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Louise Swinn reviews The Boat by Nam Le

Louise Swinn
23 April 2019

At a time when some fiction writers are busy defending their right to incorporate autobiographical elements, and some non-fiction writers are being charged with fabrication, it seems timel More

Neal Blewett reviews 'Recollections of a Bleeding Heart: A portrait of Paul Keating PM' by Don Watson

Neal Blewett
05 March 2019

What is it about Paul Keating that so fascinated his retainers? Six years ago, John Edwards wrote a mass More

Evelyn Juers reviews 'The Feel of Steel' by Helen Garner

Evelyn Juers
05 March 2019

Following True StoriesMore

Brenda Niall reviews 'March' by Geraldine Brooks

Brenda Niall
05 March 2019

Spacious and solidly constructed, the classic nineteenth-century novel invites revisiting. Later writers reconfigure its well-known spaces, change the lighting, More

Beejay Silcox reviews 'Border Districts' by Gerald Murnane

Beejay Silcox
24 November 2017

There is a whiff of mythology about Gerald Murnane. He is quietly infamous for who he isn’t: for the things he’s never done (travel by aeroplane); the things he’ll never do (live out More

Barney Zwartz reviews 'Cardinal: The rise and fall of George Pell' by Louise Milligan

Barney Zwartz
22 September 2017

George Pell is the most polarising religious leader Australia has had in recent decades, certainly since Daniel Mannix – perhaps since Samuel Marsden. For most of his career he has been More