June-July 2015, issue no. 372

Welcome to the June-July double issue! Highlights this month include a major profile of internationally-acclaimed indigenous musician Gurrumul written by Felicity Plunkett as part of her Sidney Myer Fund Fellowship, and new poems by Samuel Wagan Watson and Graham Akhurst. Plus Sheila Fitzpatrick on Lenin, Neil Kaplan on genocide, Danielle Clode on nature writing, and Tony Birch’s Reading Australia essay on Thomas Keneally’s The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith. We launch a new feature called ‘Future Tense’ to highlight new and emerging writers – Ellen van Neerven is our first guest. Plus we have reviews of new fiction by Lisa Gorton, Steven Carroll, and Malcolm Knox, and Maxine Beneba Clarke is our Open Page guest.

Highlights from the current issue

Open Page with Maxine Beneba Clarke

Hidden Author

Why do you write?

Not to do so would be almost unbearable. Some stories need to be told more widely, and may need to be cloaked in wonder to enable others to tune their ear ... More

Reuben Finighan reviews 'Climate Shock' by Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman

Reuben Finighan

Writing an effective book on climate change is a challenge as diabolicalas it is important. The complexity of the science, economics, and politics is daunting. How to extract the diamonds ... More

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