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Dean Biron reviews The Van Apfel Girls are Gone by Felicity McLean

Dean Biron
23 May 2019

From the ill-fated explorations of Leichhardt and Burke and Wills through to the Beaumont children, Azaria Chamberlain, and the backpacker murders in New South Wales, the history of Austra More

Lyndon Megarrity reviews Elections Matter edited by Benjamin T. Jones, Frank Bongiorno, and John Uhr

Lyndon Megarrity
25 March 2019

The atmosphere among Australian electors lining up to cast a vote at a school, hall, or similar institution is generally relaxed and informal, a ‘vibe’ enhanced by the friendly banter More

Bronwyn Lea reviews Islands by Peggy Frew

Bronwyn Lea
25 March 2019

According to the AFP, two Australians under the age of eighteen are reported missing every hour. Most are found alive, fairly quickly, but an unlucky few will progress to the category of l More

Tim Mehigan reviews Beyond the Ancient Quarrel: Literature, philosophy and J.M. Coetzee edited by Patrick Hayes and Jan Wilm

Tim Mehigan
25 March 2019

Beyond the Ancient Quarrel: Literature, philosophy and J.M. Coetzee is a new collection of essays on J.M. Coetzee, perhaps the most important author of imaginative literature in t More

Lyndon Megarrity reviews 'Back from the Brink, 1997–2001: The Howard Government Volume II' edited by Tom Frame

Lyndon Megarrity
18 December 2018

Back from the Brink is the second volume of a projected four-volume series that investigates the performance of the four Howard governments (1996–2007). The first dealt with the Liberal– National Party co More

Sarah Holland-Batt reviews 'The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume 2: 1956–1963' edited by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil

Sarah Holland-Batt
18 December 2018

Sylvia Plath wrote her last letter to the American psychiatrist Dr Ruth Beuscher a week prior to her suicide on 11 February 1963. In it, Plath castigates herself for being guilty of ‘Ido More