December 2014, no. 367

December 2014, no. 367

Welcome to our December issue! Highlights include our popular Books of the Year feature in which leading critics, writers, and artists nominate their favourite books (providing plenty of inspiration for your summer reading lists). Also, Neal Blewett reviews Julia Gillard’s memoir of her time as prime minister; Diana Glenn reviews Clive James’s translation of The Divine Comedy; Ann-Marie Priest dives into a new collection of Gwen Harwood’s poetry; Phillip Deery reviews David Horner’s history of ASIO’s formative years; and Delia Falconer reviews Robert Dessaix’s memoir What Days Are For. Dessaix is also this month’s Open Page guest and Gig Ryan is our Poet of the Month. New poems by Gig Ryan, Tina Kane, and Stephen Edgar can also be found within.

My Story by Julia Gillard

Hack Attack by Nick Davies & Beyond Contempt. by Peter Jukes

The Divine Comedy by Dante, translated by Clive James

What Days Are For by Robert Dessaix

Rules of Engagement by Kim Williams

Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle

The Best 100 Poems of Gwen Harwood by Gwen Harwood, edited by John Harwood

Lila by Marilynne Robinson

Bapo by Nicholas Jose

The Wild Goose by Mori Õgai, translated by Meredith McKinney

NAVIGATIO by Patrick Holland

A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie

Zombies by Jennifer Rutherford

Excursions in the Law by Peter Heerey

The Protected by Claire Zorn