August 2015, issue no. 373

Welcome to the August issue! Highlights this month include a profile of Nobel Prize-nominated novelist Gerald Murnane written by Shannon Burns, our current ABR Patrons’ Fellow, and the latest travelogue from the wild side from Scott McCulloch – a Letter from Athens. Other features include Rachel Buchanan on the thalidomide cover-up and Billy Griffiths on the row between Nixon and Whitlam. Miles Franklin Literary Award-winner Sofie Laguna is our Open Page guest and Alison Croggon is our Critic of the Month. We also have reviews of new fiction by John Kinsella, Paddy O’Reilly, and Gregory Day; and Peter Goldsworthy on Clive James’s latest poetry collection. No wonder Michael Cathcart of Books and Arts (Radio National) described ABR as ‘Australia’s foremost literary magazine’.

Highlights from the current issue

Brian Matthews reviews 'Archipelago of Souls' by Gregory Day

Brian Matthews

An official account of a naval battle off the coast of Crete on 22 May 1941 includes reference to a ‘friendly fire’ incident when ‘HMS Orion was … repeatedly hit by 40mm sho ... More

Open Page with Sofie Laguna

Hidden Author

Why do you write?

I write for justice, and for the pleasure that comes from creating music with words.

Are you a vivid dreamer?More

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