Gillian Dooley reviews 'Brother Fish' by Bryce Courtenay

Gillian Dooley
22 August 2019

What a phenomenon Bryce Courtenay is. In a world where we are constantly being told that books are on the way out More

Lisa Gorton reviews 'Surrender' by Sonya Hartnett

Lisa Gorton
16 August 2019

If you are regretting the passage of another summer and feeling nostalgic about the lost freedoms of youth, Sonya Hartnett’s late More

Neal Blewett reviews 'Thoughtlines: Reflections of a public man' by Bob Carr

Neal Blewett
14 August 2019

As W.H. Auden observed more than forty years ago: ‘To the man-in-the-street, who, I’m sorry to say, / Is a keen observer of lif More

Kate Middleton reviews 'Of A Boy' by Sonya Hartnett

Kate Middleton
07 August 2019
At primary school we were shown a video warning children not to get into strangers’ cars. We were told to note the places with Safet More

Kerryn Goldsworthy reviews 'Drylands' by Thea Astley

Kerryn Goldsworthy
06 August 2019

Do not attempt to judge this book by its amazingly beautiful but iconographically confusing cover. A close-up photograph of a singl More

Stephen Dedman reviews Bowraville by Dan Box

Stephen Dedman
22 July 2019

Dan Box is a crime reporter for The AustralianMore

Chris Flynn reviews Minotaur by Peter Goldsworthy

Chris Flynn
12 July 2019

Halfway through MinotaurMore

Stephanie Trigg reviews The Well by Elizabeth Jolley

Stephanie Trigg
21 June 2019

A common approach when talking about women writers is to outline the scope of their work, preferably to demonstrate and affirm its versatility and, implicitly, its value. There’s no doub More

Robin Grove reviews 'Mao’s Last Dancer' by Li Cunxin

Robin Grove
07 June 2019

There were seven of them, as in a folk tale. The family was too poor to put shoes on their feet. They lived in a village called New. Hard though life was, they knew it would be worse witho More

Peter Rose reviews 'My Life As Me: A memoir' by Barry Humphries

Peter Rose
03 June 2019

When Barry Humphries published his first volume of autobiography, many readers were left wanting ‘More, please’ – avid as gladdie-waving victims during one of his shows; voracious as More

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