August 2016, no. 383

August 2016, no. 383

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.

The Killing Season Uncut by Sarah Ferguson, with Patricia Drum

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Barkskins by Annie Proulx

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Hegel's Owl: The life of Bernard Smith by Sheridan Palmer

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The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 3: 1926–1929 edited by edited by Rena Sanderson, Sandra Spanier, and Robert W. Trogdon

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Collected Poems by by Vikram Seth

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The Memory Artist by Katherine Brabon

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Avalanche: A love story by Julia Leigh

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LaRose by Louise Erdrich

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Chronicles: On our troubled times by by Thomas Piketty, translated by Seth Ackerman

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The Last Days of Ava Langdon by Mark O’Flynn

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Portable Curiosities by Julie Koh

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Music and Freedom by Zoë Morrison

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The Healing Party by Micheline Lee

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Black Teeth by Zane Lovitt

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On Bowie by Simon Critchley

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Tom Hughes QC: A cab on the rank by Ian Hancock

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The Toymaker by Liam Pieper

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The Hatred of Poetry by Ben Lerner

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Growing Wild by Michael Wilding

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Ultimate Questions by Bryan Magee

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