October 2011 no. 335

October 2011 no. 335

News from the Editor's Desk

 

ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

Claire Aman, Gaylene Carbis, Gregory Day, and Carrie Tiffany are the four shortlisted authors in the inaugural ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. Their stories appear in this spe ...

Letters to the Editor - October 2011

Declaring an interest

Dear Editor,

No doubt one of the spin-offs for those who commission and read book reviews is the jousting or arm-wrestling following the publication of a review that is contested by an aggrieved writer. An instance of such jousting appears in ...

Morag Fraser reviews 'Autumn Laing' by Alex Miller

Morag Fraser

Not since Marguerite Yourcenar’s classic Memoirs of Hadrian (1951) have I encountered a novel of such bravura intensity and insight into the jagged contours of the human heart.

Autumn Laing opens with a mercurial soliloquy. Over eighteen sh ...

Jo Case reviews 'All That I Am' by Anna Funder

Jo Case

The heroine of All That I Am reflects that an author’s published books ‘preserve the fossil imprint on the world of that particular soul at that particular time’. In her début novel – based on real characters and events – acclaimed non-fiction author Anna Funder (Stasiland ...

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