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Terri-ann White reviews 'The Service of Clouds' by Delia Falconer

Terri-ann White
17 July 2019

This novel, Delia Falconer’s first, takes the form of a love lament: all about breath in bodies; textures and surfaces; clouds; mountains; photography; colour; gardens; illness. Much more, too, of course, and it is More

Lorien Kaye reviews 'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak

Lorien Kaye
17 July 2019

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Craig Sherborne reviews 'Always Unreliable: The memoirs' by Clive James

Craig Sherborne
10 July 2019

Clive James is a fussy A-grade mechanic of the English language, always on the lookout for grammatical misfires or sloppiness of ph More

Chris Wallace-Crabbe reviews 'Arabesques: A tale of double lives' by Robert Dessaix

Chris Wallace-Crabbe
10 July 2019

Who is, or rather who was, André Gide? I ask this because a distinguished editor More

Brian Matthews reviews 'Gould’s Book of Fish: A novel in twelve fish' by Richard Flanagan

Brian Matthews
10 July 2019
These days I am no longer sure what is memory and what is revelation. How faithful the story you are about to read is to the original is a bone of contention with More

Neal Blewett reviews 'Losing It' by Annabel Crabb, 'Loner: Inside a Labor tragedy' by Bernard Lagan, and 'The Latham Diaries' by Mark Latham

Neal Blewett
07 June 2019

Although you might not guess it from media comment, The Latham Diaries (MUP, $39.95 hb, 429 pp, 0522852157) is the most important book yet published on Labor’s wilderness y More

Don Anderson reviews 'Reliable Essays: The best of Clive James' and 'Even As We Speak: New essays 1993–2001' by Clive James

Don Anderson
07 June 2019

Clive James needs no introduction, though he asked Julian Barnes to provide one for Reliable Essays, a selection from three decades of James’s literary journalism made by his pu More

Peter Goldsworthy reviews 'The Book of My Enemy: Collected verse 1958–2003' by Clive James

Peter Goldsworthy
03 June 2019

Someone once described Clive James as ‘a great bunch of guys’, a joke worthy of James himself, although he is probably tired of hearing it. Some of those guys – the television comedi More

Brian McFarlane reviews 'Dirt Music' by Tim Winton

Brian McFarlane
03 June 2019

Talk about unlikely associations. My first response to the opening chapter of Tim Winton’s latest novel was how its sense of a life at a standstill, awaiting some new impulse, reminded m More

David McCooey reviews 'The Twelfth of Never: A memoir' by Louis Nowra

David McCooey
24 May 2019

Louis Nowra was born in 1950 and is – as he presents himself in this memoir – that very mid­-century thing, an outsider. An outsider in terms of class, mental constitution, and sex More

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