May 2015, no. 371

Welcome to the May Issue! Highlights include Sophie Cunningham's 2015 Calibre Prize-winning essay 'Staying with the trouble', and the Peter Porter Poetry Prize shortlist. Also, we ask critics and editors what would most improve Australian critical culture, Scott McCulloch visits Tehran, Sheila Fitzpatrick delves into Ramona Koval's memoir, Stephen Edgar reviews Les Murray's new poetry collection, and Ruth A. Morgan reviews a new book on Gunns. Plus Chris Flynn on Steve Toltz' new novel Quicksand, Doug Wallen on a live performance by Paul Kelly, Bernadette Brennan on Helen Garner's 1984 novella The Children's Bach, Luke Slattery on David Malouf’s Being There, and David McCooey is our Poet of the Month.

May 2015, no. 371

2015 Calibre Prize (Winner): 'Staying with the trouble'

Sophie Cunningham
Percy Grainger walked to avoid self-flagellation. David Sedaris walked to placate his Fitbit... More

2015 Porter Prize Shortlist

Kate Middleton et al
Read the six shortlisted poems in the 2015 Porter Prize. More

'Waiting for the Past' by Les Murray

Stephen Edgar
My first reaction on picking up Les Murray’s new collection, Waiting for the Past, was to note how handsomely produced it is ... More

Chris Flynn reviews 'Quicksand' by Steve Toltz

Chris Flynn
Penguin Australia’s recent fiction output has been remarkable... More

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