March 2013, no. 349

March 2013, no. 349

Welcome to the March 2013 issue of ABR Online – the first to appear on our revamped website. Now all our print subscribers can enjoy ABR Online too – it comes free with your subscription.

Don Dunstan is our cover boy this month, in those infamous short pants. Ruth Starke – the fifth ABR Patrons’ Fellow – writes at length about this fascinating reformer. Morag Fraser reviews J.M. Coetzee’s new novel, The Childhood of Jesus, vis-à-vis Louise Erdrich’s award-winning novel The Round House. Other highlights include a new poem by Les Murray and Peter Rose’s editorial diary for 2013.

Cézanne: A Life by Alex Danchev

The Childhood of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee & The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Belomor by Nicolas Rothwell

Twitcher by Cherise Saywell

Joyful Strains: Making Australia Home edited by Kent MacCarter and Ali Lemer

Introspection and Consciousness edited by Declan Smithies and Daniel Stoljar

Lime Green Chair by Chris Andrews

1953 by Geoff Page

The 2013 Voiceless Anthology edited by J.M. Coetzee et al.

Alex as Well by Alyssa Brugman

Government House Sydney by Ann Toy and Robert Griffin