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.

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The Easy Way Out by Steven Amsterdam

Literary Studies

A Companion to the Works of Kim Scott edited by Belinda Wheeler

Military History

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


Farewell to the Father by Tim Elliott

French Studies

Liberty or Death: The French Revolution by Peter McPhee


Shylock Is My Name by by Howard Jacobson


Dying in the First Person by Nike Sulway


The Paper House by Anna Spargo-Ryan


The Sound by Sarah Drummond


The Bricks that Built the Houses by by Kate Tempest


Art in Britain 1660–1815 by David H. Solkin

Australian History

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