviews 'Desire: A memoir' by Jonathan Dollimore

Dion Kagan

In one of my pedagogical fantasies, I design the curriculum for a course called ‘Modern Theories of Desire’. My students read Marx, Beauvoir, Foucault, and Butler. They study Hegel on More

James Bradley reviews 'Dyschronia' by Jennifer Mills

James Bradley

Recent years have seen the literary novel begin to mutate, its boundaries and subject matter evolving in new and sometimes surprising directions as it attempts to accommodate the increasin More

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