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.