May 2013, no. 351

May 2013, no. 351

The May issue contains many highlights. Distinguished author-critic Kerryn Goldsworthy, in a long article titled ‘Everyone’s a Critic’, surveys the current state of book reviewing, both in print and online. Comments by senior critics and literary editors make this essential reading for anyone interested in the health of our critical culture. Andrew Fuhrmann rips into the new production of A Clockwork Orange. We review major new novels by Andrea Goldsmith and Ashley Hay, and Melinda Harvey reviews Alice Munro’s latest valedictory collection of stories. Thanks to the generosity of our Patrons, we also advertise the new ABR Patrons’ Editorial Internship, worth $20,000.

Dear Life by Alice Munro

Affairs of the Art by Katrina Strickland

Three Crooked Kings by Matthew Condon

Mullumbimby by Melissa Lucashenko

The Memory Trap by Andrea Goldsmith

Steeplechase by Krissy Kneen

Algerian Chronicles by Albert Camus (edited by Alice Kaplan and translated by Arthur Goldhammer)

Confessional Box by Vanessa Page

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Harmless by Julienne van Loon

Westerly Vol. 57, No. 2 edited by Delys Bird and Tony Hughes-d’Aeth

Southerly, Vol. 72, No. 2 edited by Melissa Jane Hardie