May 2012, no. 341

May 2012, no. 341

News from the Editor's Desk


New home for ABR


Happily, ABR has a new home, well away ...

'Patrick White in Adelaide' by David Marr

David Marr

By the time I found him twenty-five years ago in the Adelaide Hills, Glen McBride was old, tiny, spry, and ready to boast about his career. I doubt many readers have heard of this little man or know of his pivotal role in the literature of this country. That’s what ...

The secrets of Leonard and Elizabeth Jolley

Francesca Rendle-Short

Francesca Rendle-Short


The House of Fiction: Leonard, Susan and Elizabeth Jolley
by Susan Swingler
Fremantle Press, $24.95 pb, 322 pp, 9781921888663


‘Everyth ...

Nick Hordern reviews 'Class Act: A Life of Creighton Burns' by John Tidey

Nicholas Hordern

Newspapers, they say, are in the throes of ‘far-reaching structural change’, a euphemism for ‘extinction’ that arouses complacency in the breasts of the e-literate; fury in those of the technophobes. But one only has to take a slightly longer view to realise t ...

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