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October 2016, no. 385

October 2016, no. 385

Highlights of the October issue include Kate Burridge's assessment of the colourful, yet 'selfieless' new Australian National Dictionary and David Rolph on 'the most famous statutory provision in Australia' - section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. Other highlights include Catherine Noske on two books by Maxine Beneba Clarke, Dennis Altman on a new biography of Jack Mundey, Sue Kossew on J.M. Coetzee's new novel, Critic of the Month James McNamara on Dark Money, and David Smith on David Cay Johnston's three-decade pursuit of 'con artist' Donald Trump, as well as Nicholas Jose on Dorothy Hewett, a new short story from Cate Kennedy, and poems from Jill Jones, Stuart Cooke, and Poet of the Month Sarah Holland-Batt. We also review new fiction from Hannah Kent, Ann Patchett, Jock Serong, Rajith Savanadasa, and Michelle Wright.

Full Contents

Literary Studies

The Australian National Dictionary: Second Edition edited by Bruce Moore


The Making of Donald Trump by David Cay Johnston

Literary Studies

Release the Bats by DBC Pierre & The Writer’s Room by Charlotte Wood


The Hate Race by Maxine Beneba Clarke & Carrying the World by Maxine Beneba Clarke


Hitler: A Biography: Volume I: Ascent, 1889–1939 by Volker Ullrich, translated by Jefferson Chase


The Schooldays of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee

Cultural Studies

Culture by Terry Eagleton


Commonwealth by Ann Patchett


The Good People by Hannah Kent


Pitch of Poetry by Charles Bernstein


1966 by Jon Savage & England’s Dreaming by Jon Savage


Hume: An intellectual biography by James A. Harris


Ruins by Rajith Savanadasa


Fine by Michelle Wright


The List of Last Remaining by Louise Nicholas


The One King Lear by Brian Vickers