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Neal Blewett reviews 'Losing It' by Annabel Crabb, 'Loner: Inside a Labor tragedy' by Bernard Lagan, and 'The Latham Diaries' by Mark Latham

Neal Blewett
07 June 2019

Although you might not guess it from media comment, The Latham Diaries (MUP, $39.95 hb, 429 pp, 0522852157) is the most important book yet published on Labor’s wilderness y More

Don Anderson reviews 'The Prosperous Thief' by Andrea Goldsmith

Don Anderson
07 June 2019

'History always emphasises terminal events,’ Albert Speer observed bitterly to his American interrogators just after the end of the war, according to Antony Beevor in Berlin: The Dow More

Bronwyn Lea reviews Islands by Peggy Frew

Bronwyn Lea
25 March 2019

According to the AFP, two Australians under the age of eighteen are reported missing every hour. Most are found alive, fairly quickly, but an unlucky few will progress to the category of l More

Suzy Freeman-Greene reviews Choice Words: A collection of writing about abortion edited by Louise Swinn

Suzy Freeman-Greene
08 March 2019

Rosie Waterland was twenty-one, couch surfing, and working at a cinema when she learned she was pregnant. A hot flush, then a wave of nausea, hit her on the toilet. ‘It was the kind of n More

Daniel Juckes reviews Call Them by Their True Names: American crises (and essays) by Rebecca Solnit

Daniel Juckes
11 February 2019

On the first page of her book Hope in the Dark (2004), Rebecca Solnit quotes from Virginia Woolf’s diary: ‘The future is dark, which is on the whole, the best thing the future More

Danielle Clode reviews 'Tales from the Inner City' by Shaun Tan

Danielle Clode
31 December 2018

It is hard to think of a more distinctive and idiosyncratic author than Western Australian Shaun Tan. Winner of the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children’s literature, More

James Bradley reviews 'The White Earth' by Andrew McGahan

James Bradley
26 December 2018

'White’ and ‘earth’ are not words that sit easily together in an Australian context, so much so that placing them thus seems almost deliberately unsettling. Juxtaposed, they only ser More

Alice Nelson reviews 'Cedar Valley' by Holly Throsby

Alice Nelson
18 December 2018

In the first few pages of Cedar Valley, a group of women gather together to console one another after a calamitous event shatters the predictable languor of their small rural town More

Zora Simic reviews 'Unfettered and Alive' by Anne Summers and 'Germaine: The life of Germaine Greer' by Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Zora Simic
19 November 2018

When Anne Summers first met Germaine Greer at a raucous house party in Balmain in the early 1970s, she threw up in front of her after too many glasses of Jim Beam. Almost fifty years later More

Morag Fraser reviews 'Dark Victory' by David Marr and Marian Wilkinson

Morag Fraser
26 October 2018

Dark Victory opens with a coup: in a deep-etched narrative, joint – and seamless – authors David Marr and Marian Wilkinson make human beings out of the anonymous acronyms of John Howard’s border protect More

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