December 2015, no. 377

December 2015, no. 377

Welcome to the December issue. Highlights include our Books of the Year, where 42 major authors and critics nominate their favourite titles. Read what people like Alberto Manguel, Sophie Cunningham and Michael Hofmann enjoyed reading most this year. Elsewhere, Bernadette Brennan lauds Elizabeth Harrower's new short story collection, A Few Days in the Country. We also have Varun Ghosh on a timely new biography of Malcolm Turnbull, Judith Beveridge on the posthumous poems from Martin Harrison, and Rachel Buchanan on Rosie Batty's memoir A Mother's Story. Plus Neal Blewett on Universal Man: The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes and John Allison on My life With Wagner by Charles Thielemann. Don Watson is our Open Page guest, and Stephen Edgar is our Poet of the Month.

M Train by Patti Smith

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Happiness by Martin Harrison

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A Mother's Story by Rosie Batty with Bryce Corbett

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My Life with Wagner by Christian Thielemann

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Ghost River by Tony Birch

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Modern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed by Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan

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Charles Mackerras edited by Nigel Simeone and John Tyrrell

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Six Bedrooms by Tegan Bennett Daylight

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Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh

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List of the Lost by Morrissey

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Abacus by Louis Armand

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The Sleepers Almanac X edited by Zoe Dattner and Louise Swinn

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Cloudless: A Novel in Verse by Christine Evans

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Directory of World Cinema, Volume 19: Australia and New Zealand edited by Ben Goldsmith, Mark David Ryan, and Geoff Lealand

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Frank Lowy: A Second Life by Jill Margo

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Freeman's: Arrival edited by John Freeman

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And You May Find Yourself by Paul Dalgarno

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Settling Day: A Memoir by Kate Howarth

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