January-February 2016, issue no. 378

Welcome to the January–February issue. Highlights include the ever-sharp British critic Michael Hofmann on Jonathan Bate's biography of Ted Hughes, James Walter on Keating by Kerry O'Brien, and a long article by Suzanne Falkiner about Randolph Stow in Harwich. Sarah Holland-Batt reviews Fiona McFarlane's new collection of short stories, and Brigid Magner considers Gregory David Roberts's The Mountain Shadow. Following his recent travels, Kevin Rabalais gives us a Letter from New Orleans. Josephine Taylor reviews The Best Australian Stories 2015, Anwen Crawford examines Carrie Brownstein's memoir Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, and Dennis Altman reviews Peter Garrett's memoir Big Blue Sky. ABR's Q&As are always popular, and this month Mireille Juchau is our Open Page guest, and Michelle Michau-Crawford is our Future Tense guest.

Highlights from the current issue

Anwen Crawford reviews 'Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl' by Carrie Brownstein

Anwen Crawford

Sleater-Kinney, an American rock trio, are closely associated with the cities of Olympia and Portland, in the Pacific Northwest. In the mid-1990s, when Sleater-Kinney formed, the region wa ... More

Finian Cullity reviews 'Restless Continent' by Michael Wesley

Finian Cullity

Australia does not have a great tradition of writers producing books on international affairs for a general audience. Along with others like Hugh White, Michael Wesley – a former head of ... More

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