January-February 2016, no. 378

January-February 2016, no. 378

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.

Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life by Jonathan Bate

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The Mountain Shadow by Gregory David Roberts

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Keating by Kerry O'Brien

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The High Places by Fiona McFarlane

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Sinatra: The Chairman by James Kaplan

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The Best Australian Stories 2015 edited by Amanda Lohrey

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Santamaria: A Most Unusual Man by Gerard Henderson

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Big Blue Sky: A Memoir by Peter Garrett

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Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

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The Best Australian Science Writing edited by Bianca Nogrady

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The Waiting Room by Leah Kaminsky

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Hope Farm by Peggy Frew

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The Secret Son by Jenny Ackland

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The Profilist by Adrian Mitchell

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Monash by Grantlee Kieza & Maestro John Monash by Tim Fischer

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The Work of Literature by Derek Attridge

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The Simple Act of Reading edited by Debra Adelaide

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The Singing Bones by Shaun Tan

Mad Dog Morgan by Jake Wilson

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Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink by Elvis Costello

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Breezeway by John Ashbery

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Selected Poems from Les Fleurs du mal by Charles Baudelaire, translated by Jan Owen

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Prayers of a Secular World edited by Jordie Albiston and Kevin Brophy

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Worlds Apart: A Memoir by David Plante

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Journey to Horseshoe Bend by T.G.H. Strehlow

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H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

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Hector by Rozzi Bazzani

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