November 2016, no. 386

November 2016, no. 386

Welcome to the November Arts issue. We are delighted to announce Robyn Archer as our new Laureate. Other highlights include our annual survey of critics and arts professionals on their favourite concerts, operas, films, ballets, plays, television programs, and exhibitions. We also look at musical memoirs, rivalry in art, the joys of binge-watching boxed-sets, music competitions during the Cold War, transgressions in cinema, the history of Indigenous art and of the Australian art market, and art during Germany’s Weimar period. ABR Chair Colin Golvan QC explores the cultural risks of parallel importation, and Neal Blewett reviews a new biography of H.V. Evatt. We review new fiction from Margaret Atwood, Jacinta Halloran, Laura Elizabeth Woollett, A. N. Wilson, Sam Carmody, Sean Rabin, Kristel Thornell, and Hebe de Souza, as well as classic fiction from New Zealand. Bill Manhire is our Poet of the Month.

Evatt: A life by John Murphy

It’s Our Country edited by Megan Davis and Marcia Langton & The Forgotten People edited by Damien Freeman and Shireen Morris

The Tim Carmody Affair: Australia’s greatest judical crisis by Rebecca Ananian-Welsh, Gabrielle Appleby, and Andrew Lynch

Potiki by Patricia Grace

The Near and the Far: New stories from the Asia-Pacific region edited by David Carlin and Francesca Rendle-Short

The Science of Appearances by Jacinta Halloran

The Love of a Bad Man by Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Resolution by A.N. Wilson

The Windy Season by Sam Carmody

Wood Green by Sean Rabin

On the Blue Train by Kristel Thornell

Black British by Hebe de Souza

Grant & I by Robert Forster

Comrade Corbyn by Rosa Prince

Bob Ellis: In his own words by Bob Ellis, compiled by Anne Brooksbank