October 2015, no. 375

October 2015, no. 375

Welcome to the October Environment issue. Highlights include Ashley Hay’s ABR Dahl Trust Fellowship essay ‘The Forest at the Edge of Time’, and a survey of leading environmentalists, scientists, commentators, and writers on the most urgent action needed for environmental reform. Contributors include Tim Flannery, Ian Chubb and Brian Schmidt. Jo Daniell contributes a photo essay, and David Schlosberg comments on the government’s attack on renewables. Elsewhere, we have a new short story by Elizabeth Harrower, Tom Griffiths reviews Tim Flannery’s new book Atmosphere of Hope, and James Bradley tackles Jonathan Franzen’s Purity. Also we have Morag Fraser on The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks, James Ley on The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood, and Shannon Burns on the new book by Gerald Murnane (the subject of his recent ABR Fellowship). Our featured poets include Michael Hofmann and John Kinsella.

Purity by Jonathan Franzen

The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Cave: Nature and Culture by Ralph Crane and Lisa Fletcher

Keeping the Wild: Against the domestication of earth edited by George Wuerthner, Eileen Crist, and Tom Butler

Inequality: What Can Be Done? by Anthony B. Atkinson

Relativity by Antonia Hayes

The Lost Swimmer by Ann Turner

Leap by Myfanwy Jones

Westerly 60.1 edited by Lucy Dougan and Paul Clifford

The Australian Archaeologist's Book of Quotations edited by Mike Smith and Billy Griffiths

Banksia Lady by Carolyn Landon