The highlights of the August Fiction issue are the three stories shortlisted in the prestigious $12,500 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. Other highlights include an extract from poet Michael Aiken's ABR Laureate's Fellowship project: Satan Repentant. Also in the issue, we have Peter Mares on Manus and Nauru, Ilana Snyder on American Jewish divisions about Israel, Neal Blewett on The Killing Season Uncut, Simon Tormey on Thomas Piketty's new work, and Bruce Moore reflects on the new Australian National Dictionary. Novelists reviewed in this issue include Annie Proulx, Louise Erdrich, Katherine Brabon, Mark O'Flynn, Zoë Morrison, and Liam Pieper. Historian Tom Griffiths is our Open Page guest.
August 2016, no. 383
When he steps outside and pulls off the mask, it feels like removing a second face, the one he keeps from the ones who wouldn't understand and those who would ...More
We are wading out, the five of us. I remember this. The sun an hour or two from melting into the ocean, the slick trail of its gold showing the way we will take ...More
She says it was a man, an old man (but all men are old to her), which man, what did he look like, what was he wearing, what did he do ...More
Books have long provided fodder for films and television. Now films and television series, particularly documentaries, spawn books. The Killing Season Uncut is a ...More