December 2016, no. 387

December 2016, no. 387

Welcome to our much-anticipated December issue!

• Books of the Year - More than forty senior critics, writers, broadcasters, and booksellers have nominated their favourite books of the year
• Publisher’s Picks - a dozen major publishers/editors nominate 2016 books from other publishing houses
• Paul Genoni on George Johnston and Charmian Clift’s time on Hydra
• Peter Craven on Tim Winton’s ‘rich and brilliant’ essay collection The Boy Behind the Curtain
• Fiona Gruber on Scientology
• Philosopher Peter Singer is our Open Page guest

The Boy Behind the Curtain by Tim Winton

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The Sellout by Paul Beatty

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Letter to Pessoa & Other Short Fictions by Michelle Cahill

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The Dark Flood Rises by Margaret Drabble

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The Fiction of Thea Astley by Susan Sheridan

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Press Escape by Shaun Carney

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Songs of a War Boy: My story by Deng Thiak Adut and Ben McKelvey

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ISIS: A history by Fawaz A. Gerges

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A Tear in the Soul by Amanda Webster

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Moonglow by Michael Chabon

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Inexperience and other stories by Anthony Macris

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Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina Marchetta

The Winterlings by Cristina Sánchez-Andrade, translated by Samuel Rutter

The Joyce Girl by Annabel Abbs

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Quicksilver by Nicolas Rothwell

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Latin American Cinema: A Comparative History by Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez

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Franz Liszt: Musician, celebrity, superstar by Oliver Hilmes, translated by Stewart Spencer

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Ivan Pavlov: A Russian life in science by Daniel P. Todes

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The Best Australian Science Writing 2016 edited by Jo Chandler

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The Life of D.H. Lawrence by Andrew Harrison

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Comfort Food by Ellen van Neerven

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An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope, edited by Tom Jones

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The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon