June–July 2016, no. 382

June–July 2016, no. 382

Welcome to the June-July issue of Australian Book Review. The highlight of this issue is the winning essay in this year's Calibre Prize. Michael Winkler's winning essay is titled 'The Great Red Whale'. It was chosen from almost 200 entries. Lucas Grainger-Brown reviews two new books on Tony Abbott's downfall, Sheila Fitzpatrick reviews a biography on Stalin's daughter, and Peter Stanley examines Henry Reynolds's new book on Australia's long history of bellicosity. Novelists reviewed in this issue include Toni Jordan, Jane Harper and Patrick Holland. Distinguished US poet Sharon Olds publishes her first poem in ABR.

Credlin & Co by Aaron Patrick & The Road to Ruin by Niki Savva

Dying: A memoir by Cory Taylor

Zero K by Don DeLillo

The Fighter by Arnold Zable

Unnecessary Wars by Henry Reynolds

The Boy on the Tricycle by Marcel Weyland & The May Beetles by Baba Schwartz

Road Series by Hugo Race

Anzac Day Then and Now edited by Tom Frame

Asylum by John Hughes

Comfort Zone by Lindsay Tanner

What Belongs To You by Garth Greenwell

One by Patrick Holland

Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat

In a Different Key: The story of Autism by John Donvan and Caren Zucker

From the Outer: Footy like you've never heard it edited by Alicia Sometimes and Nicole Hayes

The Dry by Jane Harper

The Amazing Mrs. Livesey by Freda Marnie Nicholl