October 2015, issue no. 375

Welcome to the October Environment issue. Highlights include Ashley Hay’s ABR Dahl Trust Fellowship essay ‘The Forest at the Edge of Time’, and a survey of leading environmentalists, scientists, commentators, and writers on the most urgent action needed for environmental reform. Contributors include Tim Flannery, Ian Chubb and Brian Schmidt. Jo Daniell contributes a photo essay, and David Schlosberg comments on the government’s attack on renewables. Elsewhere, we have a new short story by Elizabeth Harrower, Tom Griffiths reviews Tim Flannery’s new book Atmosphere of Hope, and James Bradley tackles Jonathan Franzen’s Purity. Also we have Morag Fraser on The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks, James Ley on The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood, and Shannon Burns on the new book by Gerald Murnane (the subject of his recent ABR Fellowship). Our featured poets include Michael Hofmann and John Kinsella.

Highlights from the current issue

James Ley reviews 'The Heart Goes Last' by Margaret Atwood

James Ley

The Heart Goes Last is set in a not-so-distant future in which the economy of the United States has collapsed. In the wake of a major financial meltdown, those rich enough to flee h ... More

Shannon Burns reviews 'Something for the Pain' by Gerald Murnane

Shannon Burns

Narrators in Gerald Murnane’s novels and stories have occasionally scorned autobiography. Near the beginning of More

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