June-July 2015, no. 372

June-July 2015, no. 372

Welcome to the June-July double issue! Highlights this month include a major profile of internationally-acclaimed indigenous musician Gurrumul written by Felicity Plunkett as part of her Sidney Myer Fund Fellowship, and new poems by Samuel Wagan Watson and Graham Akhurst. Plus Sheila Fitzpatrick on Lenin, Neil Kaplan on genocide, Danielle Clode on nature writing, and Tony Birch’s Reading Australia essay on Thomas Keneally’s The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith. We launch a new feature called ‘Future Tense’ to highlight new and emerging writers – Ellen van Neerven is our first guest. Plus we have reviews of new fiction by Lisa Gorton, Steven Carroll, and Malcolm Knox, and Maxine Beneba Clarke is our Open Page guest.

Forever Young by Steven Carroll

Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane

The Wonder Lover by Malcolm Knox

The Mothers by Rod Jones

Coming Rain by Stephen Daisley

The Discreet Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa translated by Edith Grossman

Suspended Sentences: Three novellas by Patrick Modiano translated by Mark Polizzotti

Climate, Science, and Colonization: Histories from Australia and New Zealand edited by James Beattie, Emily O'Gorman, and Matthew Henry

Trendyville: The Battle for Australia's inner cities by Renate Howe, David Nichols, and Graeme Davison

Cocky's Joy by Michael Farrell

Suite for Percy Grainger by Jessica L. Wilkinson