September 2014 no. 364

Welcome to the September Fiction issue! Here you will find the 2014 Jolley Prize shortlisted stories from Faith Oxenbridge, Cate Kennedy, and winner Jennifer Down. Also in the Fiction Issue: Maria Takolander on short stories, Mary Cunnane on the art of pitching, an interview with Penguin publisher Ben Ball, and ten notable Australian writers discuss their favourite short-story collections. Delia Falconer reviews Mark Henshaw’s second novel, appearing twenty-six years after his début, Felicity Plunkett reviews Helen Garner’s confronting ‘This House of Grief’, and Joel Deane reviews two titles on Julia Gillard and the Labor government.


September 2014 no. 364

Joel Deane reviews two books on Julia Gillard

Joel Deane

Joel Deane reviews two new titles on Julia Gillard and speculates whether she, like Gough Whitlam before her, has been typecast as martyr.


Felicity Plunkett reviews Helen Garner's new book

Felicity Plunkett

Felicity Plunkett reviews Helen Garner's new book about the Farquharson case and discusses the complex effect love has on human motivation.


Sarah Holland-Batt reviews 'When the Night Comes'

Sarah Holland-Batt

Sarah Holland-Batt reviews Favel Parrett's new novel and the literal and metaphorical meanings of the rough seas her characters' navigate.


Christopher Neff reviews two books on Hillary

Christopher Neff

Christopher Neff reviews 'Hard Choices', Hillary Clinton's new memoir, along with the title 'HRC', and discusses the 'smart punches' she has thrown during her career. 


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