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July 2021, no. 433

July 2021, no. 433

Welcome to the July issue! This month we celebrate the awarding of the Calibre Prize to Theodore Ell, whose essay, ‘Façades of Lebanon’, provides a powerful eye-witness account of the Beirut explosion. The issue also explores current crises in humanitarianism with an aid worker’s frontline report from Syria and Maria O’Sullivan’s review of Alexander Betts’ book on international asylum seeker policies. And turning our attention to the racial cleavages in contemporary Australia are Paul Muldoon’s essay on the risks and rewards of Victoria’s Yoo-rrook Justice Commission and Mindy Gill’s review of an anthology of stories from Western Sydney. There are also reviews of new novels by Larissa Behrendt, Stephen Orr, and Laura Elizabeth Woollett, new poetry by Eunice Andrada, Judith Bishop, and Peter Goldsworthy – and much more!



Full Contents


An interview with Larissa Behrendt

by Australian Book Review
Literary Studies

Dickens and the Bible: ‘What providence meant’ by Jennifer Gribble

Literary Studies

Messing About in Boats by Michael Hofmann


Homecoming by Elfie Shiosaki

Short Stories

The Art of the Glimpse: 100 Irish short stories edited by Sinéad Gleeson


Two Women and a Poisoning by Alfred Döblin, translated by Imogen Taylor


The Newcomer by Laura Elizabeth Woollett


Sincerely, Ethel Malley by Stephen Orr


After Story by Larissa Behrendt


Radicals: Remembering the Sixties by Meredith Burgmann and Nadia Wheatley


Leadership by Don Russell & A Decade of Drift by Martin Parkinson


Racism: Stories on fear, hate and bigotry edited by Winnie Dunn, Stephen Pham, and Phoebe Grainer


Sex, Lies and Question Time by Kate Ellis


A Thousand Crimson Blooms by Eileen Chong & Turbulence by Thuy On

Letters to the Editor

by John Carmody, Dennis Altman, Hessom Razavi, and more