January–February 2017, issue no. 388

Welcome to our January-February issue! Highlights of the double issue include:

  • Klaus Neumann on refugees
  • Angelo Loukakis on Don Watson
  • Gabriel García Ochoa – Letter from Mexico
  • Publisher of the Month – our new Q & A
  • Three new ABR Writers’ Fellowships, each worth $7,500

Highlights from the current issue

Jennifer Levasseur reviews 'A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on art, sex, and the mind' by Siri Hustvedt

Jennifer Levasseur

Siri Hustvedt revels in ambiguity, the in-between places where the certainties of fact fray. In her idea-driven novels such as  ...

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Der Ring des Nibelungen

Peter Rose

Der Ring des Nibelungen, presented by Opera Australia three years after its première in Melbourne, was a great success, mostly because of the excellence of the singing ...

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Anna MacDonald reviews 'The Birdman's Wife' by Melissa Ashley

Anna MacDonald

The Birdman’s Wife is about passion, obsession, and ambition. Narrated by Elizabeth (Eliza) Gould, the novel relates her marriage to, and creative partnership with ...

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Open Page with Kim Mahood

Australian Book Review

Why do you write? To work out what I think, which requires digging through the received ideas and lazy generalisations that clutter the surface of my mind, and crafting the language ...

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