September 2015, no. 374

September 2015, no. 374

Welcome to the September Fiction issue. Highlights include the 2015 Jolley Prize shortlisted stories: ‘Borges and I’ by Michelle Cahill, ‘Crest’ by Harriet McKnight, and ‘The Elector of Nossnearly’ by Rob Magnuson Smith. Michelle de Kretser writes about Randolph Stow’s The Suburbs of Hell. In this year’s survey a group of writers and critics nominate their favourite ‘missing novels’. Elsewhere, Gillian Dooley reviews Gail Jones’s new novel A Guide to Berlin, Susan Lever reviews The World Without Us by Mireille Juchau, and Catriona Menzies-Pike tackles Miles Allinson’s debut Fever of Animals. We also have Kerryn Goldsworthy on a new biography of Thea Astley and James Ley on a new biography of J.M. Coetzee. Our Future Tense guest is Stephanie Bishop and our Open Page guest is Charlotte Wood.

Curiosity by Alberto Manguel

The Great Divide by Joseph E. Stiglitz

The Landing by Susan Johnson

The World Without Us by Mireille Juchau

Everything Is Teeth by Evie Wyld and Joe Sumner

How to Write a Thesis by Umberto Eco, translated by Caterina Mongiat Farina and Geoff Farina