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.

Full Contents

Fiction

Hag-Seed: The Tempest retold by Margaret Atwood

Biography

Evatt: A life by John Murphy

Biography

The Unknown Judith Wright by Georgina Arnott

Indigenous Studies

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

Law

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

Fiction

Potiki by Patricia Grace

Fiction

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

Fiction

The Science of Appearances by Jacinta Halloran

Fiction

The Love of a Bad Man by Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Fiction

Resolution by A.N. Wilson

Fiction

The Windy Season by Sam Carmody

Fiction

Wood Green by Sean Rabin

Fiction

On the Blue Train by Kristel Thornell

Fiction

Black British by Hebe de Souza

Music

Grant & I by Robert Forster

Politics

Comrade Corbyn by Rosa Prince

Memoir

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

Psychiatry

Finding Sanity: John Cade, lithium and the taming of bipolar by Greg De Moore and Ann Westmore