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Robin Gerster reviews 'Past the Headlands' by Garry Disher

Robin Gerster
10 July 2019

Contemporary Australian fiction continues to lean on the national past. Perhaps that’s a comment on the present, or the future, f More

Judith Armstrong reviews 'Lovestong' by Alex Miller

Judith Armstrong
10 July 2019

Alex Miller has been named as a finalist in the 2009 Melbourne Prize for Literature, a rich award given triennially to a Victorian More

Peter Pierce reviews 'Journey to the Stone Country' by Alex Miller

Peter Pierce
10 July 2019

In Alex Miller’s latest novel, Journey to the Stone CountryMore

Neal Blewett reviews 'Losing It' by Annabel Crabb, 'Loner: Inside a Labor tragedy' by Bernard Lagan, and 'The Latham Diaries' by Mark Latham

Neal Blewett
07 June 2019

Although you might not guess it from media comment, The Latham Diaries (MUP, $39.95 hb, 429 pp, 0522852157) is the most important book yet published on Labor’s wilderness y More

Don Anderson reviews 'The Prosperous Thief' by Andrea Goldsmith

Don Anderson
07 June 2019

'History always emphasises terminal events,’ Albert Speer observed bitterly to his American interrogators just after the end of the war, according to Antony Beevor in Berlin: The Dow More

Bronwyn Lea reviews Islands by Peggy Frew

Bronwyn Lea
25 March 2019

According to the AFP, two Australians under the age of eighteen are reported missing every hour. Most are found alive, fairly quickly, but an unlucky few will progress to the category of l More

Suzy Freeman-Greene reviews Choice Words: A collection of writing about abortion edited by Louise Swinn

Suzy Freeman-Greene
08 March 2019

Rosie Waterland was twenty-one, couch surfing, and working at a cinema when she learned she was pregnant. A hot flush, then a wave of nausea, hit her on the toilet. ‘It was the kind of n More

Daniel Juckes reviews Call Them by Their True Names: American crises (and essays) by Rebecca Solnit

Daniel Juckes
11 February 2019

On the first page of her book Hope in the Dark (2004), Rebecca Solnit quotes from Virginia Woolf’s diary: ‘The future is dark, which is on the whole, the best thing the future More

Danielle Clode reviews 'Tales from the Inner City' by Shaun Tan

Danielle Clode
31 December 2018

It is hard to think of a more distinctive and idiosyncratic author than Western Australian Shaun Tan. Winner of the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children’s literature, More

James Bradley reviews 'The White Earth' by Andrew McGahan

James Bradley
26 December 2018

'White’ and ‘earth’ are not words that sit easily together in an Australian context, so much so that placing them thus seems almost deliberately unsettling. Juxtaposed, they only ser More

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