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Eli McLean

Eli McLean

Eli McLean is Production Editor at Meanjin. He has also worked for Melbourne University Publishing and Australian Book Review. He lives and works on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin nation.

Eli McLean reviews ‘Appreciation’ by Liam Pieper

May 2024, no. 464 22 April 2024
‘There are only so many ways to make a story work.’ So begins Liam Pieper’s new novel, Appreciation, a hyper-contemporary chronicle of one artist’s vain attempt to redeem his reputation in the eyes of a disappointed public. Drug-addled, egomaniacal, and hopeless, Oli Darling – an enfant terrible of Australian art – is in desperate need of rehabilitation. And the advice of his equally d ... (read more)