September 2013, no. 354

September 2013, no. 354

We have a bumper issue for you in September. In Advances the Editor reports on the PM’s Literary Awards ceremony in Brisbane, especially Michelle de Kretser’s electrifying speech. In our lead review Gillard biographer Jacqueline Kent writes about Kerry-Anne Walsh’s heart-on-sleeve account of Gillard’s deposition. It’s great when seasoned critics choose to rhapsodise. Peter Craven does just that in his review of the new Text Classics edition of Kenneth Mackenzie’s 1937 novel The Young Desire It. Also, keep an eye out for information about our events, fellowships, prizes, and performing arts reviews. ABR is so much more than just a magazine!

Full Contents

Fiction

Holy Bible by Vanessa Russell

Gay Studies

The End of the Homosexual? by Dennis Altman

Commentary

The Young Desire It by Kenneth Mackenzie

Fiction

The Swan Book by Alexis Wright

Anthropology

How Animals Grieve by Barbara J. King

Australian History

While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson & Biography of a Book by Paul Eggert

Fiction

The Double: (and Other Stories) by Maria Takolander

Fiction

Elemental by Amanda Curtin

Fiction

Me and Rory Macbeath by Richard Beasley

Fiction

Holy Bible by Vanessa Russell

Fiction

Hindsight by Melanie Casey

Fiction

The Swan Song of Doctor Malloy by Robert Power

Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s Restless World by Neil MacGregor

Art

Picasso and Truth by T.J. Clark

Asian Studies

Australia’s Asia: From Yellow Peril to Asian Century edited by David Walker and Agnieszka Sobocinska

Australian History

W. Macmahon Ball: Politics for the People by Ai Kobayashi

Philosophy

Philosophy in the Garden by Damon Young

Poetry

Four Plots for Magnets by Luke Davies

Poetry

Six Different Windows by Paul Hetherington

Journals

Griffith Review 41 edited by Julianne Schultz

Journals

Southerly Vol. 72, No. 3 edited by David Brooks and Elizabeth McMahon

Children's Fiction

Song for a Scarlet Runner by Julie Hunt

YA Fiction

The Whole of My World by Nicole Hayes