November 2020, no. 426

November 2020, no. 426

Welcome to the November issue! On our cover is a very young Hessom Razavi, the ABR Behrouz Boochani Fellow. In his cover article, Hessom relates his family’s trials after the Iranian Revolution, their flight to Australia, and his awareness of the immense ordeals facing refugees in Australia’s immigration centres. Tony Hughes-d’Aeth examines regional differences in Australian writing and considers the ways regional factors can influence authors. Gideon Haigh is underwhelmed by Book Woodward’s new book, Rage, and asks if Trump’s presidency has rendered traditional journalism impossible. James Ley finds much to admire in Richard Flanagan’s new novel, as does Beejay Silcox with Elena Ferrante’s first novel since the Neapolitan quartet. Susan Wyndham reviews the new novel by Craig Silvey, who is the subject of Open Page. And Judith Bishop is our Poet of the Month.

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Full Contents

Politics

How to Win an Election by Chris Wallace

Fiction

All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton

Fiction

Honeybee by Craig Silvey

Fiction

Dreams They Forgot by Emma Ashmere

Fiction

Infinite Splendours by Sofie Laguna

Fiction

Lucky’s by Andrew Pippos

Fiction

Inside Story by Martin Amis

Fiction

Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings

Fiction

The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

Fiction

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Richard Flanagan

Environmental Studies

English Pastoral: An inheritance by James Rebanks

China

The China Journals: Ideology and intrigue in the 1960s by Hugh Trevor-Roper, edited by Richard Davenport-Hines

Australian History

People of the River: Lost worlds of early Australia by Grace Karskens

Letters

Letters to the Editor

by Peter McPhee, Johanna Leggatt, and Kate Hegarty
Advances

News from ABR

Politics

Rage by Bob Woodward