Vintage

Geordie Williamson reviews 'The Art of the Engine Driver' by Stephen Carroll and 'Summerland: A novel' by Malcolm Knox

Geordie Williamson
16 August 2019

If history is a graveyard of dead aristocracies, the novel is their eulogy. It is now, for instance, a critical commonplace to expl More

Kerryn Goldsworthy reviews 'Dreams of Speaking' by Gail Jones

Kerryn Goldsworthy
10 July 2019

If you can say immediately what you think a novel is ‘about’, then the chances are that it may not be a very good novel. Fictio More

Michael Williams reviews 'The Ballad of Desmond Kale' by Roger McDonald

Michael Williams
10 July 2019

How much do you care about sheep? I mean More

Jacinta Mulders reviews The Hollow Bones by Leah Kaminsky

Jacinta Mulders
25 March 2019

Leah Kaminsky’s novel The Hollow Bones focuses on Ernst Schäfer, a German who was sent to Tibet by Himmler in the late 1930s, outwardly to collect plant and animal specimens; s More

Michael Williams reviews 'Dead Europe' by Christos Tsiolkas

Michael Williams
25 February 2019

So often, the language used to discuss Australian literature is that of anxiety. A.A. Phillips’s ‘cultural cringe’, coined in 1950, is never far from the critical surface as readers More

2017 Publisher Picks

Madonna Duffy et al
21 December 2017

To complement our 2017 ‘Books of the Year’, we invited several senior publishers to nominate their favourite books – all published by other companies.

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Peter Pierce reviews 'When Colts Ran' by Roger McDonald

Peter Pierce
15 November 2011

Between the wars, the dominant mode of Australian fiction was the saga: tales of land-taking and nation-building, melodramas within families across generations, characters shaped by loneli More

Stephen Mansfield reviews 'Crack Hardy' by Stephen Dando-Collins

Stephen Mansfield
21 April 2011

While explorations of Australia at war have never been short on ‘male stories’, the prevalence of the masculine frame may yet increase in coming years as part of the ongoing examination of competing forms of manhood in this country, as evidenced by the upcoming symposium ‘Embattled Men: Masculinity and War’ at the Australian National University. The publicit ... More