Mystic blood

Mystic blood

BLOOD: THE STUFF OF LIFE

by Lawrence Hill

NewSouth Publishing, $24.99 pb, 374 pp, 9781742234137

Lawrence Hill is the son of a white mother from Chicago (‘a kickass civil rights activist’) and a black father (‘most recently from Washington DC … urban, educated, lower middle class’), but grew up in Toronto. Blood: The Stuff of Life, the ninth of his books, originated as the Canadian Broadcasting Commission’s Massey Lectures, an annual series of broadcasts inaugurated in 1961 as a forum where major contemporary thinkers could address important issues of our time. The Australian equivalent is the ABC’s Boyer Lectures.

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Published in April 2014, no. 360
John Funder

John Funder

John Funder is a Melbourne physician. Kathleen Funder, mother of their children Anna, Hugh and Joshua, died of cancer in 1998.

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