May 2018, issue no. 401

'A welcome moment of pause for those of us who have been at once exhilarated and troubled by the #MeToo campaign.'
Alecia Simmonds reviews 'Rape and Resistance: Understanding the complexities of sexual violation' by Linda Martín Alcoff (free)
Once Again: Outside in the House of Art
Read Kirsten Tranter's 2018 Calibre Prize essay (runner-up) on art, longing, and motherhood [$]
The legend of the Bible
Alan Atkinson reviews The Bible in Australia - A cultural history by Meredith Lake [$]
Battles of wills
Chris Flynn reviews 'Property' by Lionel Shriver (free)
'Some sheltering consensus'
Morag Fraser reviews 'What Are We Doing Here?: Essays' by Marilynne Robinson [$]
Undiminished voice
Shaun Crowe reviews 'On Borrowed Time' by Robert Manne [$]
Open Page with Justine Ettler
An interview with the author of 'The River Ophelia', (Picador, 1995) and 'Bohemia Beach' (Transit Lounge)
Poet of the Month - Pam Brown
ABR interviews poet Pam Brown, author of 'Missing up' (2015) and 'Click here for what we do' (2018) – both from Vagabond Press
T-shirts and tote bags
ABR is now selling high quality branded merchandise!
Peter Rose on poetry, memoir and fiction
Peter Rose was interviewed by Nic Brasch for The Garret Podcast

Paul Watt reviews 'Destiny: The extraordinary career of pianist Eileen Joyce' by David Tunley, Victoria Rogers, and Cyrus Meher-Homji

Paul Watt

Eileen Joyce’s name is not to be found in books about the great pianists, but a great pianist she was nonetheless. Born and raised in rural Tasmania and Western Australia, she studied in More

Andrew Broertjes reviews 'Franklin D. Roosevelt: A political life' by Robert Dallek

Andrew Broertjes

Franklin Delano Roosevelt is consistently ranked alongside George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as one of the greatest presidents of the United States. His greatness rests on two pillars. More

2018 Calibre Essay Prize (runner-up): 'Once Again: Outside in the House of Art'

Kirsten Tranter

The setting is a gorgeous, somewhat decayed, many-roomed Georgian mansion in upstate New York, near the Hudson, in 2012. Nine screens placed around a darkened gallery space each show a roo More

Richard J. Martin reviews '"Against Native Title": Conflict and Creativity in Outback Australia' by Eve Vincent and 'Crosscurrents: Law and society in a native title claim to land and sea' by Katie Glaskin

Richard J. Martin

The year 2017 marked the twenty- fifth anniversary of the High Court’s 1992 decision in Mabo v Queensland (No 2) (Mabo), which recognised the existence of Indi More

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