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

Ann-Marie Priest reviews 'Katherine Mansfield: The early years' by Gerri Kimber

Ann-Marie Priest

Katherine Mansfield is one of those shimmering literary figures whose life looms larger than her work. This is not because her writing lacks value: Mansfield’s spiky ...

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Jill Burton reviews 'Cynthia Nolan: A biography' by M.E. McGuire

Jill Burton

When times were difficult, Cynthia Reed Nolan ‘drew the veil’. Born in Evandale in 1908, the youngest of six children, Cynthia always sought distance ...

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Lee Christofis reviews 'Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian ballet from the rule of the tsars to today' by Simon Morrison

Lee Christofis

In November 2016, former principal dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko entered the Bolshoi Ballet studios in Moscow to begin retraining for the stage. He had recently been ...

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Michael Heyward is Publisher of the Month

Australian Book Review

What was your pathway to publishing? In 1979, when I was twenty, I took Vincent Buckley’s poetry seminar at Melbourne University. He introduced us to the work ...

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