November 2013, no. 356

November 2013, no. 356

Welcome to the November issue of Australian Book Review – our first Performing Arts issue and one of the highlights of our publishing year. Highlights are many and varied. They include Melbourne theatre critic Andrew Fuhrmann’s long article ‘A Theatre of His Own: The Problematic Plays of Patrick White’ – the fruit of his ABR Ian Potter Foundation Fellowship. It’s a huge time for fiction publishing in Australia, and Brian Matthews finds much to admire in Tim Winton’s new novel, Eyrie, while Rosemary Sorensen reviews Christos Tsiolkas’s Barracuda. Steven Carroll tackles a biography of the man who lived with and edited T.S. Eliot. We also name the winner of this year’s Jolley Prize.

Full Contents

Fiction

Eyrie by Tim Winton

Media

Killing Fairfax by Pamela Williams & Rupert Murdoch by David McKnight

Fiction

Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas

Politics

Clive: The Story of Clive Palmer by Sean Parnell

Biography

Not for Turning by Robin Harris & Margaret Thatcher by Charles Moore

Economics

Profits of Doom by Antony Loewenstein

Australian History

Living with Fire: People, nature and history in Steels Creek by Christine Hansen and Tom Griffiths

Society

My Mother, My Father edited by Susan Wyndham

Politics

Clive: The Story of Clive Palmer by Sean Parnell

Economics

Profits of Doom by Antony Loewenstein

Russia

A Spy in the Archives by Sheila Fitzpatrick

Memoir

My Mother, My Father edited by Susan Wyndham

Music

Marshall-Hall's Melbourne: Music, Art and Controversy 1891–1915 edited by Thérèse Radic and Suzanne Robinson

Poetry

Bowra by B.R. Dionysius

Biography

Derrida: A Biography by Benoît Peeters, translated by Andrew Brown

Letters

The Letters of William Gaddis edited by Steven Moore

Literary Studies

Telling Stories: Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 edited by Tanya Dalziell and Paul Genoni

Japan

The Storyteller and his Three Daughters by Lian Hearn & Henry Black by Ian McArthur

Fiction

Zero at the Bone by David Whish-Wilson

Fiction

Gotland by Fiona Capp

Fiction

Privacy by Genna de Bont

Fiction

Floodline by Kathryn Heyman

Fiction

The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth

YA Fiction

Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts