August 2015, no. 373

August 2015, no. 373

Welcome to the August issue! Highlights this month include a profile of Nobel Prize-nominated novelist Gerald Murnane written by Shannon Burns, our current ABR Patrons’ Fellow, and the latest travelogue from the wild side from Scott McCulloch – a Letter from Athens. Other features include Rachel Buchanan on the thalidomide cover-up and Billy Griffiths on the row between Nixon and Whitlam. Miles Franklin Literary Award-winner Sofie Laguna is our Open Page guest and Alison Croggon is our Critic of the Month. We also have reviews of new fiction by John Kinsella, Paddy O’Reilly, and Gregory Day; and Peter Goldsworthy on Clive James’s latest poetry collection. No wonder Michael Cathcart of Books and Arts described ABR as ‘Australia’s foremost literary magazine’.

Full Contents

Poetry

Sentenced to Life by Clive James

Fiction

Peripheral Vision by Paddy O'Reilly

Australian History

Silent Shock by Michael Magazanik

Fiction

Crow's Breath by John Kinsella

Fiction

Archipelago of Souls by Gregory Day

Fiction

When There's Nowhere Else to Run by Murray Middleton

Fiction

The Bird's Child by Sandra Leigh Price

Australian History

Awakening: Four Lives in Art by Eileen Chanin and Steven Miller

International Studies

The Italians by John Hooper

Opera

The Oxford Handbook of Opera edited by Helen M. Greenwald

Theatre

Why Acting Matters by David Thomson & Great Shakespeare Actors by Stanley Wells