Welcome to the January–February issue. Highlights include the ever-sharp British critic Michael Hofmann on Jonathan Bate's biography of Ted Hughes, James Walter on Keating by Kerry O'Brien, and a long article by Suzanne Falkiner about Randolph Stow in Harwich. Sarah Holland-Batt reviews Fiona McFarlane's new collection of short stories, and Brigid Magner considers Gregory David Roberts's The Mountain Shadow. Following his recent travels, Kevin Rabalais gives us a Letter from New Orleans. Josephine Taylor reviews The Best Australian Stories 2015, Anwen Crawford examines Carrie Brownstein's memoir Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, and Dennis Altman reviews Peter Garrett's memoir Big Blue Sky. ABR's Q&As are always popular, and this month Mireille Juchau is our Open Page guest, and Michelle Michau-Crawford is our Future Tense guest.
January-February 2016, no. 378
I can readily see that I am not the intended reader for The Unauthorised Life of Ted Hughes. Born in the year his first book of poems came out (The Hawk in the Rain, 1957 ... More
Devoted fans have been awaiting the sequel to Gregory David Roberts's cult classic Shantaram for twelve years. A bestselling book in Australia and overseas, Shantaram cen ... More