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Publisher of the Month with Rachel Bin Salleh

Australian Book Review
22 July 2019

I do think that concentrating on getting good stories from literate peoples may be a narrow way of looking at the world. Statements by some non-Indigenous publishers that they have ‘standards’ when it comes to Fir More

'Walgajunmanha All Time', a new poem by Charmaine Papertalk Green

Charmaine Papertalk Green
22 July 2019

We write about our existence pre-invasion / And that has made us visible
We wri More

Varun Ghosh reviews Tired of Winning: A chronicle of American decline by Richard Cooke

Varun Ghosh
23 May 2019

Tired of Winning: A chronicle of American decline by journalist and essayist Richard Cooke begins with the shock of Donald Trump’s election on 8 November 2016. In New York’s L More

Varun Ghosh reviews Tired of Winning: A chronicle of American decline by Richard Cooke

Varun Ghosh
01 July 2009

Tired of Winning: A chronicle of American decline by journalist and essayist Richard Cooke begins with the shock of Donald Trump’s election on 8 November 2016. In New York’s L More

Stephen Dedman reviews Eight Lives by Susan Hurley

Stephen Dedman
23 May 2019
Eight Lives is a meticulously crafted first novel by Susan Hurley, a 2017 Peter Carey Short Story Award nominee and a medical researcher with more than thirty years’ experience in More

Alan Atkinson reviews Bedlam at Botany Bay by James Dunk

Alan Atkinson
23 May 2019

James Dunk is not the first Australian historian to notice that mental breakdown was surprisingly common during the first two European generations in New South Wales. Malcolm Ellis linked More

'This is the way the world ends' by Beejay Silcox

Beejay Silcox
12 May 2019

When truth is stranger than fiction, fiction is a potent source of truth. In the first week of the Trump administration, sales of 1984 increased by 9,500 per cent, catapulting Geo More

Stephen Dedman reviews Driving Into the Sun by Marcella Polain

Stephen Dedman
22 April 2019

In Driving Into the Sun, Marcella Polain – winner of the Anne Elder Award, the Patricia Hackett Prize, and more – has done an excellent job of capturing the inner emotional la More

Naama Grey-Smith reviews Gravity Is The Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty

Naama Grey-Smith
22 April 2019

The first thing one notices about Jaclyn Moriarty’s Gravity Is the Thing is its narrative voice: distinctive, almost stylised. Exclamation marks, emphasised words in italics, a More

Alice Nelson reviews Room for a Stranger by Melanie Cheng

Alice Nelson
22 April 2019

What does it mean to live in a place but never to fully belong to it? How does our capacity for intimacy alter when we are in exile? How do we forge an identity among haphazard collisions More

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