October 2016, issue no. 385

Highlights of the October issue include Kate Burridge's assessment of the colourful, yet 'selfieless' new Australian National Dictionary and David Rolph on 'the most famous statutory provision in Australia' - section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. Other highlights include Catherine Noske on two books by Maxine Beneba Clarke, Dennis Altman on a new biography of Jack Mundey, Sue Kossew on J.M. Coetzee's new novel, Critic of the Month James McNamara on Dark Money, and David Smith on David Cay Johnston's three-decade pursuit of 'con artist' Donald Trump, as well as Nicholas Jose on Dorothy Hewett, a new short story from Cate Kennedy, and poems from Jill Jones, Stuart Cooke, and Poet of the Month Sarah Holland-Batt. We also review new fiction from Hannah Kent, Ann Patchett, Jock Serong, Rajith Savanadasa, and Michelle Wright.

Highlights from the current issue

Claudia Hyles reviews 'Ruins' by Rajith Savanadasa

Claudia Hyles

Ruins is the impressive début novel of Rajith Savanadasa, born in Sri Lanka and now living in Melbourne. He is founder and primary contributor to Open City Stories, a website ...


Neil Kaplan reviews 'East West Street: On the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity' by Philippe Sands

Neil Kaplan

Philippe Sands, a barrister and Professor of International Law at University College London, brings together in this multi-faceted book the perpetrators of the worst crime yet devised by man ...


'The Worst of It' by Sarah Holland-Batt

Sarah Holland-Batt

As I combed it,
he sat cross-legged
in front of me ...


Andrew Fuhrmann reviews 'Culture' by Terry Eagleton

Andrew Fuhrmann

No one should be surprised that Terry Eagleton has written yet another book about the excesses of academic postmodernism. Railing against the pretensions and deceptions and ...


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