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.

Eyrie by Tim Winton

Killing Fairfax by Pamela Williams & Rupert Murdoch by David McKnight

Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas

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

Profits of Doom by Antony Loewenstein

My Mother, My Father edited by Susan Wyndham

Profits of Doom by Antony Loewenstein

A Spy in the Archives by Sheila Fitzpatrick

My Mother, My Father edited by Susan Wyndham

Bowra by B.R. Dionysius

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

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

Zero at the Bone by David Whish-Wilson

Gotland by Fiona Capp

Privacy by Genna de Bont

Floodline by Kathryn Heyman

The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth

Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts