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.

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ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

Jolley Prize 2016 (Winner): 'Glisk' by Josephine Rowe

Politics

The Killing Season Uncut by Sarah Ferguson, with Patricia Drum

Fiction

Barkskins by Annie Proulx

Biography

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

Australian History

The Art of Time Travel: Historians and their craft by Tom Griffiths

Letters

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

Poetry

Collected Poems by by Vikram Seth

Fiction

The Memory Artist by Katherine Brabon

Memoir

Avalanche: A love story by Julia Leigh

Fiction

LaRose by Louise Erdrich

Economics

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

Fiction

The Last Days of Ava Langdon by Mark O’Flynn

Fiction

Portable Curiosities by Julie Koh

Fiction

Music and Freedom by Zoë Morrison

Fiction

The Healing Party by Micheline Lee

Fiction

Black Teeth by Zane Lovitt

Essays

On Bowie by Simon Critchley

Australian History

The Lucky Country? Reinventing Australia by Ian Lowe

Biography

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

Fiction

The Toymaker by Liam Pieper

Poetry

The Hatred of Poetry by Ben Lerner

Memoir

Growing Wild by Michael Wilding

Philosophy

Ultimate Questions by Bryan Magee