September 2016, no. 384

September 2016, no. 384

The highlight of the September issue is distinguished historian Alan Atkinson's searching and timely RAFT Fellowship essay on the Australian national conscience. Other highlights include Glyn Davis on Britain's Europe from birth to Brexit, Beejay Silcox's fly-on-the-wall account of a Donald Trump Rally, Bernadette Brennan on the works of Kim Scott, Simon Caterson on Brett Whiteley, Joy Damousi on the Armenian Genocide, and a poem from New Zealand's poet Laureate Bill Manhire. We review fiction by authors including Steven Amsterdam, Nick Earls, Tara June Winch, Howard Jacobson, and Anna Spargo-Ryan. Michael Shmith interviews Brett Dean for Green Room, and author Fiona Wright is our Open Page guest.

The Easy Way Out by Steven Amsterdam

Armenia, Australia and the Great War by Vicken Babkenian and Peter Stanley

The Romanovs: 1613–1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore

After the Carnage by Tara June Winch

The Abundance by Annie Dillard

Shylock Is My Name by by Howard Jacobson

The Paper House by Anna Spargo-Ryan

The Sound by Sarah Drummond

The Vagabond Papers by John Stanley James

In other words: Forty years of essays by Goenawan Mohamad, translated by Jennifer Lindsay

Dawn the Proof by Tony Page