Michael Adams

Michael Adams reviews 'Tidalectics: Imagining an oceanic worldview through art and science' edited by Stefanie Hessler

Michael Adams
25 September 2018

Humans live on the Blue Planet: seventy per cent of ‘Earth’ is covered by oceans. We increasingly hear these descriptions: that oceans are the largest habitat, that eighty per cent of More

#19 Michael Adams reads 'Salt Blood'

05 March 2018

Each year, ABR’s prestigious Calibre Essay Prize, one of the world’s leading prizes for a new essay, attracts some of the finest writers from Australia and overseas.

Last year, the first prize of $5,000 was awarded to More

A survey of environmental writing

Australian Book Review
28 September 2017

To complement our coverage of new books on the subject, we invited a number of writers, scholars, and environmentalists to nominate the books that have had the greatest effect on them from More

News from the Editor's Desk - June-July 2017

Australian Book Review
29 May 2017

Calibre Essay Prize

The Calibre Essay Prize, now in its eleventh year, has played a major role in the resurgence of the literary essay. This year we received almost 200 essays from fourteen countries. ABR Editor Peter Rose – who judged the Prize with Sheila Fitzpatrick (award-winn ... More

2017 Calibre Essay Prize (winner): 'Salt Blood'

Michael Adams
25 May 2017

It is quiet and cool and dark blue. At this depth the pressure on my body is double what it is at the surface: my heartbeat has slowed, blood has started to withdraw from my extremities an More