April 2018, issue no. 400

Peter Rose on poetry, memoir and fiction
Peter Rose was interviewed by Nic Brasch for The Garret Podcast
Eyes to the Future
The April 2018 issue is the 400th to appear in ABR's second series. Read Peter Rose's editorial.
'The long now of grieving'
Kerryn Goldsworthy reviews 'The Death of Noah Glass' by Gail Jones in the April 400th issue of ABR
John Kinsella, Judith Beveridge, and Gig Ryan
New poems in the April 400th issue of Australian Book Review
The 400th issue subscriber giveaway
Be in the running to win a stack of beautiful books from The Folio Society
'We Three Hundred' (2018 Calibre Essay Prize winner)
Read Lucas Grainger-Brown's candid and unsentimental account of his time at the Australian Defence Force Academy
'Defying the moment'
Read Beejay Silcox's ABR Fortieth Birthday Fellowship essay on Australian magazine culture
'Over-written, too detailed, and with a narrative regularly interrupted by digressions'
Neal Blewett reviews Kevin Rudd's memoir [$]
Nicholas Wong wins the 2018 Peter Porter Poetry Prize
Hong Kong poet Nicholas Wong has won this year's Porter Prize for his poem '101, Taipei'

Ian Donaldson reviews 'Simon Leys: Navigator between worlds' by Philippe Paquet, translated by Julie Rose

Ian Donaldson

The Belgian-born scholar Pierre Ryckmans, more widely known to the world by his adopted name of Simon Leys, was widely hailed in the Australian press at his death in 2014 as ‘one of the More

Anwen Crawford reviews 'Sticky Fingers: The life and times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone magazine' by Joe Hagan

Anwen Crawford

Sometime in 1970, an unidentified person – perhaps a disgruntled journalist or aggrieved interviewee – scrawled the words ‘Smash “Hip” Capitalism’ onto an office wall at Ro More

Julia Kindt reviews 'Mythos' by Stephen Fry

Julia Kindt

The ancient Greek gods were a rowdy bunch. Adultery, theft, blackmail, and lies are all on the record, as are the usual confrontations between siblings, ranging from harmless banter all th More

Anna MacDonald reviews 'The Everlasting Sunday' by Robert Lukins

Anna MacDonald

Set in England during the Big Freeze of 1962–63 – the coldest winter in nearly 300 years – Robert Lukins’s first novel tells the story of Radford, who is sent to live at Goodwin Ma More

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