Joel Deane

Joel Deane reviews 'Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon cornered culture and undermined democracy' by Jonathan Taplin

Joel Deane
30 November 2017

Good books are like recurrent dreams: haunting the reader’s waking hours by sitting, tantalisingly, on the edge of conscious thought. Take, for example ...

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Nathanael Pree reviews 'Comfort Food' by Ellen van Neerven, 'Year of the Wasp' by Joel Deane, and 'Invisible Mending' by Mike Ladd

Nathanael Pree
30 November 2016

Ellen van Neerven, Joel Deane, and Mike Ladd present poems about journeys, recovery, and healing, from comfort food to the experience of a stroke, within overlapping landscapes as palimpsests for their respective pathways.

Reciprocity through feeding runs through Ellen van Neerven’s first collection (Comfort Food, University of Queensland Press, $ ... More

Joel Deane reviews 'Comfort Zone' by Lindsay Tanner

Joel Deane
23 May 2016

I interviewed Lindsay Tanner once, back in 2012. Tanner was sixteen months retired from political life, and I had come seeking insight into the workings of the Victorian ...

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Joel Deane reviews 'Machine Rules' by Stephen Loosley

Joel Deane
26 February 2016

Mark Latham – former columnist for the Australian Financial Review, former 'special correspondent' for Sixty Minutes, former federal leader of the Australian Labor Party – wasn't the only politician to keep a diary. Writing in The Latham Diaries (2005) – a book most politicians and apparatchiks approach via the index – Latham revea ... More

Poem of the Week - Joel Deane reads 'Following the many elbows of the Yarra'

Australian Book Review
21 January 2016

Our first 'Poem of the Week' for 2016 is 'Following the many elbows of the Yarra' by Joel Deane. ABR's Poetry Editor, Lisa Gorton, introduces Joel who then discusses and reads his poem.

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Letters to the Editor - December 2015

30 November 2015

'BATSHIT BORING BOOKS'

Tim Colebatch's review of my book Catch and Kill: The Politics of Power (November 2015) quotes a comment I made to More

Tim Colebatch reviews 'Catch and Kill' by Joel Deane

Tim Colebatch
26 October 2015

Since 1980, Victoria has become a natural Labor state. It has seen twenty-three federal and state elections in that time, and Labor has won seventeen of them. The Coalition has won just three state elections in thirty-five years, and a majority of Victoria's seats at just three of the last thirteen federal elections.

It is a stunning reversal of roles. For i ... More

Joel Deane reviews 'Becoming Steve Jobs' by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli

Joel Deane
27 May 2015

I was working as a technology journalist in San Francisco when Steve Jobs made his messianic return to Apple. It was September 1997, the height of the dotcom boom. In the city, the old industrial tracts between Market Street and China Basin were being transformed by start-ups. People were living on free pizza and hoping to strike it rich with stock options in an ini ... More

Joel Deane reviews 'Let Me Be Frank With You' by Richard Ford

Joel Deane
27 March 2015

‘My name is Frank Bascombe. I am a sportswriter.’ With those opening words in The Sportswriter (1986), Richard Ford introduced one of American literature’s more unlikely protagonists. In his fictional début, Bascombe is a former short story writer-turned-journalist, aged in his thirties, navigating suburban life in Haddam, New Jersey, after the death o ... More

Joel Deane reviews two books on Julia Gillard

Joel Deane
25 August 2014

Joel Deane reviews two new titles on Julia Gillard and speculates whether she, like Gough Whitlam before her, has been typecast as martyr.

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