May 2015, no. 371

May 2015, no. 371

Welcome to the May Issue! Highlights include Sophie Cunningham's 2015 Calibre Prize-winning essay 'Staying with the trouble', and the Peter Porter Poetry Prize shortlist. Also, we ask critics and editors what would most improve Australian critical culture, Scott McCulloch visits Tehran, Sheila Fitzpatrick delves into Ramona Koval's memoir, Stephen Edgar reviews Les Murray's new poetry collection, and Ruth A. Morgan reviews a new book on Gunns. Plus Chris Flynn on Steve Toltz' new novel Quicksand, Doug Wallen on a live performance by Paul Kelly, Bernadette Brennan on Helen Garner's 1984 novella The Children's Bach, Luke Slattery on David Malouf’s Being There, and David McCooey is our Poet of the Month.

Full Contents

Peter Porter Poetry Prize Shortlist

2015 Porter Prize Shortlist


Waiting for the Past by Les Murray


Quicksand by Steve Toltz

Environmental Studies

The Rise and Fall of Gunns LTD by Quentin Beresford


Being There: Book 3 by David Malouf


Vanessa and her sister by Priya Parmar & Adeline by Norah Vincent


The Last Pulse by Anson Cameron


Wolf, Wolf by Eben Venter


Down to the River by S.J. Finn


The Torch by Peter Twohig


Possibilities by Herbie Hancock


Lost Plays in Shakespeare's England edited by David McInnis and Matthew Steggle


Eugene O'Neill: A Life In Four Acts by Robert M. Dowling

Natural History

Tambora: The eruption that changed the world by Gillen D'Arcy Wood


Iphigenia among the Taurians by Euripides (translated by Anne Carson)


Pericles of Athens by Vincent Azoulay translated by Janet Lloyd

Literary Studies

The Hidden Jane Austen by John Wiltshire


Another Great Day At Sea by Geoff Dyer