January-February 2015, no. 368

January-February 2015, no. 368

Welcome to our January–February issue! Highlights include Martin Thomas on the art and life of Albert Namatjira, Jane Sullivan on Hilary Mantel’s new collection of short stories, and our new ‘Arts Highlights of the Year’ feature in which leading critics and arts professionals nominate their favourite performances of 2014. Also, Susan Lever reviews Christos Tsiolkas’s new title Merciless Gods, Geordie Williamson explores the poetry notebook of Clive James, and Gregory Day explores family ties in his Jolley Prize commended story, 'The 900s Have Moved'. On the poetry side of things, Tracy Ryan is ABRs Poet of the Month, and we publish new poems by Cassandra Atherton, Cameron Lowe, and Tracy Ryan, as well as Clive James’s poem, ‘A Silent Speech by Julia Gillard’.

Fiction

Merciless Gods by Christos Tsiolkas

Biography

Battarbee and Namatjira by Martin Edmond

Society

The Wife Drought by Annabel Crabb

Poetry

The Best Australian Poems 2014 edited by Geoff Page

Politics

Dick Hamer: The Liberal Liberal by Tim Colebatch

Politics

Kevin Rudd: Twice Prime Minister by Patrick Weller

Fiction

To Love a Sunburnt Country by Jackie French

Fiction

Perfidia by James Ellroy

Fiction

Springtime: A Ghost Story by Michelle de Kretser

Fiction

Breaking Beauty edited by Lynette Washington

Fiction

Crow Mellow by Julian Davies

Poetry

Selected Poems by Evan Jones

Poetry

Wild by Libby Hart

Literary Studies

William Shakespeare and Others: Collaborative Plays edited by edited by Jonathan Bate et al.

Television

The Sopranos: Born Under A Bad Sign by Franco Ricci

Society

What is Veiling? by Sahar Amer

Law

Murray Gleeson: The Smiler by Michael Pelly

Science

Mind Change by Susan Greenfield

Journals

Granta 129: Fate edited by Sigrid Rausing