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.

Full Contents

Fiction

Dear Life by Alice Munro

Fiction

The Railwayman’s Wife by Ashley Hay

Art

Affairs of the Art by Katrina Strickland

True Crime

Three Crooked Kings by Matthew Condon

Fiction

Mullumbimby by Melissa Lucashenko

Fiction

The Memory Trap by Andrea Goldsmith

Fiction

Steeplechase by Krissy Kneen

French Studies

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

Poetry

Confessional Box by Vanessa Page

Poetry

Hotel Hyperion by Lisa Gorton

Fiction

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Fiction

Harmless by Julienne van Loon

Film

New Vampire Cinema by Ken Gelder

Anthology

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

Anthology

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