October 2019, no. 415

October 2019, no. 415

Welcome to our annual Environment issue – guest edited by the award-winning young historian Billy Griffiths. Never has this themed issue been more timely. Many of the contributors share our concern – and that of countless environmentalists and scientists globally (including Greta Thunberg, who appears on our cover) – about the climate crisis. Elsewhere we have reviews of books by writers such as J.M. Coetzee, Heather Rose, Lisa Taddeo and Lisa Gorton. We also name the twenty most popular twenty-first-century novels as voted by readers in the ABR FAN poll.

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Full Contents

Fiction

The Death of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee

Fiction

Act of Grace by Anna Krien

Fiction

Hollow Earth by John Kinsella

Fiction

The Breeding Season by Amanda Niehaus

Fiction

Bruny by Heather Rose

History

The Great Cauldron: A history of southeastern Europe by Marie-Janine Calic, translated by Elizabeth Janik

Politics

Addressing Modern Slavery by Justine Nolan and Martijn Boersma

Biography

Hitler: A Life by Peter Longerich, translated by Jeremy Noakes and Lesley Sharpe

Society

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

Poetry

Empirical by Lisa Gorton

Environmental Studies

Asbestos in Australia: From boom to dust edited by Lenore Layman and Gail Phillips

Environmental Studies

Sludge: Disaster on Victoria’s goldfields by Susan Lawrence and Peter Davies

Environmental Studies

A Future History of Water by Andrea Ballestero & Anthropogenic Rivers by Jerome Whitington

Environmental Studies

Wind Turbine Syndrome: A communicated disease by Simon Chapman and Fiona Crichton

Environmental Studies

‘We’ll be going this earth’: an environmental survey

by Lynette Russell, et al.
Commentary

Editorial