Luke Johnson

Luke Johnson reviews 'Down to the River' by S.J. Finn

Luke Johnson
28 April 2015

If it were up to Roy Ellis, the town-proud editor-in-chief of Dungower’s only newspaper, ‘paedophilia would be systematically bred out of humans’. That just about sums up the attitudes of his readers, who are disgusted to learn that there is a convicted child sex offender living among them in rural Victoria. Only when Ellis’s maverick reporter Joni Miller re ... More

Luke Johnson reviews 'Westerly 59:2' edited by Delys Bird and Tony Hughes-d'Aeth

Luke Johnson
02 March 2015

‘A father is God to his son,’ declares the father in David Whish-Wilson’s story ‘The Cook’, just a split second before he is shot dead by his drug-dealing son. Thus begins this special edition of Westerly, which marks not only the magazine’s sixtieth year of publication but also the retirement of its two standing editors, ... More