March 2015, no. 369

March 2015, no. 369

Welcome to our March issue – a packed one with contributions from about 50 Australian writers, several of them new to the magazine. These include distinguished journalist-editor Luke Slattery, who writes about Volume 3 of Thomas Keneally’s ‘Australians’ and finds it somewhat wanting. David McCooey offers a spirited defence of John Kinsella. Novelist Andrea Goldsmith writes about two new books on Susan Sontag – and likes one of them. We publish the first in a new series of Reading Australia essays on key Australian texts: Kerryn Goldsworthy revisits Jessica Anderson’s much-loved novel ‘Tirra Lirra by the River’. Then we have reviews by people like Glyn Davis, Joan Beaumont, Nigel Biggar, Jane Sullivan – and much more!

SACK by John Kinsella

SUSAN SONTAG: A Biography by by Daniel Schreiber, trans. David Dollenmayer. & Susan Sontag by by Jerome Boyd Maunsell

CAN’T AND WON’T by by Lydia Davis

A Companion to the Australian Media edited by Bridget Griffen-Foley

THE WRITING LIFE by David Malouf

Clade by James Bradley

Women in Dark Times by by Jacqueline Rose

The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish by by Dido Butterworth, edited and introduced by Tim Flannery

Collected Poems by by Mark Strand

Paul Hasluck: A Life by by Geoffrey Bolton

Essays and Reviews 1959–2002 by by Bernard Williams

The Anchoress by by Robyn Cadwallader

Oddfellows by by Nicholas Shakespeare

A Madras Miasma by by Brian Stoddart

Revolution by by Russell Brand

Westerly 59:2 by edited by Delys Bird and Tony Hughes-d’Aeth

Axis, Book 1: ‘Areal’ by by a.j. carruthers

Offset No. 14 by edited by Angela Hryc, Hilal Kirmizi, and Anastasios Zaganidis