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.

Full Contents

Biography

Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life by Jonathan Bate

Fiction

The Mountain Shadow by Gregory David Roberts

Biography

Keating by Kerry O'Brien

Fiction

The High Places by Fiona McFarlane

Biography

Sinatra: The Chairman by James Kaplan

Anthology

The Best Australian Stories 2015 edited by Amanda Lohrey

Biography

Santamaria: A Most Unusual Man by Gerard Henderson

Biography

Big Blue Sky: A Memoir by Peter Garrett

Biography

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

Science

The Best Australian Science Writing edited by Bianca Nogrady

Fiction

The Waiting Room by Leah Kaminsky

Fiction

Hope Farm by Peggy Frew

Fiction

The Secret Son by Jenny Ackland

Fiction

The Profilist by Adrian Mitchell

Biography

Monash by Grantlee Kieza & Maestro John Monash by Tim Fischer

Literary Studies

The Work of Literature by Derek Attridge

Literary Studies

The Simple Act of Reading edited by Debra Adelaide

Film

Mad Dog Morgan by Jake Wilson

Poetry

Breezeway by John Ashbery

Poetry

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

Poetry

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

Biography

Worlds Apart: A Memoir by David Plante

Memoir

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

Biography

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

Media

Hector by Rozzi Bazzani

Gay Studies

Unnamed Desires: A Sydney Lesbian History by Rebecca Jennings

Children's and Young Adult Fiction

You're The Kind of Girl I Write Songs About by Daniel Herborn