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Alex Tighe reviews Stop Being Reasonable by Eleanor Gordon-Smith

Alex Tighe
23 May 2019

If you’ve somehow avoided listening to podcasts, you will have missed out on the recent explosion of long-form audio storytelling – and I mean it, you’ve really missed out. More

Alan Atkinson reviews Bedlam at Botany Bay by James Dunk

Alan Atkinson
23 May 2019

James Dunk is not the first Australian historian to notice that mental breakdown was surprisingly common during the first two European generations in New South Wales. Malcolm Ellis linked More

Michael Sexton reviews Australia's Vietnam: Myth vs history by Mark Dapin

Michael Sexton
21 April 2019

Almost all historical events are attended by myths, some of them remarkably persistent, but Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War has perhaps more than its fair share. Mark Dapin ha More

Philip Jones reviews Capturing Nature: Early scientific photography at the Australian Museum 1857–1893 by Vanessa Finney

Philip Jones
25 March 2019

The photographic resources of museums and their archives have emerged as key sources for studying the natural world and human cultures, particularly as those studies have widened to includ More

Johanna Leggatt reviews The Thinking Woman by Julienne van Loon

Johanna Leggatt
25 February 2019

Novelist and academic Julienne van Loon does not doubt that the thinking woman is ‘alive and well’, but when she scans the (mostly) male names in bookstore philosophy sections and the More

Michael McGirr reviews A New History of the Irish in Australia by Elizabeth Malcolm and Dianne Hall

Michael McGirr
22 February 2019

There is much to admire about this detailed and painstaking book. The authors have entered a field that is replete with stereotypes and even gags. They will have none of it. The result is More

2018 Publisher Picks

Nathan Hollier et al.
18 December 2018

To complement our ‘Books of the Year’ feature, which appeared in the December 2018 issue, we invited some senior publishers to nominate their favourite books of 2018 – all published by other companies.

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Morag Fraser reviews 'Leeward: A memoir' by Geoffrey Lehmann

Morag Fraser
18 December 2018

The poet James McAuley once told a group of Sydney university students – ‘forcefully’,  as Geoffrey Lehmann recalls – that poets should have a career unconnected with literature. More

Paul Humphries reviews 'The Best Australian Science Writing 2018' edited by John Pickrell

Paul Humphries
27 November 2018

I first encountered Stephen Jay Gould when I happened on one of his books in a bookshop during my late teens. Its unusual title, The Panda’s Thumb, caught my eye. The lead artic More

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